On this day in 1984, the first Apple Macintosh PC went on
sale. It was introduced by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and was the first commercially
successful PC with a mouse and interactive, graphical interface. The
first Macintosh had a 128KB memory. The computer went on sale for $2,495
and sold well, reaching 70,000 on May 3rd 1984. It was first introduced
by the famous ‘1984’ advert directed by
Ridley Scott, which aired on January 22nd. Apple’s influence and sales
decreased in the 1990s, as the PC market became dominated by Microsoft.
However, Apple saw a resurgence with the 1998 iMac and the 2001 iPod.
Apple now dominate the digital music business, with their wide range of
iPods and the iPhone, and the iMac model continues.
You can buy hand-poured candles
that smell like a brand new Mac
computer. The scent is a
combination of mint, peach,
basil, lavender, mandarin, and sage.
Just 2 hours after first going on sale,
they completely sold out. Source
The Macbook charger, which has
a a 16-bit processor crammed
inside that powers on when plugged
in and turns off when it gets
unplugged or detects a problem,
uses roughly the same amount
of processing power as the original
1984 Macintosh. Source