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1984 review of original Mac

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 23, 2009

Larry Magid reviewed the original Macintosh in the LA Times in 1984. Here's his original review.

Like the Lisa, it uses a hand-held "mouse" — a small pointing device which enables the user to select programs, and move data from one part of the screen to another. Also like the Lisa, Macintosh uses a black and white display screen whose resolution is so high that it can quickly draw detailed pictures while at the same time display crisp and readable text.