RETRO TECH: MACINTOSH

Everyone knows the 1984 Macintosh computer was a game changer for the tech industry. But why was this particular computer so iconic? I learn how Steve Jobs and his team took on computer giants IBM, changing personal computing forever. Living legend Bill Nye the Science Guy joins me to play Asteroids on an original Macintosh. And fellow AR-too creator and Apple expert iJustine explains why the 1984 Macintosh was able to beat its competitors.

0:00 The Macintosh
1:10 Unboxing a Macintosh
3:43 Talking Macintoshes
6:46 iJustine
12:35 Apple Vs IBM
15:20 Dope Or Nope with Bill Nye
20:48 Painting With The Macintosh
24:26 Lasting Tech Legacy

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  • This is probably the best AR-too Originals of 2019.

    Loic ReviewsLoic Reviews2 سنوات قبل
    • 2022 is nearing and I still agree.

      Random-access MemoryRandom-access Memory23 أيام قبل
    • Isheep

      the stupidthe stupidأشهر قبل
    • @Andrew Konkey yes

      Former-Smart GuyyFormer-Smart Guyyأشهر قبل
    • Take out probably. Marques is the AR-too Tech King.

      King Sargon IIKing Sargon II3 أشهر قبل
    • not a high bar

      Nivedita SrinivasanNivedita Srinivasan3 أشهر قبل
  • The fact that Justine is 10 years older than marques is astonishing

    LiamLiam9 أشهر قبل
    • she was big on youtube in like 09/10/11

      bozbozأشهر قبل
    • I thought they are about same even though she is older that might be 5 years old at the best. Wow she looks young

      KEEP MOVING FORWARDKEEP MOVING FORWARDأشهر قبل
    • @Linnea Tan Miller Classic Brits

      TylerTyler2 أشهر قبل
    • @Saveyor u know she does

      AmilaAmila3 أشهر قبل
    • @Agent Smith lol people are still replying that's crazy

      LiamLiam3 أشهر قبل
  • You know computers have come a long way when grandpa has to show you how to use it lol

    Born AgainBorn Again9 أشهر قبل
    • @Christopher Carr So true. Kudos to the giants whose shoulders we stand on.

      Darren UngDarren Ungأشهر قبل
    • Grandpas and Grandmas invented computers, and the Internet, and the Web.

      Christopher CarrChristopher Carr2 أشهر قبل
    • @Rhakjellg 😂😂

      DanielDaniel8 أشهر قبل
    • @Daniel reason 2837 on why i dont use Twitter:

      RhakjellgRhakjellg8 أشهر قبل
    • @Toyota Supra *papi bill nye😩

      DanielDaniel8 أشهر قبل
  • It must be a trip to have Bill Nye the Science Guy as your freaking guest on your giant AR-too channel. Dude was a legend in Canada.

    Enthusiastic GamerEnthusiastic Gamer8 أشهر قبل
  • I’m a 70’s baby, And I use this Macintosh Computer in the 5th grade.... feeling old and proud right now lol 😂

    Missblessed GodremembermeMissblessed Godremembermeسنوات قبل
    • Really? We did too but this was in 2001. My school must have been poor.

      JaNiet NJaNiet Nأشهر قبل
    • @Kittipop P. huh duh six hungo’s by old mate senn

      NoahPlayzNoahPlayz2 أشهر قبل
    • Damn, I wish I could see it myself

      Professor AngeloProfessor Angelo5 أشهر قبل
    • lmao i feel so young-

      Linnea Tan MillerLinnea Tan Miller5 أشهر قبل
    • Wtf

      pedro benito mestrepedro benito mestre8 أشهر قبل
  • Can we talk about how marques’ own production quality is basically as good, if not better than the production quality of this show

    Hex_638Hex_638سنوات قبل
    • I promise i didn’t even notice the “AR-too Originals”, i thought this is marques’ video up until seeing this comment

      Amit BenjaminAmit Benjamin3 أشهر قبل
    • Soo trueeee

      Ramesh CellcomRamesh Cellcom11 أشهر قبل
    • His production quality is way better. This feels too scripted and also awkward. Feels like watching TV. The bill Nye segment is solid cringe, time to go back to Marques-only videos!

      GypporGyppor11 أشهر قبل
    • @DJ Fiezta The Retro Tech series is produced by Vox Media

      Eik Gaarde FinkEik Gaarde Finkسنوات قبل
    • I’m pretty sure it’s him and his team on both shows

      DJ FieztaDJ Fieztaسنوات قبل
  • I'm a retro loving guy and I'm drooling over the stuff that was in that warehouse! 🤤

    Max WMax W24 أيام قبل
  • Almost 40 years, I'm watching this on a Macintosh. Good job, Steve.

    darkwoodmoviesdarkwoodmovies10 أشهر قبل
    • Apple then: I can make a pc that can be used by someone 40 years later to surf the net Apple now: Omg I 1 year old pls replace me or I be broken and sad

      PsykikyPsykiky7 أشهر قبل
    • On a 12 Pro Max here, whose screen is probably almost as big as the original Macintosh

      LoG’s MaggotLoG’s Maggot10 أشهر قبل
  • Some dad somewhere: “why get a new one when it still works?”

