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The 30th Anniversary Of The Apple Macintosh

On January 24, 1984, the first "Mac" was released. It is considered the first commercially successful personal computer to use a mouse and a graphical user interface, which was modeled after a desktop.

Curator Adam Rosen writes "Happy 30th Birthday" using version 1 of MacPaint on an original 128K Macintosh computer at the Vintage Mac Museum in Malden, Massachusetts on January 18, 2014.
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Curator Adam Rosen writes "Happy 30th Birthday" using version 1 of MacPaint on an original 128K Macintosh computer at the Vintage Mac Museum in Malden, Massachusetts on January 18, 2014.

Steve Jobs, chairman of the board of Apple Computer, leaning on a new Macintosh personal computer following a shareholder's meeting January 24, 1984 in Cupertino, California. The Macintosh was initially priced at $2,495.
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Steve Jobs, chairman of the board of Apple Computer, leaning on a new Macintosh personal computer following a shareholder's meeting January 24, 1984 in Cupertino, California. The Macintosh was initially priced at $2,495.

The motherboard of an Apple Macintosh Classic computer.
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The motherboard of an Apple Macintosh Classic computer.

Accessories for an original 128K Macintosh, including an operating system disk and a guided tour on a cassette tape.
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Accessories for an original 128K Macintosh, including an operating system disk and a guided tour on a cassette tape.

The first 128K Macintosh sits alongside some of its successors.
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The first 128K Macintosh sits alongside some of its successors.

A Mac Classic sits next to the later and more colorful iMac and iBook.
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A Mac Classic sits next to the later and more colorful iMac and iBook.

Apple computer keyboards from 1984 and 2007.
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Apple computer keyboards from 1984 and 2007.

Macintosh motherboards and computers together on display at the "History of Computers" exhibition in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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Macintosh motherboards and computers together on display at the "History of Computers" exhibition in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

A man shows off his Apple Macintosh Classic computer from 1990 along with his newly purchased Apple iPad at an Apple store in Hamburg, Germany in 2010.
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A man shows off his Apple Macintosh Classic computer from 1990 along with his newly purchased Apple iPad at an Apple store in Hamburg, Germany in 2010.

Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs stands beneath a photograph of himself and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak from the early days of Apple during the launch of Apple's new iPad tablet computer in San Francisco, California on January 27, 2010.
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Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs stands beneath a photograph of himself and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak from the early days of Apple during the launch of Apple's new iPad tablet computer in San Francisco, California on January 27, 2010.

A MacBook Pro laptop computer at an Apple store in California displaying the death announcement for former Apple CEO Steve Jobs on October 5, 2011.
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A MacBook Pro laptop computer at an Apple store in California displaying the death announcement for former Apple CEO Steve Jobs on October 5, 2011.

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