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January 2011 Blog Posts (7)

The next Mac is.....

Well friends, I finally have bought another Macintosh!!  It's taken almost a year since I bought my TAM, but there is a new Mac in the house.  I had been looking for an older Mac to serve as a computer for my mom.  She is intimidated about using my iMac, even though I set up an account for her on it.  I had said that I'd find an older one for her to use, but she didn't think she needed one.  As I looked more, and showed some of them to her, she kind of got more interested.




Added by Franklin Johnson on January 24, 2011 at 1:38am — 4 Comments

So very, very close to a 128k Macintosh!!

If you haven't been to my page here on RMC's Ning site, then you might not know that I live in Springfield, Missouri.  I was having trouble sleeping late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, and I thought I'd check some e-mail.  I had recently found that I was getting…


Added by Franklin Johnson on January 20, 2011 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

"We wish you well Steve Jobs!"

I'm sure that by now most of The RMC Community has heard the news that Steve Jobs is taking another Medical Leave of Absence from Apple.  Steve has had several Health Issues over the past 6 years ranging from Pancreatic Cancer, to a Liver Transplant, to this newest concern.  As before COO of Apple Inc, Tim Cook, will shepard the company in Steve's absence.  Steve Jobs has asked that people respect his privacy in the matter, and I tend to agree!


We all love the two Steve's…


Added by Franklin Johnson on January 18, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

What if my company used Macs?

OK I doubt that it's just me, but maybe it is??  The local Apple re-seller that I buy most my Mac stuff from uses an older iMac as their cash register.  So that got me to thinking, "What if the store I work for used Macs??"


Unfortunately my company uses Dell computeres, running Windows CE.  I think that if we used Macs, then maybe the computeres wouldn't be a temperamental as they can be at times!  I work in the receiving department of my store here in Springfield, MO.  We…


Added by Franklin Johnson on January 16, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

From Green to Retina : the complete story of Apple displays

Very interesting blog post telling the whole story of Apple displays.


On a personal note, I still prefer the image on a CRT, rather than LCD.

Even if I'm very well equiped with Apple Cinema 24 and 30", there is nothing like the warm feeling given by a CRT.

Furthermore, my favorite Apple display of all time has to be the AppleVision 1710AV - Sony…


Added by LaurentB on January 4, 2011 at 2:34pm — 3 Comments

A Happy New Year!!

I just wanted to quickly wish all my friends, and everyone else on The Retro MacCast site a very Happy New Year!!  I hope that we all enjoy working with our Macs this year wether they are brand new iMacs & Mac Pros, or they be older Power Macs or a few lucky 128k Macs!!


What will the coming year hold for us in the Apple Universe??  Many people expect the announcement of The iPad 2.0 this January.  Many have been hoping that Apple will make the switch to USB 3, but that…


Added by Franklin Johnson on January 3, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

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