    SausagemanSausageman10 أشهر قبل
    • @ƧЦVIDΉ and there’s good reason for that.

      RajatRajat4 أشهر قبل
    • *triggered*

      Linnea Tan MillerLinnea Tan Miller5 أشهر قبل
    • @Tom 2404 You didn’t watch the video?

      Well Fed ProductionsWell Fed Productions7 أشهر قبل
    • @Tom 2404 damn bro really? fr? just like that? on god?

      GrqfesGrqfes8 أشهر قبل
    • @Tom 2404 it was a joke

      SausagemanSausageman9 أشهر قبل
  • The production value of this is so incredibly high I am shocked. This was a seriously good video. Well done to the whole MKBHD team

    B TB T2 أشهر قبل
  • It's a shame Marques never got the opportunity to interview Steve Jobs.

    GarrettGarrettسنوات قبل
    • It's not too late

      p soterioup soteriouأشهر قبل
    • He was prolly 10 when Steve died

      Diamond BlockDiamond Blockأشهر قبل
    • @Gerardus1970 It was a game changer. Like it or not but it was the reality.

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    • @DM The approach is to spin BS to sheep who are willing to be lead. "Everyone knows the 1984 Macintosh computer was a game changer for the tech industry." is a classic example of this fanboi nonsense that gets perpetuated by Apple sheeple as fact.

      Gerardus1970Gerardus19702 أشهر قبل
    • @Gerardus1970 No. Jobs was a master of combining and implementing existing tech into something useful. Apple has a completely different approach than other companies.

      DMDM2 أشهر قبل
  • So, I've never seen the movie, but can we please talk about how much Steve Jobs on those photos actually looked like Ashton Kutcher?

    Marcel LasajMarcel Lasajسنوات قبل
    • The movie was good they got a few details wrong but its good

      weedthenorth 84weedthenorth 848 أشهر قبل
    • You mean Ashton Kutcher looked like Steve Jobs.

      Thor OdinsonThor Odinson9 أشهر قبل
    • Yesterday i wachted that movie and sad the samething to my wife, hi is so similar to him, impresive!

      Diego XaxáDiego Xaxá11 أشهر قبل
  • This was awesome! The content, the expert/ star guests, the historical footages... First video I watched from this series, and I'll watch the rest! I'm a little concerned though...why are the views and likes not visible, wasn't the video well received? :( That possibility makes me sad. This is a gem!

    AuriciaAuricia9 أشهر قبل
  • Should have had an Amiga 1000 which came out around the same time as the original Macintosh... multitasking, color (mac was monochrome), gaming/graphics were out of this world and light years beyond Apple and it's competitors. Marketing, good decisions can outdo the greatest of tech. Even the Atari ST was way out front in regard to tech as well at this time.

    Andy TroyerAndy Troyerأشهر قبل
  • They really missed a good Opertunity to get Steve Wozniak on the episode. He’s an awesome guy and he literally created the consumer computer

    Christopher PatrickChristopher Patrick7 أشهر قبل
    • Yes yes , He had an IQ of 200+ at age of 6 . I just read his iWoz biography !

      Kihb JcjdjdKihb Jcjdjd2 أشهر قبل
    • zno

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  • This is amazing! My first pc was a Apple Macintosh computer 1989. I remember my mom put it on her credit card at Sears. She bought the Apple style writer printer II to go with it. $1300 I loved that thing. I made geometry posters, typed research papers, printed my high school graduation invitations, typed my first resume and college essays on it and packed it with me to college. I was the only kid in the dorms who had an Apple in 1996. I still have it packed away in the closet in the box :) It made me the tech lover I am today. I just wish I would have bought Apple stock back then!!!

    Sher SSher S6 أشهر قبل
  • When talking about the Mac there's a whole another level to the story with the Xerox Menlo park field trip where the Apple guys first seen a pc mouse. The simulations development of the Lisa. Insistence on a black and white display and just SO much other drama around it. There are some GREAT movies about this time period. I love Pirates of Silicone Valley. Very good movie. Lots of very accurate history.

    gibu002gibu002سنوات قبل
    • @sh Yes, totally agree.

      gibu002gibu00210 أشهر قبل
    • "Triumph of the Nerds" is a good summary of the era.

      shsh10 أشهر قبل
  • Back in the 80's, I was a big Amiga guy....in many ways that machine did sooo much above and beyond what others were doing. I had a TRS -80 Color Computer as well, with sidecar, dual 5 1/4 floppy and a serial printer interface...amazing....

    WirelessMike DJWirelessMike DJ5 أشهر قبل
  • Great Video! I still have my Mac SE. It is always good to see the history. One company i didn't hear mentioned that was very important at the time - the Commodore 64 followed by the Amiga computers. They were graphically as good as the Macs (if not better) and most importantly a lot cheaper.

