Happy 30th birthday Apple Macintosh – named after the famous Scots designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh I believe – which has, well, made things different and, mostly, better.
Here’s Apple tribute to its mould-breaking machine:
We all know that it really started to happen when Chiat/Day commissioned Ridley Scott to make his seminal ‘1984’ commercial to appear at the Super Bowl in the year the Mac was launched.
Actually it didn’t; it took about another 20 years and iPod and iTunes to make Apple a big consumer brand. So everybody, not just designers, started buying Macs.
But it was still a great product – and maybe the best ad ever.
Ah no, this is not right, the Apple Mac was in fact named after a type of apple, if the BBC website is to be believed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25826316