Mac 512, Signed

January 3, 2018

Question from Susan

My first Mac (which still works) was a 512 “Enhanced” with all the signatures inside. Can you tell me more about this model? Thank You, Susan


Steve Jobs felt that the early Mac should be very closed to have good control over what it was and did. But that left oversights like memory expansion. So the 128K ‘first’ Mac had to soon be replaced by the 512K model (as RAM prices dropped).

The original Macs had the signatures inside. It’s pretty cool. Despite the fact that my plane crash had taken me out of Apple and through college and into promoting rock concerts, many of the Mac team felt that they’d been so influenced by me that they included me among the signaturees.