    Angelo GergatsoulisAngelo Gergatsoulisأشهر قبل
  • Bill is what Linus would be like when he get older.

    Sashimi404Sashimi404سنوات قبل
    • I must be old, because I assume people are talking about Linux Torvalds when they use the name "Linus." Torvalds would be one fellow with a bigger impact on technology than Steve Jobs.

      Christopher CarrChristopher Carr2 أشهر قبل
    • linus torvalds or linus from linus tech tips?

      ThatOnePersonWhoEatsCheeseThatOnePersonWhoEatsCheeseسنوات قبل
    • @Queen Elizabeth III this is what i hate about my generation. People throw around these words with no meaning.

      Jesus ChristJesus Christسنوات قبل
    • @Queen Elizabeth III lol k.

      thoang2kthoang2kسنوات قبل
    • @Queen Elizabeth III ok zoomer. Your just a litle kid. Fuck off

      GirijaGaneshGirijaGaneshسنوات قبل
  • Dude this is so cool. Evokes all these memories of growing up in the computer age.

    Michael MolinoMichael Molino8 أشهر قبل
  • My eyes have tear, giggle, and lough watching your retro series. Thank you.

    JimJim10 أشهر قبل
  • Not surprising, but this is one of the best AR-too tech videos. Love your stuff since like 2007 Marques!

    Keaton ButlerKeaton Butler9 أشهر قبل
  • this series is wonderful, the first Mac, the first Sony Walkman, etc, salute to those genius engineers and their product that change the world

    Castor WONGCastor WONGسنوات قبل
  • Marques just out-hipstered the hipsters at the cafe😂

    toastertoaster2 سنوات قبل
    • @M essd

      Sunny XiaoSunny Xiao9 أشهر قبل
    • Stellvia Hoenheim x

      Emir LaroyaEmir Laroyaسنوات قبل
    • 3.1st Like :)

      Ace ARPiGeAce ARPiGeسنوات قبل
    • black reaper mmmmmhhh, lovely coaster diskettes filled with delicious software

      TheGoggengamesTheGoggengamesسنوات قبل
    • Adam Duskett I’m surprised they’re surprised, because I wouldn’t be that surprised outside of “woah this is a cool piece of history”.

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  • This was my childhood computer. Great review. For whatever it’s worth, when you want to exit a program like Asteroids that has taken the whole screen, hold the Apple key and hit “Q” for Quit. Also when you reboot the computer you can hold the mouse button during the boot sequence to eject the disk. Finally, the paper clip eject should only be performed when the power is off for fear of the disk write-head damaging the data. I would love to see a review of the Newton. That was way ahead of its time.

    Dario VincentDario Vincent8 أشهر قبل
  • Dude, I started watching this series and wow! I don’t know if this makes me feel old or if it makes feel cool because I was there! Keep this series going!

    Robert GerlitzRobert Gerlitz3 أشهر قبل
  • Love this series, they really should keep going.

    Nathan SticeNathan Stice11 أشهر قبل
  • I watched this in December of 2021 on my Mac Mini M1 computer. I had a Mac on my desk while working for Hughes Aircraft in the facilities department. It inspired me to purchase an Atari SRT computer for my home use. And, the rest (as they say) is history.

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  • I died when he literally took the entire macintosh into a coffee shop. JESUS CHRIST, this guy is a legend and this is the reason that I subscribed to this channel.

    Noob101Gaming BruhNoob101Gaming Bruhسنوات قبل
    • @Kiel Enrique he just made a joke

      GuruTheCoder ShortsGuruTheCoder Shorts2 أشهر قبل
    • U subscribed because he takes macs to coffee shops?

      GuruTheCoder ShortsGuruTheCoder Shorts2 أشهر قبل
    • I wonder what poeple were thinking :-)

      David HeinDavid Hein4 أشهر قبل
    • People used to do actually take their Macs into coffee shops. The reaction was similar as in this video, but it was more of, “he’s just showing off,” unlike this which is WTF. Also they made cases just for the Macs.

      Don Simpsons HeadDon Simpsons Head8 أشهر قبل
    • Chup be lodu

      BABA YAGABABA YAGA8 أشهر قبل
  • This is insane! Marques please make more of these!

    Hunter SmithHunter Smith10 أشهر قبل
  • Marques, Your video production is incredible. This is so good. Always look forward to your professional production and reviews or information. Great as always. You rock!

    Andre RichisonAndre Richisonأشهر قبل
  • Thanks for making this great video! Such a cool history lesson for coming generations.

    Murat IsikMurat Isik8 أشهر قبل
  • This is an amazing video segment. I didn’t see it on MTV whenever it came out. Thank you for putting it on AR-too.

