25 Years of the Mac

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It seems like only yesterday that Macworld released its first issue, with a youthful, besuited Steve Jobs peering over a trio of original Macs on the cover.

OK, maybe not yesterday. But those 25 years seem to have come and gone as quickly as so many Apple CEOs. And that quarter of a century has given us the countless advances and changes--in software, hardware design, operating systems, and more--that make the Mac what it is today. But that's the old news. What's more important is what your Mac will be like next year, or the year after that, or five years from now. How will Apple's ongoing endeavors and other technological developments impact the devices you use in the near future?

In this series, we take a look at how some of today's trends are driving the technology of tomorrow, as well as how some of the past 25 years' significant events brought us to where we are today. We've also asked some longtime members of the Mac community to share their thoughts on various aspects of the last two and a half decades.

This story, "25 Years of the Mac" was originally published by Macworld.

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