On the other hand, I have a 1984-2004 poster on my machine room wall.
And yes, today is indeed the 30th anniversary of the original Macintosh
Super Bowl big game ad, for those of you hiding out under a rock for the last several decades. Apple did a retrospective video for apple.com, which because they used a weird manner to do it, is not compatible with the QTE. However, here are the low bandwidth and high bandwidth versions (QTE users can right click and select "Open Link in QuickTime" to play the movie). While much of it is the usual Apple equals sex design twaddle, the following classic and vintage Macs are featured, in order of appearance: the original 128K (of course), the Macintosh XL (presumably standing in for the Lisa), the Macintosh II, the Macintosh Portable, the Macintosh LC, the PowerBook 100, a Quadra 9x0 (either a 900 or a 950, amusingly lacking the key), a Color Classic, a Power Macintosh 8500 or 9500, a Macintosh SE/30 (called SE 301, with an FWB hard drive icon), a Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (mine is better), a tower beige Power Macintosh G3, a Bondi Blue iMac G3 (the machine that arguably saved Apple), a graphite Power Mac G4 (either a Yikes! or a Sawtooth), a Blueberry iBook G3, a Titanium PowerBook G4, a 15" iMac G4, a 14" iBook G4, and finally the Power Mac G5. After that is all the Intel rot. But it's fun to see the creative luminaries assembled for this well-produced short, and of course the return (however briefly) of the rainbow Apple logo we all loved back when:
For the record, I own about 2/3rds of the featured pre-Intel Macs; the first Mac I used was my friend's dad's Mac Plus, and the first Mac I personally owned was a IIsi. And, btw, as a physician the scene of an iPad over a sterile surgical field near the end makes me shudder.
The real anniversary for us is March 14, 2014, the 20th anniversary of the Power Mac 6100 and the first Power Mac (along with the 7100 and 8100). I remember the new Power Mac well when I was in college. We'll do a special retrospective then.
No one has indicated serious intestinal distress over the highly automated way I've taken the new MacTubes Enabler, so you can download a prototype and try it. Here's an appropriate one: the Apple 1984
Super Bowl big game ad. As a bug I've subsumed as a feature (I think this is a glitch in the Add-on SDK), if you search for a video in YouTube and go to it from there, the video plays in the browser, so you can still interact with the (puke) comments and (gag) other users. But if you click on a YouTube URL anywhere else, or you cut and paste a YouTube URL into the address bar, it automatically opens in MacTubes and goes back to what you were doing. If the URL opens in a new tab, the tab automatically closes. Try it. I like it.
24.3.0 should come out this week or weekend.