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APPLE MACINTOSH

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In 1984 my 2 years old daughter standing on the chair found the mouse and MacPaint very easy to use.
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Download the movie (3.3 megs)!
The Macintosh introduction, a television commercial called
"1984," is considered by some the greatest ad of all time...
Ridley Scott directed this Orwellian nightmare of
             tyranny and enslavement, suggesting the Big Brother and IBM were one and the
             same. Chiat/Day had difficulty selling it to Apple Computer, but the reluctant client
             relented for one spot on the Super Bowl and the Macintosh revolution was begun.
Download the movie (3.3megs).


Released with much fanfare January 24, 1984, the Macintosh was the first affordable computer to include a Graphical User Interface. Discontinued October 1, 1985.

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  • CPU Motorola 68000 running at 8 MHz. 
  • 128k of RAM 
  • Floppy drive that took 400k 3.5" disks
  • It originally sold for $2,495
  • Built in 9" gray scale monitor
  • Model; M0001
  • Sn; F4491W0M0001

The serial number indicates it was made in Freemont California, the 49th week of 1984. (F=Freemont, 4=84, 49=49th week) 1984 is the first year and a rare find.

I also have a FAT MAC with 1 Meg. RAM, no picture because they look the same. Introduced September 10, 1984. Discontinued April 14, 1986, shortly after the introduction of the Mac Plus.

  • Model; M0001
  • Sn; F4217BNM0001

The serial number indicates it was made in Freemont California, the 21th week of 1984. (F=Freemont, 4=84, 21=21th week) 1984 is the first year and a rare find.

The Back of the Macintosh 128K

The inside of the Macintosh 128K

The signatures of the people who contributed in the development of the Mac.
Even if Steve Wozniak did not work on the Mac his signature, (WOZ) is in the right bottom corner.
This is the inside back cover of the Macintosh 128K

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