Macintosh revealed! February 1984 issue of Apple User up for sale

Xavier Verhoeven
13 October, 2010
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Are you hankering for the good ol’ days? Nostalgic for simpler times – before Apple became the multimedia giant that it is today? Do you miss beige computers with multicoloured Apple logos? If you’d prefer to reminisce about the release of the original Mac (way back in 1984) than marvel at the power of today’s Mac Pros, then it’s your lucky day – so long as you’ve got $1984 to spend on a 26 year old magazine.

Melbourne eBay seller computerchange has a mint condition copy of the February 1984 issue of Apple User magazine up for sale, published just after the very first Mac was announced to the world.

“We take a close look at what promises to be the big computer sensation of 1984″ reads the cover, along with the promise of a review of the DOS 3.3 successor. The magazine also ‘features’ a sticker with the actual issue (February 1984) covering the erroneous January 1984 label – the editors must have been too busy lusting over the new Mac to notice that one.

But wait, that’s not all! You’ll also receive the actual January issue (featuring no mention of the Mac) and the March 1984 issue – with the enticing article ‘Play 20 Questions and Noughts & Crosses’ – to round out this rare historical collection.

As of writing, there are zero bids, so you might be able to snag the mags for less than the ‘buy it now’ price of $1984. The auction ends around 5pm on 17 October.

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