Macintosh 30th Anniversary Celebration Event Planned for January 25

Thursday January 9, 2014 10:25 AM PST by Jordan Golson
The original Macintosh Development Team, along with the Computer History Museum, is leading a special event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California on January 25 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the introduction of the Macintosh. The Flint Center is the since renovated auditorium where Steve Jobs first introduced the Mac.

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In a series of panel discussions, members of the original team will share memories about the conception, birth and coming of age of the Apple Macintosh. Previously unreleased video will recreate those early days. And Ridley Scott will participate regarding the iconic "1984" commercial conceived by Steve Hayden, Brent Thomas and Lee Clow. Stage events, testimonials and surprise guests will offer a treasure trove of recollections about the era.

In some of the evening’s highlights, Mike Markkula will be part of a presentation acknowledging the unsung heroes of the computer revolution—the original Mac team. Currently there are 7 of the 10 single digit original Apple Employees confirmed and over 17 double digit badge numbers.

The team behind the event, led by Daniel Kottke, is asking for images and anecdotes from early Macintosh developers to feature at the show. More details can be found on the 30th Anniversary Celebration website.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster starting at $109.75 each. All proceeds after expenses will be donated to charity.

Update: The event website has been updated to note that Ridley Scott will be unable to attend, but that other members of the team behind the iconic commercial will be on hand.

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11 months ago
In the name of Jesus! Thank you for posting something about the Mac! It gets lonely around here sometimes.
Rating: 7 Votes
11 months ago
I got excited when I first saw this notification pop up. I thought that maybe Apple had an event scheduled to release a special edition 30th anniversary Mac, like a special new crazy 4K iMac or who knows what. They did something like that in the 90s with this really weird looking silver flat screen Mac.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 months ago
Time for a new TAM!
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago


This picture looks like it was constructed on an original Macintosh.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago
Even though twentieth anniversary macintosh was for celebrating Apple turning 20, not the macintosh, why not make a TAM V2, thirtieth anniversary macintosh? :)
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago

Okay, is there some significance to the price of $109.75?

It's the number of tributes to Steve Jobs that Apple posted. (Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20124738-17/tributes-to-steve-jobs-by-the-numbers/)
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago
Oh, I'd love to be there…..
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago

Oh look, I've got that Mac in the picture! Except with 512KB of RAM (yes it's the 512K).


I believe the 512K Macintosh was called the "Fat Mac", though I'm not sure if that was official or not. :D

I've still got my original 128K Macintosh! Those were the days...
Rating: 1 Votes
11 months ago
steve would never approve that poster/picture. ugly.
Rating: 1 Votes
11 months ago
I had one of these ....keep swapping disks
Rating: 1 Votes

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