    Monte MayMonte Mayأشهر قبل
  • I was working in a computer store in San Diego when this came out. I remember watching young kids walking up to the demo unit (it had a monochrome, paper white display) and after seeing that they could use the mouse to draw pictures, parents had to drag the kids out of the store. Two things crossed my mind, this is going to be huge (first GUI for the masses I think), and, businesses aren't going to want something that looks like a toy in their office environment. I really like your Retro Tech segment but, man, I'm feelin' old👨‍🦳👨‍🦳👨‍🦳

    k2mek2me2 سنوات قبل
    • @John Doe Correct. A home computer was a fad thing in the beginning. Play games, word processing, simple stuff.

      Treetop JonesTreetop Jones10 أشهر قبل
    • @Hitogokochi I am also not an admirer of Jobs or his actions by any means. He is probably the most overrated figure in business.

      docsavdocsavسنوات قبل
    • @katumispencer - You are right on about the magic effect of the GUI. I started using computers at the age of 3 on a Mac 512k, which certainly would not have been possible without the mouse and GUI. In fact, my parents not being very tech-savvy people, would not have even purchased a computer until about 10 years later if not for the wide usability of the Mac.

      docsavdocsavسنوات قبل
    • @Hitogokochi Dealers of Lighting is a great book about all the crazy stuff Xerox Parc came up with. According to Xerox insiders, Xerox had no interest in capitalizing on the GUI driven Alto as they simply weren't in that business. However, at the time Jobs came around, there was restriction on who could come in and see the work on Alto. The perception by engineers at PARC is that Jobs paid a good chunk of change to Xerox to come in and see it a couple of times and get details. I wouldn't say Jobs stole the Alto GUI, or that he really bought it, but he was definitely given access at the right time and place to capitalize on it.

      docsavdocsavسنوات قبل
    • So long as you stay humble, being older can only lead to a greater library of wisdom ;)

      oper10oper10سنوات قبل
  • Oh man the design of the old time was really classic. They put a lot of thoughts into it. All those details...I never got to use or own one but it's delight to see one running.

    LevelwormLevelworm5 أشهر قبل
  • Wild how these computers didn't come out THAT long ago but they feel like the long-lost relics from an ancient civilization.

    IAN 4000IAN 40008 أشهر قبل
  • Wow, tour de force. Smart, funny, great interviewees, and so interesting to think about where it all started. I remember the old green screens and command lines - and the punch cards 🤣 Dad brought home for us kids to use as scratch paper! The 1998 iMac was the first computer I ever actually owned, but the 1984 Mac was the first computer I ever really used. So transformational compared to what came before . . .

    Robb MorkRobb Mork8 أشهر قبل
  • My dad got the Mac Plus in '86. I lived the hype of those years. Nice video, although i feel it fails to show what the PC of the same era was for comparison. It only show PC from 4 years prior and then that's it. In the mid/late 80s Mac was a big deal, but it was out-sold 10-1 by the regular PCs still. It was the underdog for a looong time. Also, It would have been nice to show when the PC's started adopting the Mac concepts like the mouse and OS style

    Olivier RoyOlivier Roy9 أشهر قبل
  • And now imagine how even more fascinating the computer industry would be today if Steve Jobs had invented (or at least marketed) the Amiga...

    may iaskmay iaskأشهر قبل
    • Maybe not such a bloated OS ? Loadwb , done !

      Kavlor1Kavlor1أشهر قبل
  • Bill saying “Kids today” is the best part about the entire video. That stole the episode 🤣🤣 Edit: also when Marques and Bill are trying to eject the floppy disk out 🤣

    MoazMoaz3 أشهر قبل
  • I was 16 when my dad bought the Mac back in 1984, he had the Woz edition. I remember the only program he had that was somewhat interesting to me was MacPaint. Otherwise, I just didn't think it was that interesting at the time. He had a lot of software for it and the software manuals were HUGE! Two years later, I took that Mac with me to college and I don't think I ever powered it on. I finally sold it in 1997, but wish I had kept it.

    The Micro WoodshopThe Micro Woodshop3 أشهر قبل
    • Amazing! and yeah, it would have been great keeping it

      Yulii CoronadoYulii Coronado3 أشهر قبل
  • My dad had one of these when I was really young circa the 90's and he had a bunch of obscure games people had made for it- or perhaps the place he bought it from included them as a bundle from a previous owner. There was a lot of really intricate artwork created pixel by pixel for those things often that had a very gothic look because of the primitive pixelated medium with the black and white, yet while also being very skillfully made - enough for your brain to infer the scene accurately but with imagination- an intrigue modern tech has lost a bit.

    ChrisChris9 أشهر قبل
  • i can't believe there's a drawing tablet for this thing! That's definitely dope.

    Draconicrose GamingDraconicrose Gamingسنوات قبل
    • I thought that was cool, I didn't realize one existed. I was relying on a mouse.

      ty essty essسنوات قبل
    • Dope 100

      shutsealshutsealسنوات قبل
    • @Greg D Yup. I have one for my Commodore C64.

      MrWaalkmanMrWaalkmanسنوات قبل
    • drawing tablets were around long before that one.

      Greg DGreg Dسنوات قبل
  • I starting computing on an IBM with DOS and I remember being blown away when the Macintosh came out.

