Mac computer notes 31st birthday




January 24 – a special date for all fans of “apple” technology. 31 years ago on this day, Apple introduced a new personal computer with a graphical interface Macintosh. The name of the new machine has received from the same kind of apples.


Starting the Macintosh, which later received the designation 128K, in Cupertino have decided to radically change the PC market by making computers accessible and convenient for people without special technical skills.

In the video presentation Macintosh 128K were used motives dystopian novel by George Orwell’s “1984”. In the role of “Big Brother” indirectly figured IBM and IBM PC IBM PC as a means of “enslavement” of people. “You’ll see why 1984 will not be the same as” 1984 “,” – said Apple, assigning “Maca” destroyer role stereotypes and a chance to express their individuality, which could not be in a totalitarian world of Orwell.


The next 20 years, the company released its Cupertino-based Macintosh with Motorola proprietary operating system, later they were replaced with more powerful processors IBM PowerPC, and then processors Intel. In the mid-1990s, Apple executives decided to grant licenses for the production of Mac-compatible computers, but soon all the permits were revoked.

Apple c Mac and subsequent models are not the market leader in computers in the classic sense of the word, but it takes a stable niche. In this case, the very first Macintosh does not lose relevance and now – in the form of an artifact of the world of computer technology.

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