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The Good News of Macintosh

James chats to Dan Vincent all about vintage Macs, and the role the Macintosh played in shaping the desktop publishing and print world.
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Show Notes

Yes, it’s another retro-themed episode, but with a focus on not only vintage Macs but also the world of desktop publishing and pre-press that was shaken up by the arrival of the Macintosh and tools like Aldus PageMaker and QuarkXpress.

It was a genuine pleasure to chat with Dan, I hope you find his experience and knowledge as informative and entertaining as I did.

I’d also like to say a huge thank you to everyone all for your patience, this episode was delayed by a week due to me having to move home and all the fun and games that entails.

Do you have memories of using older PowerPC or 68k Macs, maybe you worked in print or desktop publishing. If so, we’d love to hear from you, so send a note over to [email protected], leave a comment on the post, or start a discussion in Goodpods.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:05: Introductions
  2. 00:06:52: Why Vintage & Retro?
  3. 00:16:45: Vintage Mac
  4. 00:34:12: Desktop Publishing
  5. 00:46:47: The Impact Of Postscript
  6. 00:50:55: PageMaker, Quark Xpress, Photoshop
  7. 00:59:14: Pre Press
  8. 01:02:22: Printing Complexities
  9. 01:09:11: Looking Back at 90s Apple
  10. 01:22:58: Collecting Vintage Macs
  11. 01:47:46: Wrapping Up


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW

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