Today it is 25 years since the first Apple Macintosh was introduced by Steve Jobs. It was the first personal computer to use images instead of just green text on a black screen as interface. Today it seems natural to have a desktop. Back then it was revolutionary.
I have been a happy Mac user since I first touched a computer at the age of say ten, when my dad brought home this wonder:
The first time I went online was on an iMac.
The first laptop entirely my own was a PowerBook G3 which I loved dearly:
I went through university and wrote my dissertation with these two fellows (the iBook even had a name – Inger):
And now I am the happy, happy owner of this wonder:
“Never trust a computer you can’t lift” was what Steve Jobs said back in 1984 – and the future seemed to have just arrived I’m sure. I was only going on five, but Apple and Macintosh have shaped my life ever since. From typing my first words on a Macintosh Classic to being online most of the day writing emails, skyping, chatting, blogging – communicating. And that’s not even mentioning the iPod…
Here is what it looked like back then in 1984 – and yes – that is Steve Jobs…: