Apple Celebrates 30 Years of Mac with Video, Web Tribute

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs wasn't ever one to look back, but that hasn't stopped the company from creating a tribute to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer. The Apple website home page currently sports a happy birthday message, and includes a link to a mini site with a video tribute to the Mac along with a timeline highlighting various models of the computer.

Apple introduced the Mac in 1984, and has continued to inspire users for 30 years with the promise to take the power of technology from a few "and put [it] in the hands of everyone" to change the world.

Apple gives the Mac a special 30th anniversary Web pageApple gives the Mac a special 30th anniversary Web page

The tribute mini site also includes a poll where visitors can say which Mac was their first, and how they used it. So far the 512K Mac from 1984 is the most popular, and most people used their first Mac for school. Other popular first Macs include the Macintosh SE from 1987, the Macintosh IIx from 1988, and the 2011 MacBook Pro.

Apple's already long running computer platform doesn't look like it's going away any time soon, although it will continue to evolve. The company's tribute site makes that clear, saying, "Today, we create, connect, share, and learn in ways that were unimaginable 30 years ago. Imagine what we can accomplish in the next 30 years."