The First MacIntosh

Just ran across this again. No clue as to where it’s from. Looks like it’s signed “MS.”

This is exactly what happened when we got our first Mac in the late ’80s. Michael Rafferty, who was working for Shelter then, started doing everything on the Mac, while I was still using my Adler portable typewriter, and laying out pages with X-Actos and glue. Took me years to migrate over…

(Actually I still do initial layout manually.)

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to The First MacIntosh

  1. When I started my doctoral program the height of technology was my electric typewriter with correction ribbon. By the time I finished I used one of the first Mac computers to write my dissertation. I used to drag that boxy old machine around to work on it in hotels while my husband traveled on weekends for the military. Now that does bring back memories. Thanks. – Margy

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