Friday, January 25, was the 35th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh computer. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I was in college at the time, and one of my professors bought a Mac and brought it to class. We were all amazed at what a graphical user interface looked like and at what this little computer could do. It was so different from the Apple II computers we were using then. I know it’s an over-used term, but it seemed like magic at the time. I was enthralled and wanted one so badly, but didn’t have the money. I had had “the bug” for computers since a high school trip to the local college, where I got to play around on a mainframe. Seeing the Mac and how different it was cemented my interest in computers. It would be many, many years before I was able to own my own Mac, but these early experiences led to my career in the software industry.
As part of my new focus on writing, I’m moving my computing life to an iPad. I’ve used an iPad since it first became available and have always been intrigued by the potential of the device. I think the iPad is at the point where it can fulfill all of my computing needs.Continue reading