Since then, the Mac, like other Apple products, floated around eBay's marketplace, losing value as other personal computers took its place, according to eBay, which released a few sales stats to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mac this week. It seems this computing artifact has been climbing in value lately, fetching an average sale price of $605 in 2004 to $1,598 this year. eBay said its sellers sold five of these models last year. … Read more
In January 1984, Steve Jobs--whom I described in my Macintosh review as "Apple's young chairman"--gave me a preview of the original 128K Macintosh. I was very impressed. Thousands of reviews later, I'm still impressed not only by what Apple accomplished back then but by what the company has been able to do since--especially after Jobs returned to Apple.
So, without any editing, here is what I said at the time. And, yes, along the way, I changed my byline from Lawrence J. Magid to Larry Magid.
Macintosh Shapes Up a Winner by Lawrence J. Magid … Read more