Apple Made A Desk??

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Snazzy Labs

23 өдрийн өмнө

Snazzy Labs talks about one of the lesser-known Mac accessories: the MacTable. Released in 1984 alongside the 128K Macintosh, it has a longer and more storied history than you might expect.
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The original Macintosh released in 1984 changed the world. It was the first computer to bring a GUI, mouse, and windowing system to the mass market. Sure, machines from Xerox and others existed before-in classic Apple fashion, nothing they created was novel. But it was polished, it was targeted at "normal people" rather than tech enthusiasts that had previously dominated the home computer sales market and it was designed "right." It wasn't resorted to the basement dweller's lair, rather at the centerpiece of the home. As one might expect, accessories for the device became very numerous and in 1984, the MacTable was released. Partial drawing table, partial computer desk, partial... well, who knows what the heck it was for? Designed by famous industrial designer Jacob Jensen of Bang & Olufsen fame, it isn't just your average desk. Let's take a look at it in 2021. #Macintosh #RetroTech #IndustrialDesign

Matthew Pearce
Matthew Pearce 22 өдрийн өмнө
It's rare for me to see an Apple history video about something I don't know about. Great job dude.
ricky v
ricky v 18 өдрийн өмнө
@Felix Vetter Quinn is always legit.
Felix Vetter
Felix Vetter 18 өдрийн өмнө
Usually these kind of videos are click bait. but this was actually legit. damn
Zahed Chowdhury
Zahed Chowdhury 20 өдрийн өмнө
@Charlie M that apple camera video still sticks in my head many years later
ricky v
ricky v 20 өдрийн өмнө
@Chris Waldrip Those were a very niche product. I would have liked one as a toy. 😂
Charlie M
Charlie M 20 өдрийн өмнө
Glad to see you're still hanging around, Matt! I watched your videos when I was younger.
Manuel Hernandez
Manuel Hernandez Өдрийн өмнө
Didn’t Jony Ives auction off a desk he designed?
Nemanja Todorovic
Nemanja Todorovic Өдрийн өмнө
Tens of millions of the dum fan boys :D
Liam Patrick
Liam Patrick 2 өдрийн өмнө
they have gone mad
Beauregard Slim
Beauregard Slim 3 өдрийн өмнө
Phillips Lee
Phillips Lee 4 өдрийн өмнө
What in earth is going on with the subtitles. But a minor point to a fantastic video otherwise. Didn’t think I’d be so captivated watching a relatively.. uninspired second revision of a table
Bojan Knezevic
Bojan Knezevic 5 өдрийн өмнө
This channel is loosing its purpose. Quinn You did not start MNdown Chanel to earn money, get views. Instead of pushing yourself to post video every week , take a time and post something you're passionate about
TinyWorkshop Design
TinyWorkshop Design 5 өдрийн өмнө
so many scams from Denmark :D
Sergio Diaz
Sergio Diaz 5 өдрийн өмнө
and Ikea desks are made of glued dust or glued honeycomb paper, not solid wood.
Austin White
Austin White 6 өдрийн өмнө
I had the ScabCo one of these for years
Reed Harston
Reed Harston 8 өдрийн өмнө
Wow, I'd never heard of this desk. Interesting find! My favorite Macintosh accessory I can think of off the top of my head is Apple's (90's?) display with audio and ADB ports on it so you could leave everything plugged in to it and only had one cable to computer. Then they made a newer one for the G4 with a newer DVI based connector that even powered the display to cut the cable count to the monitor down to only one. They followed that with a pair of flat screen LCD displays that were much easier to power over that cable, but I have to say I really love the look of the original CRT version. It has a flat glass panel and the back is clear, showing off the gorgeous black parts inside. This was years before glass side panels became a thing in PC cases, and this was the display, not the computer. It looks great. Going back to the first display, I believe it was common at the time for Macs to have a plug on the power supply to plug another device in to pass through the wall connection to the second device using a special power cable. (The cable had both a female and male version of the standard plug, one on each end.) So in a sense the first display could get power 'from' the computer as well, just using a second cable. And then Apple made the more recent Thunderbolt Display that turns things around by adding a MagSafe connector to power your laptop instead of letting the computer power the display. Interesting to see how trends have changed designs, but underneath it all Apple has really been pushing for many of the same things in the user experience for decades.
