Happy Birthday, Macintosh!

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  1. johannes

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    Yes, folks, our beloved Macintosh Computer is now 25 Years Old! :)

    Quoting the Wikipedia article: "The Macintosh was introduced on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command line interface."

    2 days prior to the Mac's official release, the now-famous "1984" ad was aired during Super Bowl XVIII to introduce the Mac. Likewise, it's celebrating its 25th birthday as well, as pointed out by soloworx 2 days ago. (http://www.philmug.ph/forum/showthread.php?t=45455)

    Thanks to these folks (and obviously, Steve Jobs, and the unnamed Mac heroes):
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MACINTOSH! May you have more birthdays to come. :D

    In commemoration of this historic event, I came across these articles over at CNN.com.
    - Show Us Your Vintage Macs
    - Photos, Home Museums Pay Tribute to Macs

    P.S. There's an old thread about this (2005) but since it's about "forgetting the Mac's birthday", I asked permission to put up a new thread that falls exactly on the Mac's birthday. Old thread: http://www.philmug.ph/forum/showthread.php?t=4740&hday
     
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    Wow, it's actually older than I am, and I'm 22 years old. When did the first windoze os come out then? fun history facts, haha
     
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    HappY Birthday Macintosh!!!

    maybe we can have our own showcase of vintage macs.
     
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    Happy Birthday, Mac! You're 25 years old now. My, how you've grown!
     
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    Beer and ice cream!!!
     
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    "Apple went through hard times," Friess said. "It had a strong leader and the quality of the product is so good it had to survive."

    From Inquirer.net.
     
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    Happy Birthday Mac! I've heard about you for so long--but I've only actually had you when you were already 24 (or 23 + Q4)!

    EDIT: What a great cover for the Macworld magazine!
     
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    Happy Birthday Mac! Thanks for the moments we've shared creating wonderful stuffs!
     
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    From the iconic Ridley Scott commercial:

    "On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like '1984'."

    Happy Birthday, Macintosh!
     
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    Happy Birthday, Mac!! It's been a great ride so far! Thanks for being part of my life! Enjoy your day!

    To all Muggers, wherever you may find yourself tonight, let's all raise a glass/beer can/bottle/mug/pitcher to the Macintosh and all the good (and bad) times we've shared with this beautiful machine!

    Cheers!
     
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    Happy Birthday to my absolute favoritest computer system! I remember trying out Apple ][ c's back in gradeschool!
     
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    happy birthday! :) your older than me pala :p wishing you all the best :D
     
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    Exactly 5 days older ako sa Mac family! I knew it from the start we have something in common.
     
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    #15 elbert, Jan 24, 2009
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    happy birthday Apple computers! here's looking forward to more groundbreaking products and Macs!
     
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    Uhm, it's not Apple's birthday. It's the Macintosh's. Apple's birthday is April 1, 1976. FYI
     
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    Wow! Apple stores should have a special 1 day promo or something. :)
     
  19. johannes

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    ^ Yes, 25% off on all Macs in celebration of its 25th birthday! (I wish!) Just kidding, folks. :)

    Here's a nice article I read just now:

    Apple fans mark 25 years of Mac devotion

    It would be interesting to visit "The Church of Mac" in Los Angeles!
     
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    Belated...Hapi Birthday Macintosh! KAMPAY! :)
     

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