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VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans

VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans
VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans
VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans
VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans
VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans
VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans

VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans
From the collection of Daniel Kottke and depict the original "Macintosh Man" (a man in a Macintosh overcoat) or "Mister Macintosh" logo used briefly by the Macintosh Division at Apple in 1983. Weve got to have Mr. Macintosh is a mysterious little man who lives inside each Macintosh. He pops up every once in a while, when you least expect it, and then winks at you and disappears again. It will be so quick that you wont be sure if you saw him or not. Well plant references in the manuals to the legend of Mr. Macintosh, and no one will know if hes real or not. One out of every thousand or two times that you pull down a menu, instead of the normal commands, youll get Mr. Macintosh, leaning against the wall of the menu. Hell wave at you, then quickly disappear. Youll try to get him to come back, but you wont be able to.

Mister Macintosh design by Jean-Michel Folon. Diehard Apple fans measure their geek cred by how much lore and minutia they know.

Heres a story from way back when that I hadnt heard, about Steve Jobs idea for a mysterious little man who lives inside each Macintosh. The story of Mister Macintosh shows off a more playful side to Steve Jobs personality, a side that was largely absent after his return to the company in 1997. According to Hertzfelds story, one day during the development of the Mac, Jobs stopped by Hertzfelds office with an idea to do something a little quirky with the OS.

He said, after claiming to have had a flash of inspiration. His idea was for this little mascot-type character to exist inside the Mac, who would periodically appear in a mischievous sort of way. He was meant to inject a bit of personality into the Mac, popping on the screen seemingly when you least expected him, and his appearances would occur entirely outside the control of Mac users. The item "VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans" is in sale since Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Manuals & Merchandise". The seller is "debdebree" and is located in Weirton, West Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Brand: Apple
  • Type: Pin Badge


VINTAGE Original Mister Macintosh1983 Apple Computer Button/Pin Apple fans