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Apple donates MacPaint and QuickDraw Source Code



According to this Businessweek article, Apple donated "the single most important component of the original Macintosh technology" to the Computer History Museum.


I myself am certainly no stranger to MacPaint. I first fell in love with the…
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Added by James Wages on July 20, 2010 at 4:45pm — 3 Comments

Retro Styling for your iPad

A nifty $3.50 sticker that can give your iPad a 1990's look. Just add Mini vMac and your all set.

Added by James Wages on July 8, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Compact Mac Analog Board Components

I acquired a Mac 128k/512k (it came with both logic boards) and a GCC HyperDrive 20 Mac 512k over the last few years ago. Since then, I've spent a lot of time examining the innards of these two classic beauties. Being an electronics hobbyist with an EE degree, I certainly enjoy tinkering. One thing I discovered is that electronic components, especially old electrolytic capacitors, are often in need of replacement to get the machine back in original working condition. I visited a variety of… Continue

Added by James Wages on December 30, 2008 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

My first Mac

When recently filling out the new RetroMacCast member form, I reflected on my first home computer back in 1984 -- a Macintosh 128k. What a simple yet ground-breaking machine, destined to forever change my view on computing and life in general. No, the Mac does not capture my every waking hour, but it has inspired my love of computers and technology, ultimately leading me to study electrical engineering in college which in turn brought me to Japan.



This first Mac was not actually "my"… Continue

Added by James Wages on October 28, 2008 at 8:40am — No Comments

The SE/30 That Does It All

I was recently interviewed by Giles Turnbull of Cult of Mac who had seen my SE/30 and Newton photo on Flickr. I felt especially honored that Giles decided to run this article on these classic Apple machines.



UPDATE: How funny. I became a new member just today and after posting my blog… Continue

Added by James Wages on October 25, 2008 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

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