A Macintosh history as viewed through the first issue of MacUser #History #Apple #VintageComputing @WillFlux

The development of the original Macintosh has been extensively studied and written about, not least by Andy Hertzfeld, but what happened after it launched? How did the Mac come to prosper before struggling for survival in the mid-90s? WIll Green on SystemTalk dives in via the first issue (85.10) of MacUser Magazine:

I intend to tell this story of the Macintosh through the pages MacUser, which first hit American newsstands in 1985. Along the way, we’ll meet HyperCard and the LaserWriter, Myst and Microsoft Excel, PageMaker and the “wicked fast” IIfx. It’s undoubtedly a nostalgia trip, but one with important lessons for today’s software and hardware designers.

(In this issue) we’re introduced to Microsoft Excel and the Commodore Amiga, go on a fantasy adventure, design some icons, build a desk accessory, and John Dvorak asks if the Mac is too small to be seen as a serious business computer.

Read this fascinating dive into Apple and mac history here.


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