Apple Macintosh

Apple Computer Inc.1984

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Paderborn, Germany

Apple launched the Macintosh on 24 January 1984. The "Mac" broke with all the previously accepted notions about PCs. When Jef Raskin, the father of the Mac, proposed the project in 1979, his idea was to design a computer that was geared to people. The Mac enabled normal users to become acquainted with the graphical user interface featuring desktop, mouse and windows. All they had to do beforehand was to unpack it and plug it in. Although the Mac lost out to the IBM PCs in the office environment, it revolutionised the entire graphic design industry. Photo: Jan Braun, HNF


  • Title: Apple Macintosh
  • Creator: Apple Computer Inc.
  • Date: 1984
  • Location: Cupertino

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