Proper blast from the past this. I was having a clear out at home and found my old negatives, so I had a scan though and found this one of my old room mate – Andy Ward doing some work on my trusty mac LCIII.
I thought it would be fun to label up a few of the items in the photo, i’m sure anyone of my era will remember the old macs, and some even older ones like the classics. Mine was a cutting edge LCIII, with a whopping 8 meg of ram! Today 1 or 2 gig is minimal, that’s 1000 meg, or 2000 meg! The hard drive was only 80meg, that’s nothing by today’s standards. A single photoshop file is routinely bigger than the entire capacity of my old mac….
The most crazy part is, the mac cost me around £3000, with a black and white ‘stylewriter’ that was an A4 inkjet printer.
I only recently parted with it, donating it – along with a load of other old IT stuff to a charity group in Castleford. I’m sure it will have being no use to them really – but I couldn’t bear to take it to the skip !
How things have changed :)