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On this day - 1984 - launch of the Apple Macintosh personal computer

Here's a treat for the tech-heads, the original selling guide for the Mac!

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The whole document is here.

128K - imagine the boost when you got a 512K machine!  My website comes to you from a centimetre thick Mac Notebook via wifi from anywhere in the world with speed and memory so great they've long ceased to be marketing features.

It's 30 years ago this year that Squad 7/86 graduated from the Victoria Police Academy.   I went to work at Collingwood Police Station with Facit manual typewriters, carbon paper, big leather-bound registers for prisoners and charges laid, no fax machine, no photocopier and a brand new thing called a VDU where we could send off requests for rego checks and wait while someone at the other end read the request, looked up the info, typed it in and sent it back to us. 

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