Friday, November 21, 2008

The Marin Mac Shop

For all you ComputerWare fans that want to travel back in time in your own personal wayback machine, it will interest you to know that you can do just that by going to where the San Rafael ComputerWare store was located. It is now the Marin Mac Shop, and it is a great place that keeps the ComputerWare memories alive and well.

I had a recent catastrophic hard drive failure on my Mac laptop, and last time I had such a problem I went straight to a ComputerWare hardware technician. So, what are my options in 2008? Well, I sent it to the Marin Mac Shop and a certified ComputerWare Apple technician of lore, Carlson, fixed it! I even got the "Friends of ComputerWare" discount! Thank you for keeping great Macintosh customer sales and service alive and well.

Monday, July 28, 2008

QuickMail Discontinued

MacNN reports that Outspring has announced that it is discontinuing its QuickMail email client and server line. The company has suspended all sales and phone support for QuickMail, although customers who purchased QuickMail products in the last 90 days will still be entitled to another 90 days of telephone support.

Wow, that brings back memories. I only used QuickMail when I worked at ComputerWare, but I remember it well. When I got to the Santa Cruz store, QuickMail was our main link to the rest of the company. I remember all the "special" forms users created. I remember the Mickey Mouse flipping the bird message and a few others. Stefen Fanger from the Palo Alto store accumulated quite a collection of custom QuickMail forms.

Anyone have any favorites?

Also makes me think of the fact that to this day I sign all my emails with "--Eric K". This goes back to a problem on the mail server where Eric Matson's and my email boxes got intertwined. Since he was the manager of the new Sunnyvale store and I was just a peon sales guy at the Palo Alto store, I shouldn't have been able to see his email, and people needed to know when I was sending out email that I wasn't him, so I kept signing everything with "--Eric K" to avoid confusion.

--Eric K

Monday, July 7, 2008

Corporate Sales Team

Whoa. Who can remember the ComputerWare Times? The Corporate Sales Team was featured in the October 1991 issue. Where are they now? 

Also of interest in this issue:
  • The new Mac CPUs included three notebook Macs: the PowerBook 100, 140 and 170
  • The RasterOps 19" color display was on sale for $2399 (list: $5298)
  • Announcement: 'We now carry DOS & Windows software!'
...interesting to look back 17 years!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Join the ComputerWare Alumni LinkedIn Group

Former employees of ComputerWare: The MacSource who use LinkedIn are welcome and invited to join the ComputerWare Alumni Group on LinkedIn.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

ComputerWare Alumni on Facebook

Facebook is quickly taking over the world and now is the time to join the ComputerWare Alumni group on Facebook.

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.