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Jan24 Fun Holiday – Macintosh Computer Day

January 24 is Macintosh Computer Day.

Apple store in Santa Monica , California, United States.

Macintosh's apple has become iconic.

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On this day in 1984, the very first Macintosh computer, the precursor of today’s Apple computers or “Macs” as they are lovingly called, was introduced to the consumer market.

Super Bowl Commercial

The computer was first introduced to the world at the Super Bowl commercial directed by Ridley Scott. The commercial referred to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four, a dystopian novel published in 1949. When introduced, the computer came with only two programs - MacWrite and MacPaint.

How to Celebrate?

  • If you are in the market for a new computer, why not use this day to consider getting a Mac?
  • Learn more about the history and science behind the Macintosh computers.
  • Read more about the life and times and business philosophies of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Did You Know…

...that the Macintosh was named after the McIntosh, an apple variety? The name was changed to Macintosh because McIntosh was the name of another company.

Macintosh Computer Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Macintosh Computer Day Observances
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