#29 Why was the Original Macintosh Significant?
The Macintosh 128K was a Revolutionary Personal Computer
The original Apple Macintosh, often referred to as the Macintosh 128K, was a revolutionary device because it brought the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the mouse to the general public. Released in 1984, the Macintosh 128K was not the first computer with a GUI and a mouse, but it was the first to be priced within the realm of possibility for regular users. Despite its significance, the original incarnation of the machine did not sell well due to several design and technical limitations. In this episode we discuss the significance of the original Macintosh, its ethos, and its limitations.
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- Apple's 1984 Super Bowl Commercial to Launch the Mac via YouTube
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- Apple Lisa via Wikipedia
- Macintosh 128K via Wikipedia
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