Harry McCracken does the Mac justice with a look at the Mac’s influence from the beginning, including the video of Steve Jobs’ introducing the Mac.
As I think about the anniversary, I’m at least as impressed by two other facts about the Mac:
1) It’s actually existed for 30 years
2) More important, it’s mattered for 30 years
Spoiler Alert! 10 of the Top 20 Ways:
- Macs have always begged to be networked
- HyperCard helped inspire the web
- Microsoft Office was born there
- QuickTime kickstarted digital video
- The Apple Store was originally a Mac store
- Macs keep proving you can start fresh
- iTunes built commerce into a computing device
- Where would computer design be without it?
- The iMac defined the modern all-in-one
- No Macs, no iPhones or iPads