They’ve Been Going In and Out Of Style

Almost exactly twenty years ago, Apple published a big insert in Newsweek magazine touting the new Macintosh. My Dad bought one early the following year, and I’ll never forget the singing disk drive (the 400K floppy drives in the very first Macs were variable-speed) and the games that came with it to teach you how to use the “mouse.” And the big clunky keyboard with the distinctive “knocking” sound, and the telephone-cable connector immortalized in Bloom County. It’s been a long walk from that cute little beige box to the silvery Unix machines of today.

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