🖥 Hype Memories


Since I’m back into App development again, I’m getting a lot… A LOT of emails from Apple. I’m not complaining. It’s nice to see my email inbox busy again. But since there are so many of these emails, I figured the messages need their own folder. And since I did that, all the old “iTunes” development related emails (from years ago) should go there too.

And here’s what I found…

Wow, time is flying. I’ve been using Hype over six years already. Heh, what a cheap sale price… only $29.99! What a bargain! I would spend $39.99 on 80s music just months later.

And here’s another digital gem. Remember when macOS upgrades weren’t free?

…but then again, the same could be said for Hype…

…going Pro…

So, I spend about $20 a year on Hype. I’ve certainly made way more money than that by using Hype. Let’s just say the return on that investment is competitive with Bitcoin. That does make me feel better. I looked at DOGECOIN today and was like WHOA!

So, I may have missed out on the excitement of cryptocurrencies, but I didn’t miss out on Hype. I started using it from the first year it was available. I’m amazed that it’s been six years. It feels like I was just talking to the sales person in the Apple Store. He was so excited about Hype. And honestly, I wasn’t too excited about it at first, but I figured I’d try it. I’m glad I did.

Anyway, that’s just some Christmas-time nostalgia. :christmas_tree:

Happy Holidays Friends! :slightly_smiling_face:

(Dennis van Leeuwen) #2

Well written and lovely thought!


I also remember when MacOS updates were free, before there was a fee (going all the way from the original release). I also remember having my computer on all afternoon and all night in order to download System 7 via dial-up (a 14-hour session, as I recall). And these days I can download a 3.5 GB movie in eight minutes.

That was around the time that I bought an external 240 MB drive for the enticing price of only $699 ($1,280 in today’s dollars) and when Photoshop was thrown in with the purchase of a flatbed scanner (which cost $2,015 in today’s dollars).