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The Apple Macintosh
1984

"The computer for the rest of us"
This is how the Apple Macintosh was promoted during its fanfare launch in 1984. The "Mac" came with a highly popular graphic user interface (GUI). A GUI is a display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a device called a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen. The micro computer revolution had just taken one more spin.

Notes
Original selling price, $2,495

Learn more!
· Computer History Collection, NMAH
· Excerpts from an Oral History Interview with Steve Jobs, 1995

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