Apple is celebrating the 30th birthday of its Macintosh computer today with a tribute on its home page, a visual timeline entitled “Thirty Years of Mac,” and a new “Mac 30” video that looks at the past and present of the iconic device.
Happy Birthday, Mac.
In 1984, Apple introduced the world to Macintosh. It was designed to be so easy to use that people could actually use it. And it came with a promise — that the power of technology taken from a few and put in the hands of everyone, could change the world. That promise has been kept. Today, we create, connect, share, and learn in ways that were unimaginable 30 years ago. Imagine what we can accomplish in the next 30 years.
The “Thirty Years of Mac” section presents a timeline, covering everything from the very first Mac back in 1984, all the way up to today’s Mac Pro. Each page shows the Mac’s impact on the ways we have used our computers over the thirty years since the Mac’s introduction.
Also included is an area for users to input information about the first Mac they ever owned, users can also view charts showing which Macs were the most popular, as entered by users, and what they were used for.
And finally, the Mac 30 video on the site offers a look at the iconic computer’s impact on the industries it is used in.
The site is a fitting tribute to a computer that has most likely touched in some way everyone who is currently reading this article, or who visits the Mac tribute site.
Happy Birthday Mac! Have a happy 30th anniversary of life, and here’s to at least 30 more!