Christian Luczejko
Christian Luczejko 8 өдрийн өмнө
11:09 come again?
Raymond Lo
Raymond Lo 10 өдрийн өмнө
Yes, and they also made a desk, top
soberhippie 10 өдрийн өмнө
7:24 I would have that even now. But then again, I really like the white translucent polycarbonate iMacs
JOSEPH 10 өдрийн өмнө
As somebody who likes to draw at 30 degrees, this is coming close to something i could use. I don't need the whole table to be at an angle, i want certain sections to stay flat and certain sections to actually change. At least the concept is there.
Amir K
Amir K 12 өдрийн өмнө
Great story, I loved it!
whiteandnerdytuba 12 өдрийн өмнө
Apple is more successful than ever but the word “pc” means windows
Poison Empress
Poison Empress 13 өдрийн өмнө
I didn't know this thing existed and I kind of like it... in that old school desk kind of way. Wouldn't give up my modern desk for it on the day to day usage but would still get one if I found one.
Jay Kerr
Jay Kerr 13 өдрийн өмнө
This is so awesome!
Ismail Gadallah
Ismail Gadallah 13 өдрийн өмнө
Omak Macintosh. Gottem
dgpx84 14 өдрийн өмнө
i hereby engage with this content. in the name of the algorithm, amen
Friday13th fan
Friday13th fan 14 өдрийн өмнө
If they made this today it would cost $9K with an option to add casters for another $2000.
Anuar Casab
Anuar Casab 15 өдрийн өмнө
I’m an Industrial Designer and an all time technology fan, you have no idea how much I enjoyed this video! Thanks @SnazzyLabs !
Henrik Petersson
Henrik Petersson 15 өдрийн өмнө
Hey, happy to hear that my very scandinavian 90 degree feet finally got a mention!
Jake Johnson
Jake Johnson 15 өдрийн өмнө
Wait guys... i think the beard is coming back!
K Ken
K Ken 15 өдрийн өмнө
good vid~ history documentary
Kirk Eby
Kirk Eby 15 өдрийн өмнө
Solid beard bro
Hybrid 15 өдрийн өмнө
Apple in 2022: MacHammer
Daniel Zonozi
Daniel Zonozi 16 өдрийн өмнө
maybe I´m saying this because it´s getting late... or because I´m from Denmark... or because I´m tired of tech channels posting the same video topics over and over.. but I´d like to say thank you for a surprisingly original video ... I believe this is my first comment on YT in years
River Rumley
River Rumley 16 өдрийн өмнө
you make good content keep going
TejTec 16 өдрийн өмнө
Quinn, you’d make a great investigator
Mohamed Ezawi
Mohamed Ezawi 16 өдрийн өмнө
My dream is coming true. Quinn is growing the beard back. Please.
Irti 16 өдрийн өмнө
Someone watches DankPods - dollary-doos!
hi 17 өдрийн өмнө
You're captain disillusion without the disguise, I know it
Linus w
Linus w 17 өдрийн өмнө
I like that theres a random ampex quadruplex video tape in the back of the set
Jordan Fish
Jordan Fish 17 өдрийн өмнө
Nice Model F!
Levi Johansen
Levi Johansen 17 өдрийн өмнө
That intro.... the 1984 Mac was not successful, and it’s impact is entirely imaginary
Snazzy Labs
Snazzy Labs 16 өдрийн өмнө
I didn’t say it was successful. I said it was the first successful mass-market machine WITH a GUI and mouse. And that is true. Even if it didn’t sell in great quantities.
JTK GAMING 17 өдрийн өмнө
Calls poeple out for saying the desk is made by Apple . puts a apple logo on it in the thumb nail lol
Edward F
Edward F 17 өдрийн өмнө
Nice discussion about wood.
