Thursday, September 30, 2010

Last Boot of My Macintosh Quadra 610

Welcome to Macintosh.

It is now safe to switch off your Macintosh

I booted up and shut down my Macintosh Quadra 610 tonight for what will probably be the last time. I got the machine in 1993. At the time it was the greatest thing, CD drive, 3.5 floppy, ethernet adaptor.

I never installed a browser so it was never on the internet, but it did connect to our internal Novell network and later to our Windows Server network. I also still have some well thumbed Inside Macintosh programming books from that era.

I had it home for work during June of 1994. I remember looking over the Mac screen to watch the low-speed police chase of O.J. Simpson's white Ford Bronco.

For the last two years my Mac Quadra has been serving as a paperweight. My company released the last Mac version of our main product in April 2008, and officially discontinued our Mac version that December.That's too bad. These days there are a lot of Macs being purchased for home use, but few being purchased for office use, which is where our market is.

Note: the screen flicker on the Mac is the product of the video filming catching the refresh rate, the Mac does not flicker that way to the naked eye. Booted up and down in less than 2 minutes, those were the good old days.

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