My Apple History

1984macintosh-1Okay, I’ll bite. I saw that my Ownercamp friend Alex King decided to post all the Macs / Apple Computers that he has owned to celebrate 30 years since the release of the first Apple Macintosh. So, I figured I would play along too. As the President of Plank, there are a lot more Mac’s that I’ve officially owned, so let’s consider this list the machines that I owned and used personally.

My first computer and first Apple product was an Apple IIe, which I used throughout high school. It isn’t technically a Mac, so my list really only starts with the Macs that I bought to get me through university. Everyone after that was used either personally or for work. Sometimes I was running two machines at the same time, one for work and one at home. Now I am almost exclusively on my laptop which serves as my home and work machine. I think I got all the machines right but I’m not 100% sure of the specific years. They may be a bit off.

  • Macintosh Classic (Black and White) (1990?)
  • Performa 6220 (1995)
  • Power Mac 9500 180 (1997)
  • Power Macintosh G3 300 Minitower (1998)
  • Power Macintosh G3 300 (Blue & White) (2000?)
  • iMac G3/350 (Blueberry) (2001?)
  • iMac G3/600 (2003?)
  • iMac G4/1.25 (2005?)
  • PowerBook G4 1.5 15″ (2006?)
  • MacBook Pro “Core 2 Duo” 2.5 15″ (2008)
  • MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.1 13″ White (2010) **
  • MacBook Pro “Core i7″ 2.66 15” (2010)
  • MacBook Pro “Core i7″ 2.7 15” Retina (2012)

Looks like I have given Apple a lot of money over the years.

Happy 30th anniversary Macintosh!

** On my way home from work one evening I stopped off at the grocery store to pick up a few things, one of which was a container of cole slaw. I thought it would be a really good idea to just put the cole slaw in my backpack with my MacBook Pro. When I got home, I noticed that the container opened and spilled oil and grease into my computer. I had oil behind my screen, on the motherboard and in the hard drive. I destroyed it. As a result I bought this MacBook to punish myself for being such an idiot. I tried to work on it for one week, gave up and then upgraded to a new MacBook Pro.

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I’m Warren Wilansky, a middle-aged lifelong Montréaler. I've been running a great little digital agency by the name of Plank for almost 20 years.



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