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  • Spruce Grove, Alberta
  • Canada
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When did you get your first Mac?
With my own money - 1996 (PowerBook Duo 2300)
How many Macs do you own?
Four (17" iMac Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac Mini G4, Mac Classic II, Mac SE (not working - yet)
What is your website?
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
Spruce Grove (bedroom community outside Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
Mentioned on a Macworld podcast earlier this year.

My Mac history

Growing up as a young kid in rural Canada, I was heavily influenced by Apple in two ways.

My dad was a high school band teacher, and I would go with him to hang out at the school when he would go in to work on weekends. I would play games on the school's Apple IIe computers, and later on, on their Mac Pluses. We had a Commodore 64 at home (no disk drive, just a tape, so relatively useless) but Dad would often bring his work mac home (in a big black backpack) and I'd use it to write stories or play Art of War.

The other way was through my uncle, who was a fairly well known underground new wave artist in the early '80s. He had a one-man band/home studio in the basement of my grandparents' farmhouse, and in the mid-'80s made the switch from a hardware sequencer to a Mac running Performer (I think he used a Mac SE/30).

I'd always just use whatever Macs were in the university computer labs in my college days, and I bought my first Mac in '96 - a PowerBook Duo 2300, complete with docking station. It was slick and awesome, until the dock stopped working (after the warranty was over). It's hard to use a Duo for much without the dock. ;-)

I now have a home studio of my own, running Digital Performer and Reason on a Mac Mini (a relatively slow G4 version). And I recently dug out my dad's old Mac Classic II. Still works great! But I also found an old Mac SE with an internal hard drive that doesn't seem to work at all, and without any system floppies, so it's pretty useless until I figure out how to rescue it. I also own a 2nd Gen iPod Touch, which I love to death!

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At 11:05pm on March 9, 2009, James said…
Welcome Christopher! Thanks for sharing your Mac story with us. Good luck with that SE.

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