Click through the photo album above.
I jokingly refer to these items and experiences as part of my “Apple Cred”.
The photo of me with magazines was taken on April 25, 2015. The Apple baseball cap in that photo I bought in 2000 at Apple’s world headquarters in Cupertino. They used to have a gift shop at the headquarters and anyone could walk into the lobby and/or gift shop.
The other photos in the slideshow were taken in 2000 during a road trip with my wife. We stopped at Apple’s world headquarters. (My wife was not as excited as I was about that stop.) Note the six-color Apple logos.
We also stopped at MacAddict’s office. (Again, my wife did not understand that stop.)
The photos wherein we frolic with friends on top of the Golden Gate bridge are from that same trip. I included them just because they are pretty cool. It was a great trip.
My collection of MacAddict magazines:
- all of ’96 with all disks
- (During a move, I threw away all of ’97.)
- all of ’98 with all disks
- all of ’99 with all disks
- all of ’00 with all disks
- Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr of ’01 with one disk
- Dec of ’04
- Jan, Feb of ’05
- (Starting in 2006, I took a bunch of the 2001, 2004, 2005 issues to school for students to cut up.)
Adobe Magazine (quarterly… back when you could publish a tech magazine quarterly and not miss much. Also, when tech published magazines) I don’t know why I’ve kept these.
- Spring, Summer, Autumn of ’98
- Spring, Winter of ’99
I sold my Apple playing cards:
I won a deck of Apple playing cards at the Portland, Oregon unveiling of the 20th-Anniversary Mac in 1997. For reasons I still do not understand, I sold the deck in 2012. (Photos here are not mine.)
Not pictured, The Macs I have owned:
- Macintosh LC III that I loved loved loved. My grandma and mom bought it for me upon my graduation from college in 1994. It cost around $2600. It was more than they could afford and I have always been humbled and grateful. It became the basis for all the Macs I have owned because I have always sold my current Mac to buy my next one, and they have always keep their value. I even made $10 on one after using it for six months.
- Performa 6300. I loaded BeOS on this.
- Bondi Blue iMac G3
- 14″ Powerbook G3
- 15 Apple Mac Pluses (with the signatures stamped inside). In 2001, they were sitting in storage at Willamette University, so I asked if I could have them. Willamette’s IT folks said yes. I worked on them for weeks and once they were all purring, I gave them to a private school in Aloha Oregon. I really wish I would have kept one. I still love System 7.
- 12″ Powerbook G4
- 13″ Macbook Core Duo
- Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
- 13″ Macbook Pro (2011) – current
- 11″ Macbook Air (2012) – current