How I went "Mac"

Discussion in 'Switch Stories' started by artie, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. artie macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2002
    I'm not a writer by any means, so bear with me... I'll be as brief as I can... ;)

    Around 1991, I became Interested in computers. I started taking some non-credit courses at the local community college (PCs, Windows).. :( I wanted to learn everything I could about computers.

    After several courses, I learned that I could use computers for FREE at the local library...

    so, one saturday, I went to the library.... with a floppy disk in hand.... to save my work on... (I did know that much about them. I had to save my work).

    I walked into the library, and the staff pointed out where they were, so I walked over towards them.... they had 2-3 windows PCs there.... like I used in school....

    However, they had another one that "caught" my eye.... It was a little thing.... small black/white screen, 9" in diameter.... all in one.... the entire thing was one piece. I thought that was sort of cool... (I later learned it was a Macintosh SE30)....

    It had Word 4.0 on it... and a few kids games.....

    I didnt really know much about what I was doing...

    I was using Word to create a database of names and phone numbers! Sort of funny today when I think back about this. I was typing names and numbers in a document, and saving to the floppy disk.

    after 1/2 hour on this computer, I was hooked..... I spent several more saturdays coming back to this thing... creating my "database"...

    But I quickly discovered that "I had to have a Mac of my own".

    so I bought my first one...

    and the rest as they say is History.. ;)

    It's almost 2003, and 4 Mac models later, many upgrades, and OS versions from System 7 to Jaguar 10.2.3, I'm STILL using Mac's!

    I would NOT have it any other way.. ;)
  2. Steradian macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2002
    San Jose

    I like your story, how old are you anyways??? yes i know it's rude ot ask age but i am just wondering :)

    PowerBook G4 1ghz
  3. artie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2002
    Re: cool

    I'm 38....

    damn, I'll be 39 this summer. :(

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