Xerox invented some of the most significant innovations in commuter history like the mouse and the GUI. Apple Computer (as it used to be called) then fine tuned these technologies with a flair for creating user friendly productivity orientated computers and came up with something truly revolutionary; the Mac. Released in 1984 the Apple Mac really did establish a new path for computers which every piece of technology since has followed.
Here are a couple of great videos about the early days of the Mac that graphic designers around at the time will particularly enjoy.
from Andrew Brett Watson.com