Welcome to Macintosh

Synopsis: "Welcome to Macintosh" is a documentary that mixes history, criticism and an unapologetic revelry of all things Apple. Whether a long time Mac fanatic or new to computers, Welcome to Macintosh explores the many ways Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.) has changed the world, from the early days of the Apple-I to the latest the company has to offer.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Robert Baca, Josh Rizzo
Production: Gravitas
90 min

This is a Macintosh.

It comes from a little company

called Apple.

Apple was started in a small town

in northern California by two friends:

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

United by their interest in technology,

and dissatisfied with the attempts...

... at personal computers by others,

they knew they could do better...

... and set out to make the world's

first good personal computer...

... in the form of the Apple I.

The Apple I became the Apple II.

The Apple II

became the cornerstone...

... of an industry

that would change the world.

In 1984, Apple introduced Macintosh...

... and Macintosh thrusted the industry

forward into a new era.

Its style and ease of use

gave computers to the rest of us...

... and inspired the next revolution

in computing.

But dark times followed...

... and Apple slipped into the background

of the computer industry.

In the late '90s, a reinvigorated Apple

would return to shake things up again...

... and push the envelope of design

and engineering.

Whether you know it or not,

these events have changed your life.

We're good. We got your sound?

- Is she on speaker?

- Yeah.

Jordan, hold on.

- Are you ready to go?

- Yeah.

Okay, so this is the story...

...of how I was introduced

to Macintosh unintentionally.

My first Macintosh was an SE...

...with a 30-megabyte hard drive.

The first Mac I used

was my dad's Classic.

He had a Mac Classic, a Mac Plus...

First Macintosh I purchased

was on the day of the introduction.

Well, I had an Apple II in '79.

And then I had an Apple III.

And then I got to play with a Lisa

in 1980.

I had a Blue and White G3,

had a Lombard PowerBook...

...had a Pismo PowerBook,

had a Titanium PowerBook.

I was given a Macintosh 128

as one of the...

...you know,

first hundred people in the Mac division.

The first computer that we had...

The LC, right, which I had to

take away from you...

...because you told me

it was gonna cost $2500...

...I gave you my credit card...

Thirty-five hundred.

I think it must've been about 1980,

I played with a Lisa...

...and that changed everything.

So it had two floppies in front

and a 30-meg hard drive...

...and I thought I was in heaven.

I mean, how could anybody ever use

that much hard-drive space?

After the introduction, we were so keyed

up we couldn't really go back to work.

So that afternoon we drove around

to the different computer stores...

...in the Bay Area,

trying to purchase a Mac.

The first one I owned, the first one I

bought with my own money, was a 7200.

And I bought an expensive monitor...

...and it cost me about $3500.

I got my Aluminum PowerBook,

I had a dual 800 G4 with a SuperDrive.

I've got my G5 at home.

I stopped counting.

Yeah, you ended up spending 7000,

so I had to go...

...and retrieve the computer from you

and get it back.

And so I inerited this computer...

...that I had no fucking idea

what to do with or anything.

And it was, like, a lot of money.

I had to borrow it off my mom.

And it took me years to pay her back.

If you think about it, from '84 to 2007,

you know, that's 20-something years.

I've probably had 50 Macs.

And basically I've had a Mac

since April of '84 and pretty much...

...have had almost every Mac

in my hands since then.

So that's how I was introduced

to Apple.

I had to go and get it from you

and retrieve it from you...

...because you had spent too much

money on my credit card.

It was the hardest thing I ever did.

I had to go and retrieve the computer

from my own son.

Yeah, it was pretty hard, man.

It was not easy.

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