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The Mac was introduced 35 years ago today
« on: January 24, 2019, 10:15:29 am »

Introduction of the Mac:

... "It is now 1984, IBM wants it all"...
1984 Commercial:
... "On January 24, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh, and you'll see why 1984, won't be like 1984" ...

... "Hello, I am Macintosh, it sure is nice to get out of that bag" ...
and of course, a year later, the Lisa become the Mac XL :P and discontinued a year after that.
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Re: The Mac was introduced 35 years ago today
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 11:03:33 am »

Yes, I remember the announcement that day very clearly.  I worked for a large Apple dealer at time and we had a VHS tape (the YouTube of the time) of the commercial that we would show to customers in our showroom.  Working for the dealer, Apple offered employees a discount called the "own-a-Mac" program.  With the deal you could purchase a Macintosh, ImageWriter, a carry case, and coupons for a lot of software for $945.  A good deal, the idea was that if the folks in the store owned and used a Macintosh, they would be better selling them.  I guess the plan worked, I am still on-board with these products 35 years later.
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