Nicholas Tesluk
Nicholas Tesluk 18 өдрийн өмнө
This was great! As others, I had never heard of the Mac table either so thanks for this history lesson!
Anders Mussegaard
Anders Mussegaard 18 өдрийн өмнө
As a dane I watched your video on the MacTable with great interest. But you got some facts wrong. I actually did some research on this in the danish media and business archives. If you look in the danish company register you will see that Søren Storm was only a board member in the company from 1986 to 1987: I did some further research and found the designer Derek Howard Dennis. He is a real person from Denmark, but unfortunately is passed away now. I talked with his son on the phone for 5 minutes and he did verify that his father was responsible for the design, but only a few prototypes was made according to his memory. Jacob Jensen did not have anything to do with the design. I mentioned the US market, but he did not seem to know about that. My educated guess is that Søren Storm was a US sales representative. Hope you can use this bit of information.
whiteandnerdytuba 18 өдрийн өмнө
Jesus you need to shave that high school patchy "beard"
whiteandnerdytuba 16 өдрийн өмнө
@Snazzy Labs mustang is what I had in high school, you were probably there with the same beard
Snazzy Labs
Snazzy Labs 16 өдрийн өмнө
You need to be interested in better cars.
imRetarded 18 өдрийн өмнө
Fabfour Dub
Fabfour Dub 18 өдрийн өмнө
Yeah the first mouse, that got dirty so fast.... that was the great time !
Jimmy Careful
Jimmy Careful 18 өдрийн өмнө
You missed lead me with this video
jmzr65 19 өдрийн өмнө
“NINE-HUNDRED dollarydoos!” Dig the low key Simpsons reference.
Brandon Bem
Brandon Bem 19 өдрийн өмнө
It's something I've never thought about until this moment, but I really like the idea of a desk being custom made for a particular computer. Wait, now that I'm thinking about it, I hate it! I'm confused.
Hi-Fi Insider
Hi-Fi Insider 19 өдрийн өмнө
nice work / music desk
Adolfo Castro
Adolfo Castro 19 өдрийн өмнө
I worked for the general contractor who built the NYC Subway store. he told me those huge tables in Apple stores cost like $10,000 and apple super picky if they have even one defect. Which is ridiculous because after one day of being open those imperfections are nothing compared to what the public does to them.
Bill 19 өдрийн өмнө
What a neat desk! I'd love to see a modern equivalent!
Agent EagleT
Agent EagleT 19 өдрийн өмнө
A what
Jason Lowton
Jason Lowton 19 өдрийн өмнө
Dude quarantine is starting to show in ur cheeks... Great history lesson though
ThePeddle 19 өдрийн өмнө
"Tens of millions of dumb little fanboys..just kiddin" wink wink....
Tom Pike
Tom Pike 19 өдрийн өмнө
It would be really cool to have a new version of this. It could incorporate wireless charging and pairing so that I can set my iPhone, magic keyboard and mouse on the desk to automatically pair to the Mac and charge. It could also be a standing desk that connects to iPhone via HomeKit to control the height and set memory settings.
Robert P
Robert P 19 өдрийн өмнө
You’ll be able to build a PC with one of those tables.
Tarun sankar Perumal
Tarun sankar Perumal 19 өдрийн өмнө
ScanCo? More like ScamCo
An Unseen Ruler
An Unseen Ruler 19 өдрийн өмнө
“We called a guy in Denmark named Jacob Jenson and he gave us the thumbs up.”
Sean C.
Sean C. 19 өдрийн өмнө
The easiest way to tell if it's a real apple Mac table, just look for the $699 wheels
Oziphanto 19 өдрийн өмнө
The Mac sold well? What? It was called the biggest seller of Apple IIs as people would see the ad, go into the store balk at the price and buy an Apple II. The Apple II wasn't a good seller either. If you have not read 'Sophistication and Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II' I would recommend it. It starts off drinking the cool-aid and avoids the hard truths but in the later chapters it just has to face the hard facts.
