Our MacMAD meeting topic this month is iTunes. There are some interesting changes in the latest version. In particular, Apple has removed the purchase and management of iOS Apps from iTunes. This is a good step in the right direction to make iTunes less complicated and more focused.
tonight’s Keynote presentation.
I just found this photo of my computer desk from 1996.
Laserwriter, Power Mac 7200, Modem, Optical Drive & Heavy CRT.
Here’s my reasonably well-equipped computer setup from 1996. From left to right:
The miracle piano. My wife was using that. It connected to the Mac via MIDI. I don’t know of a modern piano teaching system comprable to it
Apple LaserWriter NT printer. Apple’s last LaserWriter came out in 1996. My new printer is about the same size and speed. It’s cheaper, more reliable, and has WiFi, though.
A microphone. That was a rarely used accessory. Who knows what was going on that day.
Yellow Touch-Tone desk phone
9600 baud modem
Removable media optical drive — I think 100 Mbyte capacity
Power Macintosh 7200 – 90 MHz Power PC 601, 500 MB hard drive, CD-ROM, floppy drive
A big, heavy CRT – probably a Bill Bernett after-the-meeting special
A joystick, probably for the game F/A-18 Hornet
Blue mousepad. Hey, I still have that mousepad. I should probably get a new one occasionally
Another telephone, Model 500 black dial phone. This phone stayed in use longer than the yellow one. It was still working when my landline was disconnected entirely about 2015.
We had a visit from long-time Florida Today photogapher Craig
Rubadoux at our last meeting. The paper then published a nice profile on MacMAD which you can see here:
, live at a meeting. The interview appears on the October 21st edition of the podcast. We covered some of the history and origins of MacMAD. Brevardian Podcast interviewed MacMAD