Here’s a blast from the past, that’s me circa Oct 1984 going to Engineering school.
My 128k Mac, yes that is MacPaint (gotta be version 1.0?) you see onscreen. I used it and MacWrite for report writing, MacBasic for programming.
This was a self-portrait I took for one of my “fun” non-engineering electives, B&W Photography. I developed this photo myself in the “real” chemical darkroom.
For me, I was learning darkroom basic techniques at this time also, which always intrigued me and was fun to do/experiment with.
I had played with the stuffed bear be during the shoot, in/out, besides that this was my real college study table exactly.
25 years ago……..
My 128k Mac was delivered 10/1984, ordered thru U of M education program thru inacomp, I still have that receipt, the original; plastic box the systems disc’s came in/manuals/etc. Sadly the 128k mac, which was upgraded to a MacPlus, is long gone. I was a member of MacTechnics in AA also 1986-ish thru mid 1996.
Courtesy of my “way back machine”, aka , file cabinet, some historical documents:
Letter to students about selling the 128k Mac on campus