Happy 30th Birthday, Apple Macintosh

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(KTVI)  – The Macintosh computer turns 30 on Friday.  Steve Jobs introduced the first Apple Macintosh on January 24, 1984.

The computer first appeared in a commercial that aired during Super Bowl 18. It had a 19-inch screen and costs $2,500.

In celebration of it the anniversary, Apple turned the Apple.com homepage into a “Thirty Years of Mac” micro site. The site has a video detailing the evolution of the Macintosh and also asks users to tell the story of their first Mac.

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  • ByeByeToTheRite

    My story of my first Mac was I sold them at a local Apple computer store. Ah, 128KB of RAM, a small black & white screen, 1.44MB floppy drive. And we thought it was the most advanced thing since – well, the Apple IIcs!! (How many of you remember THAT one?)

    Kids would LAUGH now at how crude it was, yet it started a revolution.

    And if you haven’t seen it, you have to see their famous “1984” SuperBowl commercial – it was a classic the day it aired. SO rebelious for its time! Making fun of the computer world that was so “corporate” back then. I was genuinely PROUD to be selling these things.

    I’m glad to see Apple coming back after Jobs returned after the company was hijacked by the same corporate thugs Apple made fun of in earlier years – yep, that Pepsi CEO just drove it into the ground, as corporate America has a unique skill for doing.

    You go, Apple. Keep the spirit of Jobs and Wozniak alive!

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