    Anon e-mouseAnon e-mouse9 أشهر قبل
  • Dude you make some of the best videos. The production value on this is amazing. I love watching all your videos. I always learn so much.

    Angel CarreraAngel Carreraأشهر قبل
  • Great video. Brings back memories of my Mac SE (just a few years later)- still didn’t have an internal hard drive, but it did have 2 floppy disk drives.

    jsrich68jsrich68سنوات قبل
  • My dad sold these out of our house. He converted our living room into a makeshift Mac store. I think this was around 1985ish. I would spend every day after school on one of the display models doodling on Paint.

    bum knucklebum knuckleسنوات قبل
  • "Hello, I am Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag." The two greatest sentences ever spoken by machine or man. Thank you Steve Jobs.

    Marc FieldMarc Field2 سنوات قبل
    • Not really.

      Belland _DogBelland _Dogسنوات قبل
    • hello. i'm a bag and i am a mac. so bag, what have you got there?

      Video Games Are FunVideo Games Are Funسنوات قبل
    • Good thing nobody at the reveal knew that the base machine they’d be able to buy wasn’t capable of reproducing that demo!

      Dave CochraneDave Cochraneسنوات قبل
    • Amen to that.

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    • Thanks.

      Marc FieldMarc Fieldسنوات قبل
  • I owned one of these and it was absolutely amazing. I created so many things on this computer.

    clysack07clysack07أشهر قبل
  • Apple has been nailing the product and package design forever. Thank you Woz!

    Kendall FaheyKendall Fahey8 أشهر قبل
  • Man, bill nye teaching Marques to operate the old Mac, what an amazing experience.

    Alec WhatshisnameAlec Whatshisname8 أشهر قبل
  • Brings back memories because this was my first PC, which I purchased in January 1985. I did a lot of work and enjoyed many games on this machine.

    Mercury ShinesMercury Shines2 أشهر قبل
  • It's funny that they gave Apple stickers back in the 80's

    Ben LawBen Law2 سنوات قبل
    • good marketing

      SavenificationSavenification28 أيام قبل
    • @p0kepat It's not the best because it's like gay science.

      Mokhtar storyMokhtar storyأشهر قبل
    • @Autisa Rattanamunee I love you too.

      NoahPlayzNoahPlayz2 أشهر قبل
    • Those stickers have been around since the start. Wish they’d go back to the rainbow logo.

      Dean StephenDean Stephen8 أشهر قبل
    • @Mohammed Sufyan actually they did give out stickers back in the day. They’ve been doing it almost since the founding of the company. That’s how narcissistic Steve Jobs was.

      Thor OdinsonThor Odinson9 أشهر قبل
  • Oh man , I remember this pc seeing new in a musicstore … at that time (11y) I was very impressed to see …every synth in that store has this on top for making music

    Electronic AngelsElectronic Angelsأشهر قبل
  • wow Apple surprises me a lot, the first Macintosh was an extremely evolved computer for the time, it made the history of computing thanks to its graphic interface.🤩

    Francesco MassariFrancesco Massari10 أشهر قبل
  • It's cool to see people's reaction to this old tech. I'm an old tech nerd and had been into desktop computers for years already when the first Mac was released. I can also recall the release of its predecessor the Lisa and the predecessor to that, the Apple II. So I can recall seeing this machine working in offices when it was the latest hot computer and because it was the first Mac it was hotter then than new Macs are today. Caveat: Even for a computer of its day it wasn't hugely fast. I think with the diminutive CPU a GUI with no GPU on top of a sophisticated OS for its date was giving the processor too much work to do. It's only a shame you didn't have time to get into Hypercard. :)

    Cloeren JacksonCloeren Jacksonأشهر قبل
    • HC is a tear-jerker of a story. A bit of a tragedy, like CyberDog.

      Michael ThibaultMichael Thibaultأشهر قبل
  • Thank you for this. The Apple 1 OS (original Mac) was my very first experience with a computer. I even have the sticker. As a boy I worked on it for hours each day - I fell in love with Mac paint. I worked on Macintosh computers for years, and I could NEVER understand the hype around all of my friend's "IBM Compatibles" with DOS and windows. In fact I couldn't get my head around how those computers even worked which is a testimony to how simple and beautiful this machine was. I had been doing things on the Mac for years before they had even discovered these abilities on their computers (I was a true non-nerd and beginner with computers). This computer was so far ahead of it's time; in some ways computers we work on now are still catching up (I'm typing this on my M1). I'm not a fan-boy, just a truth-teller and it's my opinion that in the future this computer will be recognized as the catalyst for the information revolution; I really mean that.

    Cameron ColeCameron Cole3 أشهر قبل
  • now imagine 50 more years from now talking about 2020's tech

    Mundo JourneyMundo Journeyسنوات قبل
    • @Kushal Kumar Kasina future is as mysterious as what is Beyond the edge of universe if not more so you could be wrong I could be wrong or all could be wrong

      LABBAIKLABBAIK9 أشهر قبل
    • @Kushal Kumar Kasina or not

      LABBAIKLABBAIK9 أشهر قبل
    • It's gonna plateau soon...

