On this day in 1984: Macintosh announced

23 years ago to the day, Apple Computer, Inc. announced Macintosh. The bold commercial aired during the Superbowl, one of the most widely watched (and therefore expensive) television slots of the year in America. Something new was about to hit the computer industry with a bang.

I grew up using Macs in school and at home (between them including the Macintosh Plus, SE, LCIII, Classic, Color Classic, Performa 5200, a Mac clone and finally the iMac G3) but then switched to Windows PCs during my A-levels (programming in Visual Basic on a Mac wasn't really an option) and through university, where it was only really practical to have a PC because of the programmes I needed to use.

I was so happy to stop using a PC and go back to using a Mac in 2005, and am having a hard time trying to convince myself that I don't want a nice new MacBook.

via: Wired