A history of VMUG and iMug 1985–2020: An odd occasion

By Noel Jackling OAM

A small contingent of members of the VMUG committee travelled to Sydney for the user group component of the 1993 Apple Trade Show conference.

Two committee members, Struan Robinson and Neal Bethune purchased the new Newton message pad. Amongst the excitement and hubris of the event these two achieved a new mile high status on the return flight back to Melbourne by using the Newton message pads' infra red to transfer data between each other. They claimed to be the first 'to do it' at 30,000 feet.

Apple Newton message pad
Newton message pad

Next: iMug Widget—a small feature to advertise meetings

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Table of Contents

  1. The early years
  2. The 1990s—rapid rise and rapid decline
  3. VMUG News
  4. VMUG premises in Ross House
  5. Help Desk, Computer Training and Public Domain Software
  6. Meetings
  7. The rise and impact of the Internet
  8. iMug Apple Collection at Museum Victoria
  9. An odd occasion
  10. iMug Widget—a small feature to advertise meetings
  11. A few prominent VMUG/iMug members
  12. In conclusion
  13. Appendix 1 - Four special December meetings
  14. Appendix 2 - Apple Effect timeline banner 1976–1990
  15. Appendix 3 - Apple Effect timeline banner 1990–2006
  16. Appendix 4 - Libretto to 'An Apple a Day'
  17. Appendix 5 - Libretto to 'The Very Model of a Modern Apple MacBook Pro'
  18. Appendix 6 - Office Bearers
  19. Appendix 7 - Life Members

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