Dan Gillmor: Mac and AT&T break-up, 20 years old this month

Dan Gillmor’s eJournal: How the Mac and AT&T Breakup Ultimately Converged. “They were seemingly unconnected events, two decades ago this month: the launch of the Apple Macintosh computer and the formal breakup of communications giant AT&T. As it turned out, they were Big Bangs in universes that have ended up converging — computing and communications — and their impact still reverberates today.”

If Apple ceased to exist, the technology world would be poorer in ways that mere money can’t measure… Sadly, in a way, the same can no longer be said for AT&T.

The anniversary of the Mac might be best observed on January 24, the date of the incredible ‘1984’ Super Bowl commercial, described and viewable here.

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