Happy silver anniversary, Macintosh!
Twenty-five years ago today, on January 24, 1984, two days after the famous "1984" Super Bowl commercial directed by Ridley Scott right after Blade Runner, the first Apple Macintosh– the Macintosh 128– first went on sale.
From this humble beginning, the comics industry would never be the same. From the earliest experiements in MacPaint to the first comic created completely in a computer, Shatter (and First comic, for that matter) Macintoshes have evolved and are now used in every single aspect of comics today– and most times, you don’t even know it.
So if you still remember doing everything on a 400k 3.5" disk, black and white screen, no hard drive, no modem, no MS Word– man, don’t you feel old.
Here’s that original commercial: