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Macintosh

Apple’s seminal product that revolutionised the computing industry by incorporating a GUI interface in the operating system. The first primitive Mac, produced in 1984, had the same basic elements now considered standard for all PCs—e.g., software formats like “pull-down” menus, “point-and-shoot” commands, and icons to represent files, programs and landmarks on the desktop, as well as hardware elements such as a mouse to navigate through the software and straightforward screen displays. Macs and modern PCs are “user friendly”, designed so that technologically unsophisticated consumers are able to use computers without the need to understand their internal workings.
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Every year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) publishes the results of its audit of Macintoshes in U.S.
Copywriters and clerical workers at CVR use word processors but after running a cost-benefit analysis, the question of investing in Macintoshes for designers was given the thumbs down.
The merchandising department of South Bend's Martin Supermarkets has been using Macintoshes for just the past two months, according to Dawn Kuhn, an advertising assistant with the company.
The company works with publications such as the Indianapolis Business Journal, Indianapolis Weekly Update and Indiana Business magazine, all of which first design their publications on Macintoshes.
Partners Richard Uphus and Rick Spilly say that Macintoshes work especially well for publications.
NUVO News, a new weekly general-interest newspaper in Indianapolis, also uses Macintoshes for all its design and word processing needs.
At Stanford University, hundreds of Macintoshes in librries, dorms and academic departments are connected to the campuswide SUNet TCP/IP computer network via Kinetics bridges (really hybrid bridge/routers).
A recent listing in Connections--The Newsletter for Networking Macintoshes identified more than 80 "Mac Networking Products," from hardware interfaces and connectors to bridges, file servers, mail programs, print spoolers, file translators and multi-user databases.
Administrative Computing now has 34 Macintoshes installed on an AppleTalk network that includes LaserWriters and AppleShare.
At the loan period's end, most offices have purchased the original and additional equipment to continue use of Macintoshes in support of their missions.
There are now approximately 5,000 Macintoshes on campus.
Many administrative units--including those serving the senior administration, colleges and academic departments--make widespread use of Macintoshes to support tasks that include word processing, desktop publishing, presentation preparation and general spreadsheet calculations.