The Cult of Mac team had a rollicking good time at BoxTone’s iNSpired party, checking out the machines and chatting to devs.
There were about 20 Apple machines on show, from the Apple I to the iMac. The best part, they were working machines — something the organizers probably regretted with a room full of people intent on playing with them while downing beer and inhaling scrumptious mini-sandwiches.
We start with Wendell Sander, Apple employee no. 16, who fires up his Apple I for a memory dump using an iPod.
Sander, 75, who says he may consider retiring soon, bought his Apple I back in 1976 and got it working again about a year ago. Sander brought it in a fabulous carrying case for one of his big projects at Apple, the Apple III, and says it may be one of the only functioning ones still alive. (And, no, for now he says he won’t be putting it up on eBay any time soon.)
Then we take a stroll through 25 years of the Cupertino company’s hits (and misfires) in no particular order including the Newton and slick 2oth Anniversary Mac.
Look out for Part II, we’ve got an exclusive interview with Sander.