The Mac is completing 30 years since its first iteration in 1984. This site has a great interview with some of the men behind Apple: Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble (who “was there” in 1984). Some of the best excerpts:
Federighi: “Sometimes you want a large display, with many different windows open, and sometimes you just want to lay back on the couch or are standing at the bus stop. “There’s a natural form factor that drives the optimal experience for each of those things. And I think what we are focused on is delivering the tailored, optimal experience for those kinds of ways that you work, without trying to take a one-size-fits-all solution to it.”
Schiller: (***) in some ways the success of the iPhone and iPad takes some of the pressure off and “gives us the freedom to go even further on the Mac.” Now the Mac doesn’t have to be all things to all people.
Without the Mac, graphic design, music, films and even literature wouldn’t be the way they are today. Worth your reading.