Silicon Valley throws a bash for Macintosh’s 30th birthday

Apple unveiled the Macintosh 30 years ago.

(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]

    




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Posted in CNET on Jan 11th, 2014 by In The News Team   

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