It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Apple's Macintosh celebrates 25th birthday

page: 1
1

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 07:47 AM
link   

Apple's Macintosh celebrates 25th birthday


www.mercurynews.com

The Apple Macintosh, born at the hands of renegade engineers in the early 1980s, changed the relationship between human and keyboard.
The Mac, which turns 25 this week, has consistently been an industry pioneer of new technology, including the graphical user interface, speech, Wi-Fi and video.
Apple redefined the computer beyond crunching ones and zeros. It made a technology lifestyle a reality," said Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.redorbit.com
news.cnet.com
apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com

[edit on 24-1-2009 by orange-light]




posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 07:47 AM
link   
In my opinion the world of computers changed 25 years ago.


The Macintosh was introduced on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command line interface.

source

Maybe today the differeces between the computers and systems are not so significant than back to the 80s but i remember my first computer i got in 1987 was a 2 floppy dos-computer, no hard disk at all.
Compared to this the release of the macintosh was quiet a revolution.

I am really addicted to my mac, i have to confess and very happy having been able to follow its development through the years.


the first video ad from 1984 and steve jobs showing mac of 1984 in person

happy birthday MAC


the hostory of apple macitonsh

www.mercurynews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

edit: to add

[edit on 24-1-2009 by orange-light]

[edit on 24-1-2009 by orange-light]



posted on Jan, 24 2009 @ 08:17 AM
link   
Even though im a PC user, and wouldnt buy a Apple computer even if i did want to overpay for it, I still wish Macintosh a happy birthday!

Brings me down memory lane 512kb memory that is! My first ever computer was a Mac Plus. No Hard drive..came with a boot up disk with..er.. windows OS 3.0 I think it was, and a external floppy drive so you could actully play games and programs Great little machine, still runs to this day unlike most newer computers that barely last a few years.
Then I Had a Mac Classic II. Still B&W but alteast it had a harddrive and OS 6.0 and i was even lucky enough to have a 1x speed cd rom! I was leet!
And my final Mac before moving on to PC was a Mac SE, COLOR!! and OS 7.5 and if i didnt mind it lagging a bit i could run OS 8.5!



new topics
 
1

log in

join