Macintosh originals celebrate the Mac's 30th anniversary
The Macintosh at 30 celebration took place at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., on January 25, 2014.
Macworld founder David Bunnell
Macworld was launched on the same day as the Macintosh, with the iconic image of Steve Jobs behind three Macintoshes. David Bunnell was a founder of PC Magazine, PC World and Macworld.
Classic Macintosh T-Shirt modeled by Larry Kenyon
One of the original Macintosh software engineers, Larry Kenyon, wears a classic Mac "Picasso shirt" to the celebration. Kenyon worked on floppy drive drivers, a disk utility program and supporting the Resource Manager in the File Manager.
A favorite Steve Jobs phrase: Insanely great
During 30th anniversary of the Macintosh celebration, the video of Steve Jobs unveiling the Macintosh received an rousing ovation from the crowd in the same auditorium 30 years later.
Early Macintosh team members
Macintosh development team members: Panel moderator John Markoff, Marc LeBrun, Daniel Kottke, Larry Tesler, Jerry Manock and Rod Holt. LeBrun worked closely with Jef Raskin, who first came up with the idea of a graphical personal computer at Apple. Tesler worked on the Lisa and helped out the Mac team. Kottke worked with hardware designer Burrell Smith, Manock designed the Macintosh case and Holt created the power supply.
Jerry Manock: Macintosh case designer
Jerry Manock designed the case for the Apple II and worked closely with Terry Oyama to create the now iconic Macintosh plastic case.
Larry Tesler spent 17 years at Apple. He was deeply involved in the user interface design of the Lisa, Macintosh, and Newton, a precursor to the iPhone. Following his time at Apple, Tesler served as vice president of the shopping experience at Amazon and later, as head of user experience design and research at Yahoo.
Software engineer Mark LeBrun worked with Jef Raskin, who started the Macintosh software at Apple, Brian Howard and Burrell Smith in the early days of the project.
George Crow worked on the Macintosh analog board, which housed the power supply and video processor. He also worked at Next with Steve Jobs after he left Apple. Crow returned to Apple in 1999 and continues to work at the company.
Rod Holt worked at Atari, where Steve Jobs also briefly worked. When Jobs was having trouble with Apple II hardware, he convinced the experienced analog engineer Holt to help out. He joined Apple in 1976 and left in 1984.
Daniel Kottke and Larry Tesler
Daniel Kottke helped assemble and test the first Apple I with Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' family garage in 1976. He also worked to assemble and test the Macintosh logic boards as they were developed by Burrell Smith.
Bill Atkinson and Randy Wigginton
Bill Atkinson wrote QuickDraw, the core graphics routines for the Lisa and Macintosh computers, as well as MacPaint. Randy Wigginton wrote MacWrite for the 128K Mac.
Former Apple CEO John Sculley
John Sculley and his wife Diane attend the 30th anniversary of the Mac celebration. Sculley recalled that moments before Steve Jobs was to go on stage to introduce the Mac, he was terrified, but managed to pull off the event flawlessly.
Steve Capps reenacts the talking Mac
A last-minute fire drill was writing the code for the Mac to animate and talk at Steve Jobs' Flint Center introduction of the new machine. "The last three days I had no sleep, and then I pulled an all-nighter getting the intro going," Capps said. "The hair on the back of my neck still stands up when I hear 'Chariots of Fire.' " The theme song from the 1981 movie of that name played as the screen lit up with the first public demonstration of the Macintosh.
Mike Markkula, Apple's first investor
Mike Markkula, who provided the first funding for Apple and served as chairman of the board for 12 years, was given special recognition and a trophy during the event.
Mike Markkula receives award from Bill Fernandez
Bill Fernandez, who introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, holds up a commemorative trophy for Mike Markkula, who provided the first funding for Apple and served as chairman of the board for 12 years.
Steve Hayden: Macintosh ad man
Steve Hayden, who conceived of Apple's famous Ridley Scott-directed "1984" commercial, was on hand to provide insight about the now iconic TV spot. He mentioned Jobs' original mandate to him for the commercial: "Stop the world in its tracks."
Bruce Horn and Andy Hertzfeld
Bruce Horn worked on the Finder (the graphical file manager) and Resource Manager, and Andy Hertzfeld worked on much of the system software.
Mac team member group photo
As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., Mac team members gather on stage for a photo.
Recalling the early days of the Macintosh
At the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh celebration, members of the original Macintosh team reflected on creating the first mainstream computer with a graphical user interface. From left: panel moderator Steven Levy, Bill Atkinson, Randy Wigginton, Bill Fernandez (standing), George Crow, Steve Capps, Bruce Horn, Andy Hertzfeld, Caroline Rose.
Cover image of Macworld, January 24, 1984
Photo for the premier cover of Macworld magazine in 1984 by Will Mosgrove.