Macintosh Turns 22

Tuesday, 24 Jan 2006 | Apple, Computers, Macintosh

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Apple's Macintosh computer turns 22 years old today. The Macintosh 128K computer debuted on January 24, 1984. I remember that day well. I was fascinated by this little Motorola 68000 driven monochrome computing machine which promised to bring the technology of the $10,000 Apple Lisa computer to the masses. It seemed so revolutionary with its black text on white screen with a myriad of fonts and styles.

On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh.
And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984."

My first Macintosh was a Mac Plus with 1 megabyte of RAM and a 20 megabyte serial hard disk. It's truly amazing how far we've come since 1984. I never would have dreamed we would have flash memory devices with gigabytes of storage available today. I wonder what the world of computing will be like when my daughter is my age.


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