Happy 26th Birthday, Macintosh!

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2010 in , ,

Today, we celebrate the 26th glorious anniversary of the Apple Macintosh's release. Apple had created, for the first time in all history, a personal computer with a commercially successful graphical user interface.

Granted, I don't focus much on computers on this blog, but this blog has always been created on a Mac, first an iMac G4, and currently an Intel-based iMac. Since my regular blogging day happened to fall on this day, I decided couldn't less this occasion pass without mention.

During Super Bowl XVIII, on January 22, 1984, the release of the Macintosh was announced to the world in what is still regarded as one of the best television commercials of all time, 1984:

Less often seen, but still just as important, is the actual release of the original Macintosh 128K itself:

Apple's gained a reputation as one of the most forward-thinking companies in the world since that time. With the releases of revolutionary ideas such as the iMac, the iPod, and the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Some speculate that Apple is just about to change the computing landscape again, at their invitation-only event coming up on January 27th. The big speculation is that Apple will release a tablet computer.

January 27, 2010 Apple event invitation

Strange isn't it? Here we are celebrating Macintosh's's birthday, and yet we're waiting to see what presents they're going to give us.

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