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It was announced by an expensive advertisement in the US during Super Bowl XVIII (2 days earlier):
At the time I didn't like the Macintosh due it its very limited support for programming (I actually returned one). Today I couldn't do without my macs anymore.
Happy 25th birthday!
More info about the commercial:
Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Chiat/Day
Written by Lee Clow & Steve Hayden
Starring Anya Major & David Graham
On Jan 24th, Macintosh (people referred to it with out "the" in front back then) and Steve Jobs being together on stage is also archived:
Note Steve isn't wearing his turtleneck, somebody stuck him in tux and bow tie.
[edited by: swa66 at 8:33 am (utc) on Jan. 24, 2009]
The first Mac I worked on had an 8 inch screen. don't know how I did it way back then.
I learned QuarkXpress and used to publish full colour publications using a mac Classic II. ;)
Does anyone know the global market share of macs these days? Is it still under 5 percent?
Weeeell, it depends on how you view the statistics, and we all know about them. I've seen figures ranging from 4% to nearly 8% (which I really don't believe).