I can remember my initial training on the the fabulous (at the time) Macintosh SE in the early 1990’s. The company I was working with in London called Briscoes, lead by our design director Peter Gatward, were quite forward thinking. What a good choice the comapany made and now the industry standard.
Breif history for those interested:
On January 24, 1984, Apple Inc. introduced the Macintosh 128K, which was a groundbreaking personal computer that played a significant role in the history of computing. The launch event, held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, included the famous “1984” television commercial directed by Ridley Scott, symbolizing the Macintosh as a revolutionary product.
The Macintosh 128K featured a 9-inch monochrome display with a resolution of 512×342 pixels, a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive, and a graphical user interface (GUI) driven by the new Macintosh operating system (System 1.0). The computer was powered by a Motorola 68000 processor running at 8 MHz and had 128 kilobytes of RAM.
One of the key innovations of the Macintosh was its use of a graphical user interface and a mouse for interaction, which was a departure from the command-line interfaces prevalent in other computers at the time. The Macintosh aimed to make computing more accessible to a broader audience with its intuitive user interface and iconic design.
Although the Macintosh 128K had limitations in terms of its memory and storage capacity, it laid the foundation for Apple’s future Macintosh computers and contributed to the popularization of personal computers with graphical user interfaces. Over the years, Apple continued to refine and expand its Macintosh lineup, evolving into the diverse range of Mac computers we see today.