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Hi!

Long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a little kid visited a science museum and saw a little marvel: an Apple Macintosh computer. Since that day, I've been allured by any computer displaying an apple logo.

Thanks to a friend, I've been in contact with Macs since System 7. Being from Europe, Macs were always prohibitively expensive. With my friend, I lived all System 7, 8, and 9. I remember learning with him to use Quark Xpress and playing F-16 Flight Simulator and, of curse, Marathon!

Not so long ago, I moved to the US of A and, as a Linux user of many years, I could not get myself to buy a Windows laptop. So I got my first Mac, my own Mac, a little wonder called iBook G4 12". Since then, it's been a workhorse, traveling all over and generating lusting gazes from any person around. Later came a couple of 7x00 Power Macintosh.

As I was getting tired of solving Windows support calls from my family, I got my sister a Mac Mini, my wife an iMac and my dad a MacBook. Now I only get calls about family get-together, no more tech support calls.

One day, my wife surprised me with a Cube! This shows beyond any doubt how much she loves me :'-)

Fast forward a couple of years, and I listen on TWIT's Mac Break Weekly (or was it the Macworld podcast?) this nice chap from the RetroMacCast talk about classic Mac computers. And I subscribed to it on January, 13th, 2009. Since then, I've been listening to all episodes; currently I'm on Episode 79. One day I will catch up :)

For the future, I'd like to get a little little marvel (a retro Apple Macintosh) to be displayed at home.

Salut,
SinnerBOFH

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Comment by James on February 19, 2009 at 5:16pm
Thanks for you sharing your story and thanks for listening. Are you sure it wasn't the Macworld podcast where you heard about RMC?
Comment by SinnerBOFH on February 19, 2009 at 7:18pm
Hi James!

You might be correct there, as I listen (or, dare I say it, I used to listen before RMC started monopolizing my "retro" iPod Nano original) to many podcasts. But then, I'm pretty sure I've listen about RMC (at Mac Break Weekly (or at least, one of Leo's friends comment about RMC). Then, the Macworld podcast trigger memories and the rest is a brain hick-up, I mean, history. *grin*

Salut,
SinnerBOFH
Comment by James on February 19, 2009 at 8:04pm
If it was MBW and you remember which episode, I'd love to know. MBW is one of my faves so a mention on there would be fantastic!
Comment by John on February 20, 2009 at 9:29pm
That is a great story! Fortunately there are many retro Macs that are available for very reasonable prices to fulfill your retro dream.
Comment by Ken on February 20, 2009 at 10:19pm
Hallo! Just wondering where you originally hail from.
Comment by SinnerBOFH on February 21, 2009 at 1:09pm
Hi!

I'm originally from Barcelona, Spain :)

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