Posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Will Hagle
Apple has created a website dedicated to it’s 30th anniversary, including a virtual timeline and a platform to share your Macintosh stories.
It’s undeniable that Apple is one of the greatest, most successful technology companies on the planet. The company was founded in 1984 with the release of the Macintosh computer, a product that inevitably changed the face of computing forever. In honor of Apple’s 30th anniversary, the company has created a section of its website that explains its history as well as the direction that its headed in the future. The site begins with a video celebrating the company’s 30-year history, emphasizing the Macintosh’s role in creative applications such as making music and editing video (the video itself, presumably, was created on a Mac. As are most videos). When that video is over, the user is redirected to an interactive timeline of the company’s history.
Many people are probably already at least somewhat familiar with Apple’s history, especially considering the impact Steve Jobs had on the world. Even for the Mac-obsessed, Apple’s 30 Years page is likely to contain some new and interesting material. The site delves into each specific year in the company’s history, beginning with the 1948 Macintosh, or “the computer that changed everything.” The timeline hosted on the site is filled with captivating photographs of Steve Jobs and other Mac creators. The site details every change in the company’s history, demonstrating the immense progress the company has made throughout the years. There’s also a section of the site called “Your First Mac,” which allows users to tell the story of the first time they obtained an Apple Computer. The site has compiled all user responses and displayed them in intriguing graphics that help you get the sense of how Macs have been used throughout the years. Windows aficionados may want to steer clear, but for those that have ever benefited from using a Mac computer, Apple’s 30 Years site is definitely worth a visit.