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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:09 AM

January 22, 1984 The Apple Macintosh in introduced during the Super Bowl

1984 The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Macintosh

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:26 PM

1. I still have my cute little original Mac! It cost over $3000!

It didn't even have a built in "system". You had to load the System disc, take it out, then load the Application disc, then to save your document, load a blank disk to copy to.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:44 AM

2. +1000

That's great, do you still use the machine for anything?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:41 AM

3. Oh no, it "died" or became obsolete long ago. I did finally get a hard drive to use with it, and...

....actually wrote my master's thesis with it. Unfortunately, i do not think I saved the original discs such as the System, the Applications (such as the word app) the manuals, etc...I introduced my preschool grandchildren to the computer with simple little games on it. I should have saved all of that to go along with it. My next computer was a Dell, which I had so many problems with, I went back to Apple after that, and never looked back.

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