      Kushal Kumar KasinaKushal Kumar Kasina9 أشهر قبل
    • @Ashadullah Ali Naim unga bunga boo boo hula hula hoho

      LABBAIKLABBAIK9 أشهر قبل
    • What if after 50 years there is not any Technology in the world? 😂everything got destroyed in third world war..🤔

      Ashadullah Ali NaimAshadullah Ali Naim9 أشهر قبل
  • It was so ahead of its time. I remember using it for the first time at uni and was blown away by the word processor and the easy to use user interface, It was soo sexy. :-)

    Mai-Lien OlssonMai-Lien Olsson2 أشهر قبل
  • I was a freshman in high school when the macs first came out. We were blown away by the letter quality onscreen font. Previously screen displays were dot matrix . Really a remarkable piece of tech for its time. This Mac was actually the preferred computer from 1984 thru the early 1990s.

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  • Interesting video but the first macintosh wasn't a success, it was too expensive for what it offered and it had some technical issues, other home computers like commodore 64 were much more popular at the time, they were cheaper and they had color screens! even the apple ii kept on selling much better, it was the macs that came later especially in the 90's that became popular and made the first macintosh famous in retrospective. In its time it didn't cause too much of an impact.

    linuxairelinuxaire3 أشهر قبل
  • This released when I was 27 never had but I always loved this little machine how it looked so cool not an Apple fan but credit where credit is due this computer did change our perception made pc manufacturers up their game. Great video as usual fella.

    michael ellamsmichael ellams8 أشهر قبل
  • Bro Bill Nye is high as a kite in this lmao “LeT tHe ELeCtrOniCs DrAiN”

    Travis AvilarTravis Avilarسنوات قبل
    • lol i think he’s just being Bill Nye 🤷‍♀️

      starstarسنوات قبل
    • @N B he’s not a fraud. he has a degree in mechanical engineering. and yeah he’s an actor but so what! you can have passions in both science and things like acting and comedy

      starstarسنوات قبل
    • @N B who the f cares at this point dude. Even if he only read scripts his entire life I bet he already knows a shit ton more than I do

      h4rddh4rddسنوات قبل
    • Ok

      jenica zhafirajenica zhafiraسنوات قبل
    • He’s a fraud. He’s not even a scientist he is just an actor that read scripts!

      N BN Bسنوات قبل
  • This is DOPE! Nice job, Marques!

    Daryl from Dame DigitalDaryl from Dame Digital5 أشهر قبل
  • My first computer. Given to me on my 9th birthday a few years after the release. I thought it was freaking amazing. Even the 20 min 5 disc switching to load up a baseball game.

    chowery69chowery6911 أشهر قبل
  • Dope video. Hope to see some more retro tech!

    j wj wأشهر قبل
  • Ah sweet memories. I used the Apple IIe in grade school. I also remember the Compaq “portable” computers. They were called “luggable” by people who actually sold/used them!

    Paul LangloisPaul Langlois5 أشهر قبل
    • This video was rather deceptive though.... Because everyone who lived at the time knows the Mac wasn't the most portable highly successful computer at the time.... Because that was easily the COMMODORE 64, the highest selling all-in-one computer ever made. All you needed was for there to be a TV or any monitor where you planned on using it. Really deceptive of her not to show it, and it's 16-bit powerhouse successor the Commodore Amiga 500.

      colliriccolliric5 أشهر قبل
  • Imagine writing an essay in a coffee shop and some dude brings a whole ass vintage computer next to you

    Mega ReaperMega Reaperسنوات قبل
    • not quite the same but have you watched the video of the guy who takes his Macintosh into an Apple store...?

      RWL2012RWL2012سنوات قبل
  • That retro tech store was insane! I have to go there someday soon

    CaptainPieCaptainPie8 أشهر قبل
  • Damn, this is now probably my favorite video of MKBHD, i loved it

    Julio KrankenhausJulio Krankenhaus4 أشهر قبل
  • Love it! I'm this old & still geek out on Apple. I look forward to the retro Apple Silicon video in the future.

    Ms JamesMs James8 أشهر قبل
  • Awesome vid man. Takes me back to installing Duke Nukem on my 166mmx with 22 floppys using arj...we were pissed when 20th floppy was corrupted lol, man..thanks for the throwback :D

    Sparkplugs and BananasSparkplugs and Bananas8 أشهر قبل
  • I lived through all this, as my first computer was an Apple II and I had one of these 84 macs at launch. I’m not sure which was first but Take One for the Apple II was a surprisingly capable animation and drawing program. You could do elaborate multi scene “movies” and even program elements. When I founded Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot, the Last of Us etc) with my biz partner in the 80s we used Take One for the graphics and animation on some of our first games. Eventually as a paint program it was replaced by Deluxe Paint and then Photoshop (which I’ve been using for almost 30 years!)

