Thursday, January 24, 2019

35 Years of Mac

Tim Cook:

35 years ago, Macintosh said hello. It changed the way we think about computers and went on to change the world. We love the Mac, and today we’re proud that more people than ever are using it to follow their passions and create the future.

As of this writing, he’s getting a fair amount of criticism in the Twitter replies.

Joe Rossignol:

Jobs pulled the Macintosh out of a bag during Apple’s annual shareholders meeting on January 24, 1984 at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, grinning from ear to ear as the crowd erupted in applause.


Two days earlier, Apple teased the Macintosh’s introduction with its iconic “1984" ad during Super Bowl XVIII on CBS[…]

Here’s a video of the introduction (via John Gruber).

Update (2019-01-25): Walt Mossberg:

An early Mac ad, worth viewing today, the 35th anniversary of the original Mac going on sale. I love the headline.

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I predict that in five years, it will be 40 years since Macintosh said hello.

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