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Can YOUR Mouse Last 18 Years?

Discussion in 'Apple/Mac' started by Julien, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    This is a nice Apple story. It could happen to a pc-user , but I'm happy it's with our gear :biggrin:
  2. matthew.paul

    matthew.paul Guest

    lol. great story. Saw it on digg.com earlier.
  3. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    I see we have the same "sources" :wink:
  4. Some of us have Mouse Lust, in addition to lens lust!
  5. Cougar8045


    May 25, 2007
    Believe it or not. I still have a Mac II, first color computer Apple ever produce, up at my attic that still work. It has a whopping 8Mb of Ram and a giantic 40Mb harddrive. I bought it brand new in summer of 1988. System 7 is the last OS I updated in that machine.

    Cried out loud, I still use a Mac 8100, first high-end PowerPC Mac, to surf the net once in a while. My office purchased that in 1994. The machine was retired in 1998. I took it home and use it ever since. I think it had 16Mb of Ram with a 120Mb harddrive.

    Those Mac just keep on working.
  6. billg71


    May 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    "It could happen to a pc-user "....

    I don't think PC users even knew what a mouse WAS 18 years ago...... :wink:

  7. That is such a cool story! Warms my Mac-lovin' heart..... :smile:

    (Somehow I doubt very much that my current wireless Mighty Mouse will last that long!)
  8. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Doesn't it ? :505:
  9. nancyr


    Feb 14, 2006
    La Jolla, CA
    Remember how painful that mouse design was? Ugh.

    Still have my old (accelerated!) SE in the garage. Bet it still works. :smile:
  10. You're wrong about that... Perhaps you weren't born back then, or old enough to remember? :wink:
  11. Too bad the Mice that came with my G4 and Mac Pro are both dead then.. LOL

    OK, now I'm off to play Zork on my C64!

  12. This one does. I had a Logitech C7 serial mouse for my "clone" in 1987. Unlike the Mac mouse, mine had 3 buttons :) 
    Kept the mouse until a few years ago, had no further use for it.
  13. Nice thought, but technology marchs forward with time. As I write this, I'm using a wireless optical mouse with a scroll wheel. It is small enough for my briefcase. 18 years ago there was nothing like it. Who knows what the next 18 years will bring.
  14. Haibane


    Aug 14, 2006
    Smyrna, Georgia
    The first mac I ever touched in the IT department died hours after I touched it and all I did was open PS.
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