    Andrew GavinAndrew Gavinسنوات قبل
    • @Louisa Zubia well after M1 I’d say apple are finally paying attention to what goes inside their laptops

      RajatRajat4 أشهر قبل
    • Wow. I didn’t expect the creator of Crash Bandicoot to be an ordinary commenter on a MKBHD video. Nice

      SaySayسنوات قبل
    • Honestly, we've been impacted by Steve Jobs, not by Apple. They're no longer the company of innovation. They're no longer the company of the Macintosh, the iPod, the iPhone. Hopefully they can get another visionary like Jobs one day. Not that they don't make good tech anymore, they just don't make tech that literally sets the standard anymore. Your computer is still more like a Macintosh than a Macintosh was like anything before it. Your smart phone is still more like the original iPhone, than the original iPhone was like anything before it.

      Louisa ZubiaLouisa Zubiaسنوات قبل
    • Naughty Dog is owned by Sony, so of course it’s PS exclusive. MSFT owns lots of developers too (in fact they bought a ton today). Just how the console game is played so to speak.

      Andrew GavinAndrew Gavinسنوات قبل
    • it saddens me that your company is always PS exclusive. i'l probably never get to play these games.

      periperiسنوات قبل
  • My favorite "easter egg" in Back to the Future 2 is when they travel from 1985 to 2015 and the 84 Macintosh is shown for sale in the window of an antique store. Mine still sits on a shelf at home.

    Bruce SiegelBruce Siegel8 أشهر قبل
  • Imagine 50 or a hundred years from now, people will look back to our phones and technologies we have right now

    vincent 0916vincent 09168 أشهر قبل
  • I really want to take one of these and fit a Mac mini as the insides.

    Fr0z3nMechanixFr0z3nMechanix11 أشهر قبل
  • I'm a Japanese Apple fan in the second year of middle school! This is a great video! I'm glad I can trace the history of Apple!

    SyutaSyuta5 أشهر قبل
  • Millennials: *looks at Macintosh* “ is that an Apple?!?!?” 8 bit guy: hold my commodore

    Elias WilsonElias Wilsonسنوات قبل
    • @Treetop Jones I don't, lol.

      ToranToran10 أشهر قبل
    • @Toran I remember the little Sinclair, 1K with a tape machine for saving things.

      Treetop JonesTreetop Jones10 أشهر قبل
    • I’m ur 1k like

      EclopEclopسنوات قبل
    • 999th like

      ParinParinسنوات قبل
    • Right? LMAO

      Elaine YvetteElaine Yvetteسنوات قبل
  • this whole series would be great to watch with your parents or grandparents!

    quinn fosterquinn foster9 أشهر قبل
  • I just love Apple, it made my childhood. I work in IT and my first experience with a computer at all was an Apple and was one of the early beige Macintoshes in elementary school (I want to say the Macintosh IIGS, but I can't be sure. All I know is it was something setup similarly with peripherals and drives). The need to upgrade was much slower back then, so although the Mac I used heavily in elementary school was made in the 80s, by the time I was there it was the very early 90s and still considered new tech and cutting edge/latest and greatest. I remember treasure math storm, kid pix, and learned how to use real floppy discs, etc. There were so many great experiences using that computer. I was never able to actually get an Apple computer till I was an adult because of how extremely expensive they were even back then. My parents could completely afford it, but it is understandably ridiculous for any parent to buy their kid an $1800+ computer, and much more so back then. I still always admired and marveled at my experience with one and all of the things that were being worked on and released by them growing up, just to be around it. Also, once again after Steve Jobs had returned to breathe back that old classic life into Apple, which by then, I was moving from a pre-teen into my teens. Then it became a whole new classic era for Apple once again.

    Mulder's MayhemMulder's Mayhem8 أشهر قبل
  • The best thing I've watched in a really long time. This was so amazing.

    Airraca LeeAirraca Lee7 أشهر قبل
  • The box art and design still looks gorgeous. Love the caligraphic notes. Also probably wise to just skip over the Lisa entirely, as that project was more of an obsession than a vision.

    Andrew SturgessAndrew Sturgess8 أشهر قبل
  • Dude, you got a fistbump from Bill Nye the science guy. You officially made it, you can rest in peace now.

    Vibb KontrollVibb Kontrollسنوات قبل
    • @NO_EYES_ON_ME hes an old tv hack with an attitude problem. Nothing to be admired

      John MaurerJohn Maurerأشهر قبل
    • Bill Nye is an Actor and a Freemason.

      NO_EYES_ON_MENO_EYES_ON_MEأشهر قبل
    • @The Only Gaming Videos may be

      Vibb KontrollVibb Kontroll2 أشهر قبل
    • that sounds like a threat

      The Only Gaming VideosThe Only Gaming Videos2 أشهر قبل
  • Apple back in the day was really something people were generally excited for and not that expensive, now it’s something that has already leaked and don’t care about.

    naaya :)naaya :)10 أشهر قبل
    • It's never been less expensive lol. The mac in the video was thousands at the time.

