Another interesting 1981 tale from the inside at Folklore.org
, this time by Daniel Kottke. It Begins:
"When I started with the Mac team in Jan ’81 there was just one wire-wrapped 68000 prototype, so my first job was to start making more protos along with Brian (‘Uncle Dougie’) Howard – who technically was a writer working under Jef but had been handling many of the hardware build-and-debug tasks for Burrell. Between the two of us Brian and I built another 4 or 5 prototypes for use by the programmers."
comes this page documenting an uncommon experience indeed! It Begins:
"The Twentieth Anniversary Mac TAM) was produced to celebrate 20 years of the Apple Computer company, not 20 years of Macs. Apple was founded in 1976 so the TAM was late when it arrived in early 1997. It was intended as an advanced system for the home with a design that would blend into a living room or study. Features like the TV and FM radio tuner also aimed the TAM at home users."
Read more and witness the Unboxing!
Unboxing a Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM)