Apple’s Mac Turns 30

January 24, 2014

9:16 pm

Today, the Macintosh computer turns 30 years old, having debuted at a keynote event on January 24, 1984. Apple’s website has been taken over by the Mac in celebration of the 30th anniversary.

<Click to Tweet Apple’s Mac Happy 30!>

As posted on the Apple website:

“Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh with the promise to put the creative power of technology in everyone’s hands. It launched a generation of innovators who continue to change the world. This 30‑year timeline celebrates some of those pioneers and the profound impact they’ve made.”

During the Super Bowl in 1984, Apple released a television commercial directed by Ridley Scott dubbed “1984” (below) that took inspiration from George Orwell’s novel of the same name. The launch of the ad was shown in the film JOBS as Steve Jobs played by Ashton Kutcher shared it with company for the first time.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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