      TheSwiftestScoutTheSwiftestScout5 أشهر قبل
    • the original selling price of the mac in 1984 was around $2000 tho

      kanaya maryamkanaya maryam5 أشهر قبل
    • The new ones.

      naaya :)naaya :)9 أشهر قبل
    • @hbb bhh I said "back in the day" like once an iPhone as 100 dollars.

      naaya :)naaya :)9 أشهر قبل
    • Not that’s expensive? The MacBook Air was like $2000 and the iPhone was one on the most expensive phones on the market.

      hbb bhhhbb bhh9 أشهر قبل
  • Really talented and intelligent author. I really enjoy his videos ! Entertaining and highly useful tech information!

    nathanas64nathanas64سنوات قبل
  • Someone needs to do a documentary on the Apple II. That was really the first mass market personal computer. The Mac was the first computer as appliance, but the Apple II was in schools and small businesses way before the Mac.

    Michael CrumptonMichael Crumptonأشهر قبل
  • I did not know that iJustine had this much knowledge. Impressive

    Kevi KiruKevi Kiru9 أشهر قبل
  • What I love about Marques is that he respects the past. This tech is incredibly foreign to him. Yet he understands that he wouldn’t be where he is today unless his forebears paved the way.

    The ABC Jug BandThe ABC Jug Band2 سنوات قبل
    • @ahlads his point still stands...

      Tony JennTony Jenn2 سنوات قبل
    • It's not respect. 90% of the things they said about apple and computers in 70-80 is just BS and straight up lying.

      ale bubbleale bubble2 سنوات قبل
    • It came out in1984 not 1894 🙄

      ahladsahlads2 سنوات قبل
  • Thank you. It reminded me of the first time I touched a Macintosh, this model, and what a revelatory, indeed almost spiritual experience it was.

    Dean StephenDean Stephen8 أشهر قبل
  • This is probably the best original Mac video out there. Although I thought the Bill Nye section was annoying filler and wished that section of the show was used on someone more integral to the conception of the Mac like one of the original team members who engineered the Mac.

    Midnight SnackMidnight Snack2 أشهر قبل
  • So I'm yelling "Get a paperclip!" There has to be one in the junk drawer, right? Laughed myself to tears. Wonderful stuff! --Fink

    HomeTipsAndTricksHomeTipsAndTricksسنوات قبل
  • Actually i was there in 84 and i still own one, i can tell you that this computer didnt change anything at all, there was no software for it. Apple became big after, with design and music software when it became available.

    ottodinamoottodinamoأشهر قبل
  • "1984 won't be like 1984" that gave me the chills.

    RosieRosieسنوات قبل
    • fOrTnItE

      Jesko -Jesko -سنوات قبل
    • The whole 1984 Macintosh release was legendary, you can check it out on AR-too. Steve was really a great Showman.

      Harshit AseejaHarshit Aseejaسنوات قبل
    • my entire body got chills

      Nomsita MS HaritashyaNomsita MS Haritashyaسنوات قبل
  • I remember using these things in the third grade..I thought they were great at the time. We had older ones,,,these were the "new" school computers 😆 🤣

    RonnyfilcoRonnyfilcoأشهر قبل
  • I remember the games. the operation was incredible. Love IT!!!

    Filmmakers' HomeFilmmakers' Home7 أشهر قبل
  • Ow, I wrote my graduation thesis on that! I could easily enter an 11 x 11 matrix transform where every coefficient was a summation series. At that time PC's were proud to have subscript and superscript, different worlds!

    CodefotoCodefoto8 أشهر قبل
  • Ah yes, everyones favourite Bill Nye quote: *"I'm dopin' up!"*

    Bad_ScriptBad_Script8 أشهر قبل
  • too many people are unaware on how influential Apple was to the entire personal computing industry early on; most think Apple's success started with the iPod or iMac but that was the start of their second wave of success

    AndradéAndradéسنوات قبل
    • @mathjoker was successful pal, $2.3T today. was a dazzling market flop back then but it worked out in the end

      YuthYuth4 أشهر قبل
    • Influential, yes. Successful, not so much.

      mathjokermathjoker9 أشهر قبل
    • Even fewer are unaware of the Amiga and ST or even the Archimedes. You might say the Amiga, with its custom chips, was years ahead of Apple.

      Dwayne DibleyDwayne Dibley10 أشهر قبل
    • oOoOOOooOooO

      Varun VCVarun VC10 أشهر قبل
  • Hey I had this computer! My dad brought it home from his college he taught at in 1985. He upgraded it with a 10mb hard drive that sat under it. Yes 10 megabytes. He also got his school to pay for an apple dot matrix printer for it. The total price for all this was around $7000 in 1985 dollars!! I wound up working on macs for 35 years. I never did ever buy a PC or learn how to use windows which came out many years later. Today I’m 52 and there are about 6-7 working macs in my home.

    42bill42bill2 أشهر قبل