The teacher that oversaw the middle school computer lab gave me a fitting nickname: MacDaddy.
If anything, my nickname was inspired by Kris Kross, not by any definition you might find today by inadvertently including a space.
He even came up with a cool little ditty to go along with it: "I want to be a MacDaddy, MacDaddy." Unlike other nicknames I was given by classmates, I wore this nickname proudly.
I guess I still am a MacDaddy, because there's a good chance I can help you with your questions about the Mac.... I have to admit, though, that I have not been a continuous Mac user since middle school.
My parents bought a PC the summer before I started 9th grade. A Mac was simply not in the budget... But since the school system started switching to PCs while I was in high school, perhaps this was for the best.
I also continued to use a PC while in college. It would have been otherwise difficult to run the required software on a Mac.
Since the Intel transition didn't happen until several years after I graduated college, the only option at the time would have been to emulate x86 on PowerPC... a slow proposition, indeed.
But within six months of graduating college, I was back to being a Mac user. And I'm glad to say that, unlike my middle school days of using a Macintosh LC running System 7, the current macOS is a powerful and stable operating system.
And Catalina is on its way... The MacDaddy'll make you jump, jump. Uh huh, uh huh.