The Mac is 26 years old (as of January 24th).
Read more about the Macintosh and its history at: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/24/happy-26th-birthday-mac/
and here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/22/technology/20090122_JOBS.html?ref=technology
Or watch a couple short youtube videos on the history of the Macintosh here: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/18/found-footage-the-story-of-macintosh/
Stay tuned for more history as Apple prepares to introduce new products this Wednesday and if rumors are true, might have a major impact on education.