Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Apple, computing history, design, desktop, innovation, interface, personal computing, Uncategorized
|Happy Birthday, Mac! Yesterday was a big day for the Macintosh — 25 years old. Apple introduced the new computer on January 22, 1984 during the broadcast of Superbowl XVIII.|
It had a 9-inch black and white CRT screen and featured a 400 kB, single-sided 3.5-inch floppy disk drive. The price? $2,495, which in today’s dollars would have been well over $5,000.
The computer featured the signatures of the entire Apple Macintosh division molded inside the case. Those name include Raskin, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and many others.
The Mac specs also included:
- Graphical user interface
- A built-in handhold on top
- 128 kilobytes of RAM
- 8 MHz Motorola 68000 microprocessor
Here’s the commercial that started it all…
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