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When did you get your first Mac?
I got a Mac 512 in 1985.
How many Macs do you own?
35 or so, including three Apple IIs
What's your favorite Mac of all time?
The Macintosh II that I bought new.
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Wound out its mortal coil...

The original Mac 512K, upgraded to 512KE, and then a Plus seen in my photo died after a rough double-hit power outage. I returned it to the archive for possible repair later and replaced it with another Plus to serve as our family room clock.

Posted on November 22, 2009 at 11:07am

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At 11:16am on May 30, 2009, James said…
Welcome Steve! You'll have to give us a rundown of your collection -- and add a profile pic when you get a chance.
At 2:25pm on May 31, 2009, Steve Sarrica said…
Well, here's what I think I remember having in the collection;

3 Mac Plus, including my original 512 that was upgraded. That's it acting as a clock in my profile photo.
2 Mac SE
1 Macintosh Classic
1 Macintosh Classic II
1 Macintosh LC
1 Macintosh LC II
1 Macintosh IIfx
1 Macintosh IIvx with a Centris 650 badge!
1 Macintosh LC 520
2 Power Macintosh 6115
1 Macintosh Performa 6360
1 Power Macintosh 5400
1 Power Macintosh 5500
1 Power Macintosh 8600
1 Power Macintosh G3 desktop
1 Power Macintosh G3 B&W
1 Power Macintosh G4 Quicksilver
1 Powerbook Duo 2300c
1 Duo Dock
1 Powerbook 2400c
1 Powerbook G4
1 Apple IIgs
1 Apple IIe
1 Apple IIc
1 Mac Mini (G4)

That excludes the work laptop and desktop that I use every day.
At 12:50pm on June 6, 2009, Steve Sarrica said…
So much for the quality of my inventory information. I found a Macintosh IIsi on a shelf in the basement that I missed earlier.
At 4:01pm on June 6, 2009, Lars (WhyOSX) said…
May I invite you to load at least your profile photo in a bigger view, and we're interested and curious about the storage and conditions of your collected items!
At 4:18pm on June 27, 2009, Steve Sarrica said…
We had a huge storm roll through and took a big power hit. The blackout lasted 6.5 hours and the Mac clock (in my photo) sustained some damage. There is some banding at the top of the display. It doesn't interfere with its role as a clock, but if I ever want to use it for anything else, I'll have to break out my copy of "The Dead Mac Scrolls" to see what the fix is.
At 5:19pm on November 15, 2010, John said…
Even if it didn't sit flat, it would still fit. It would be very easy to swap out the system for a different one.

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