There are Apple fan boys and there are Apple fan boys. Today marks 30 years of Macintosh. Time to admit my addiction. My first four computers were all made by Apple. On them I learned BASIC, operating an illicit BBS, sent my first email, stitched together text files to uncover dirty pictures, and installed the first Mosaic browser 21 years ago. In short, Apple made me a nerd.

  1. Apple IIe - 31 years ago
  2. Mac SE - 27 years ago
  3. Mac IIsi - 21 years ago
  4. PowerMac 6100 - 19 years ago

Then began a period of darkness, where I became a terrific Dell customer. Thank you, Mr. Jobs, for bringing me home again a few short years later.

Jesse Hertzberg