happy birthday mac

kottke reminded me and a large part of the world that today was the birthday of the apple macintosh. today the computer with a logo meant to entice and tempt you (think of the garden of eden and the forbidden fruit that was bitten) turns 21. here’s part of the original two hour video of steve jobs introducing the mac for the very first time in 1984 (the segment is only about 3 minutes long). while it doesn’t look like much today the things that the mac was able to do on this video were consider revolutionary at the time. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO.

and to think that a british psychologist called january 24th the most depressing day of the year. how could the birthday of the mac be considered depressing? it’s simply too jolly of a moment to be depressing.

if the above link doesn’t work go to mac essentials and use one of the other mirror sites instead.

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