(Credit: Apple advertisement) On January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs, ever the showman, pulled something called a Macintosh out of a canvas bag, grabbed a 3.5-inch disk out of his jacket pocket, and with the theme from “Chariots of Fire” playing in the background, personal computing was changed.
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Thirty years later, Silicon Valley is commemorating the event. On January 25, All Planet Studios, the Computer History Museum, and Macworld/iWorld are throwing a bash at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., where Jobs first made the announcement.
The night will include a panel with some of the original Mac developing team, and Ridley Scott, who directed the company’s iconic “… [Read more]