Macintosh – 1984
By Apple Computer
The Macintosh computer was released in January of 1984, with 128K RAM of memory. It quickly became obvious
that this was insufficient, so eight months later Apple released an updated version, un-officially referred
to as the ‘Fat Mac’. It has 512K RAM, four times as much.
Before the Macintosh, all computers were ‘text-based’ – you operated them by typing words onto the keyboard.
The Macintosh is run by activating pictures (icons) on the screen with a small hand-operated device called a “mouse”.
Most modern-day computers now operate on this principle, including modern Apple