In the days of IBM PC vs. Mac, we had many lively discussions at home. My dad was a strong PC supporter (and rightfully so since his software only ran on PC). At school, my world was opened up to the Mac. We had Mac SE’s in our school. These were the all-in-ones with a black-and-white screen. As I saved my money, I purchased my first computer and that was a Mac LC. It was a compact and stylish desktop computer manufactured by Apple in the early 1990s. The Mac LC featured a Motorola 68020 processor running at a modest 16 MHz, which was considered quite fast at that time. It came with a beautiful built-in 12-inch color display, which was revolutionary for its era.
The Mac LC was my gateway to the world of computing. I remember being fascinated by the graphical user interface of the Macintosh operating system. It was intuitive and user-friendly, making it easy for me to navigate through folders, launch applications, and accomplish various tasks.
Despite its relatively modest specifications, the Mac LC served me well for many years. I used it for word processing, creating artwork, playing simple games, and exploring the vast world of the internet. The built-in floppy disk drive allowed me to save and share files conveniently, although it lacked the optical drive that later models had.
One of the most memorable aspects of the Mac LC was its compact size. It didn’t take up much space on my desk, which was great for my small bedroom at the time. I also appreciated its sleek design and the Apple logo that proudly adorned the front of the computer. It felt like I owned a piece of the future.
Looking back, my first computer, the Mac LC, holds a special place in my heart. It sparked my interest in technology and laid the foundation for a lifelong passion. Even though it may seem outdated compared to today’s powerful machines, it will always be a cherished part of my personal computing history.