Berkeley & BMUG played a big role in the early days of the Macintosh,
perhaps some of you will be interested in this event:
December 21, 2013
For Immediate Release
MACINTOSH’s 30th Anniversary Jan 25, 2014 Flint Center 6:00 pm Doors
7:00 pm Show
In honor of the original Macintosh Development Team, All Planet
Studios, the Computer History Museum and Macworld/iWorld announce a
celebration of the 30 year anniversary of the Macintosh.
On January 24, 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh personal computer.
The event, immortalized by Steve Jobs’ presentation and Ridley Scott’s
legendary “1984” television commercial, propelled this insanely great
little machine into the limelight and forever changed the world.
On January 25, 2014 the public is invited to celebrate and acknowledge
the extended team whose efforts popularized the graphical user
interface and WYSIWYG software and defined computing for the rest of
The event will be held at the beautifully appointed Flint Center in
Cupertino, CA, a few miles from the Apple campus, in the renovated
2,300 seat auditorium where Steve Jobs introduced the Mac.
As the Mac turns thirty next month, we hope you will join us. In a
series of panel discussions, members of the original team will share
memories about the conception, birth and coming of age of the Apple
Macintosh. Previously unreleased video will recreate those early days.
And Ridley Scott will participate regarding the iconic '1984'
commercial conceived by Steve Hayden, Brent Thomas and Lee Clow. Stage
events, testimonials and surprise guests will offer a treasure trove
of recollections about the era.
In some of the evening’s highlights, Mike Markkula will be part of a
presentation acknowledging the unsung heroes of the computer
revolution—the original Mac team. Currently there are 7 of the 10
single digit original Apple Employees confirmed and over 17 double
digit badge numbers. Daniel Kottke is one of the main hosts. Daniel,
together with author Steven Levy, Randy Wigginton, George Crow, Rod
Holt, Larry Tesler, Bill Fernandez, Bruce Horn, Ron Nicholson, Larry
Kenyon, Jerry Manock, Donn Denman, Bill Bull, Martin Haeberli, Bryan
Stearns, Bob Belleville, David Beaver, Sam Lyall, Carolyn Rose, Joe
Sheldon, Debi Coleman, Brian Robertson, Pamela Wyman and many other
original team members comprising the panels and telling their stories.
Some small number of these folks came to the precursor event in
September 2013, which can be seen at this link:
This is an unprecedented evening of remembering the stories, events
and actions that led up to the shipping of the first Macintosh
The event will be capped by a musical performance by The Macworld All
Star Band, featuring Chris Breen, Bryan Chaffin, Dave Hamilton, Paul
Kent, Chuck La Tournous, Duane Straub, and Bob LeVitus.
Profits from the event will be donated to charities dedicated to
promoting computer and Internet literacy.
For further information, including interviews, contact Daniel or
Robbie at [hidden email].
On the Web: http://www.mac30th.com/
Follow this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/mac.thirtieth?fref=ts
Acct name: @Mac30th
Friends & Fans should send Photos and testimonials to:
Upper Bancroft Support Team Supervisor
Mac Skill Role Lead
Campus Shared Services IT
To submit a service request, please go to
or call 664-9000, options 1, 4, 2
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