The Mac at 30

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    This x1000
     
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    Holy crap, I did NOT see Apple making this big a deal of the 30.
    http://www.apple.com/30-years/

    I remember Jobs being asked about 25 and he said something like "Let the past be the past, we are working on the future".
     
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    My personal 30th anniversary is March 3rd: that's when I got my first computer a 128K Mac in 1984. I have been a Mac user ever since.
     
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    Word to the mothership. From @gruber:
     
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    My first Mac was the original model with 512K (Fat Mac) in the fall of '84 or the spring of '85. Several of my all time favorite games were played on that system including Dark Castle and The Fool's Errand. The Fool's Errand in particular was like nothing else I had played at the time.

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    My favorite Mac was the original NeXT Cube :)
     
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    Hard to argue with that -- I see the new Mac Pro as its direct descendant.
     
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    My college bought into NeXT year after release. I had the good pleasure to work as a summer student developer for physics simulator apps several summers. That was an amazing computer, a decade ahead of everything else. I wish I could resurrect my code, since it would likely compile on an OS X machine. That would be fun.
     
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    I remember everyone in college having to be responsible for carrying their own 3.5" disk, just to use the couple dozen or so '88 "lunchbox" Macs in the computer room. Oh, I had my own typewriter, of course, but it was nothing compared to carrying all your school essays and homework around in your pocket. :D

    And everyone makes a big deal over the Super Bowl Ad just for being really cool and decade-iconic, but stop to think--Jobs sort of had a hunch, but Apple never realized just how prophetic they were in saying that the Mac would be "The reason why 1984 won't be like '1984'."
    (Ie., computing was in the people's hands, not the state's, and now everybody owned the information.)
    Like the Mac vs. PC ads, that's pretty complicated stuff boiled down to 30-60 entertaining seconds of explanation.
     
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