24 years ago today the public could, for the first time, buy themselves a Macintosh computer. This little computer, which cost $2500, changed the way people interact with machines on a very real level. It is also the reason that TUAW exists. Without the Macintosh 128k there would be no TUAW, no Mac, and (most likely) no Apple.
Sound off in the comments if you bought one of those first Macs and share your story of how it impacted your life.
Thanks to everyone who reminded us about this.