24 January, 1984. The day the Macintosh computer was introduced. It had an 8 MHz processor and 128k of RAM. It also had a 3.5” diskette drive (remember those?). It had a screen resolution of 512 x 384 pixels.

Compared to today’s iMac, things sure have come a long way. Heck, the specs of the iPhone 4 really show how far technology has come, comparatively. Nonetheless, the Macintosh undeniably started a new era of personal computing. The world may have looked completely different without it.

Happy 27th birthday, Macintosh.

P.S. For a bit of fun, Apple still has the specifications listed for the original Macintosh.