Wednesday, August 08, 2007

1993 Mac

It was 1993. I had been without a home computer for four years. I have no idea how I survived.

I walked to Marshal Fields at Water Tower Place and bought a Mac. They had a small electronics department on the top floor at the time.

The Mac came with a 24K modem and a copy of AOL. I didn’t know what AOL was, but I tried it. I immediately became addicted. That was when you paid by the minute to use AOL. My phone bills were awesome huge.

I can hardly remember what life was like before the Internet. I don’t want to.

I still have that Mac. I still have a PC Junior too.

PC Junior: that was home computing at its most challenging. The word processor did the job though.

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