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Mark Allison
  • 59, Male
  • Flowery Branch, GA
  • United States
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Selling my original 128k Macintosh with original copy of MacWorld magazine
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Jan 28, 2013.

What's a good price for a Macintosh 128k?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Allison Aug 23, 2010.

Anyone have an original 128k Mac you want to sell?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Sep 26, 2011.

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When did you get your first Mac?
How many Macs do you own?
I have three, kids have four, wife has one
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What's your favorite Mac of all time?
Flowery Branch
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
I think from another podcast.... not sure.

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At 5:20pm on September 15, 2008, James said…
Welcome Mark! Any retro Macs in that mix?
At 5:56am on September 16, 2008, Mark Allison said…
Yep! I have a PowerBook Lombard that I picked up on Ebay a year or so ago. I love it and use it all the time. I also have a Power Mac 9600 with some older games on it that my kids love to play. My first job out of college was working at a newspaper. Soon after I arrived they bought SE30's. I don't even know what our old system was based on - probably DOS - but we each had dummy terminals and the Word Processor we used was NOT WYSIWYG. If you wanted a word to appear in italics, you put a code in front of the word and a code after the word to switch back to regular style. You never actually saw the style on your screen... that happened when you walked to another room that contained the printers. You printed out your article, ran to the next room, and looked to see if your article was properly formatted. If you had forgotten to place a code properly, your entire article could be bold, italic, etc., and you'd never know until you saw the printout. Turning on my first SE30 and seeing the formatting on the screen for the first time was almost literally a life-changing experience - I think the "hallelujah" chorus must have been playing in the background as we looked at that small screen for the first time :-) We would still print out articles on our new laser printers and past them on pasteboards as we had always done. The next newspaper I worked at had just purchased Quadra 700's, totally maxed out, and the entire paper was laid out on screen. This must have been about 1991, and we wanted to send the entire file to the printers electronically, but the file sizes were so large and the speed at which we could send files was so slow that it was quicker to drive 20 miles and hand deliver it :-)
PS: I've wanted a Quadra 700 ever since. Got to pick one up on Ebay someday!


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