MacWorld/iWorld “was” fun

MacWorld '98 2

Today marks the end of an era.

I first attended MacWorld in 1996, as a tech with just three years experience. It was a first for us all. It was amazing. Everything Apple, under one roof. As a tech, it was a wonderland.

I’d walk from booth to both asking developers and engineers for help with tech issues that had me stumped, while looking at newly-released and forthcoming stuff. Heaven. Oh, and then there were the “show specials”. Many booths wanted to go home much “lighter” than they arrived (wanting to sell what they brought). So, come Friday it was discount time. For example, I bought a Kensington Trackball and an Iomega Zip 100 disks 🙂

So cool! I didn’t want to leave.

I did this every year, without fail. However, things change over time. It got smaller, and smaller,  and less interesting too. Finally Apple stopped attending and it became iWorld. I was out. My last year was 2011, when it was still cool (barely).

Pictured: MacWorld 1999, San Francisco