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Advances in Technology: An Illustration

September 26th, 2010
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This illustration is even more astounding when I compare the iPhone 4 to my first Macintosh, the Mac SE, which I purchased in 1987.

Below are the tech specs for the SE. Note: It weighed 17 pounds. But no worries, I had a big canvas bag which made carrying it around “easy.” The iPhone, on the other hand, I must keep clipped to my belt or else I have a bad habit of “misplacing” it.

Processor: 68000, 8
PMMU: none
FPU: none
Data Path: 16, 8
L1 Cache: none
L2 Cache: none
2nd Processor: none
Slots: 1 SE PDS
DB: 2
Video: none
Floppy: DB-19
Ethernet: none
Mic Type: none
AirPort Ready:
Other Ports: Printer
, Logic Board: none
RAM Slots: 4, 30-pin SIMM
Min – Max RAM: 1 MB – 4 MB
Min RAM Speed: 150
RAM Sizes: 256 K, 1 MB
Install in Groups of: 2
Notes: This system cannot use two-chip 1MB SIMMs.
Video Memory (none)
built-in CRT 512 x 384 1-bit
Introduced: 3/2/1987
Discontinued: 8/1/1989
Form Factor: SE
Gestalt ID: 5
Weight (lbs): 17
Dimensions (in): 13.6 H x 9.69 W x 10.9 D
Notes: Some systems shipped with two 800K floppy disk drives.
Support Discontinued 9/1/98

Floppy Size: 800K
Floppy Inject: auto
Min. Int HD Size: none-40MB
Int HD Interface: SCSI
Orig CD Speed n/a
Int CD Support:
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  1. September 26th, 2010 at 16:28 | #1


    The iPhone would have to be three times the width and at least twice as thick to play CDs. :)

  2. September 27th, 2010 at 10:51 | #2

    Hey, we had one of those SE’s in our print shop. It was our first Mac also. I remember when we upgraded it to 4MB of memory for around $700 so we could run Pagemaker and Aldus Freehand simultaneoeusly using Multi-Finder.

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