Apple launched the Macintosh personal computer on 24th January 1984. The computer was introduced via an advertisement directed by Ridley Scott and aired during Super Bowl XVIII a couple of days before. Macintosh was the first consumer computer to popularise the graphical user interface and the computer mouse.
Hard disk storage capacities have been increasing over the years. The world's first hard disk, IBM 350 Disk File, could store 5MB of data was announced on 4th September 1956. The first 1TB drive appeared 51 years later in 2007. It took just a couple of years to double the capacity and the first 2GB drive came into the market in 2009. [more...]