Harrison Borbarrison
Harrison Borbarrison 19 өдрийн өмнө
2:46 sKUzii
LetsStarYB 19 өдрийн өмнө
Legs sold separate
Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle 19 өдрийн өмнө
Return of the Beard: The Beginning
Ayaan K
Ayaan K 19 өдрийн өмнө
Legs sold separately.
fire surfer
fire surfer 19 өдрийн өмнө
Uh... "rollable coasters?"
shadoe 19 өдрийн өмнө
my thoughts: Apple made a desk?... Apple? Buying it.
Rafe TV Gaming
Rafe TV Gaming 19 өдрийн өмнө
if apple did make a desk you will pay 200$ for more storage and it will not com with the leggs u get them separately
A AROY 19 өдрийн өмнө
I like the beard.
johonew 19 өдрийн өмнө
Love this story...and love my MacTable (version 2)...which I still have and use...over 30 years after my darling wife bought it for me! We have quite a bit of Danish teak furniture, and she thought it would go well with the rest of the furniture we had. I have used it in a variety of configurations, all dependent upon the size of my Macintosh, but it is truly a great piece of furniture!
Il Italiano
Il Italiano 19 өдрийн өмнө
They didn’t just made a desk. They’ve created the Desktop!
Michael Cowles
Michael Cowles 19 өдрийн өмнө
this was a fun video, thanks snazzmazter
DJordydj 19 өдрийн өмнө
I guess it's been an editing error but from 1:41 there's no backgrounf music and it just stops.
joshmlp 19 өдрийн өмнө
Hey Quin, long time viewer here (from before you went and learned Spanish) and I don't normally comment but this was truly a great video and i needed to say that. You had me captivated throughout the whole video and it was just about a table. You have made a couple videos like this and I think your on to something here. I think you could make a series with videos like this one and the Zune video and make a series about other forgotten things that have been lost to time but are deeply rooted with their time and place. Its the context tying in the whole story that make this such a great story to tell. I think the scoop could be quite large and aslong as it ties into how some kind of tech sculpted history i think it would be a good time. Building on this you could go decade to decade and tell history through tech. Just give it a snazzy name and I think your set. Anyways keep up the great work! P.S I like watches and would love to see you go full on Watchfinder & Co....
Snazzy Labs
Snazzy Labs 19 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks dude!! I’ll keep that in mind. :) cheers!!
smakusdod 19 өдрийн өмнө
These are the videos I come here for. Good job Snazzy.
Krishna R
Krishna R 19 өдрийн өмнө
Finally, back on track to doing what you do the best. Thank you, Snazzy
Philipp Schwabedal
Philipp Schwabedal 20 өдрийн өмнө
I thought you'd talk about the tables inside the apple stores too... they perfectly represent the minimalism imho Great videos ! Big Fan!
Dragonoid 20 өдрийн өмнө
E.J. Bertel
E.J. Bertel 20 өдрийн өмнө
Even before the video was over I did a search on IKEA...
I want one. A lot. Preferably not with the 80s oak cabinet trim. But I want one. Really good video, sir.
Snazzy Labs
Snazzy Labs 19 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks, man! I’m keeping my eyes around for a gen 1. They’re awesome!
costafilh0 20 өдрийн өмнө
Hobo youtuber trend spotted!
8xsolution 20 өдрийн өмнө
you look very healthy mashallah
Ibrahim Chehab
Ibrahim Chehab 20 өдрийн өмнө
Bearded Quinn > Regular Quinn
Eli 20 өдрийн өмнө
Well, Hello Wo- *cough* Linus!
D.G. Hecei
D.G. Hecei 20 өдрийн өмнө
Awesome job! This is now one of my favorite Mac history videos. Keep them coming! I didn't get my first Mac until 1990, but I remember the ads in MacWorld for this desk. I really think you should do videos like this one more often.
Snazzy Labs
Snazzy Labs 20 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks man!
Ukasa 20 өдрийн өмнө
Best video I've seen this month!
Snazzy Labs
Snazzy Labs 20 өдрийн өмнө
Tech Aisle
Tech Aisle 20 өдрийн өмнө
Quinn, please make more of videos like these! These unheard, yet interesting things
Danny Spivak
Danny Spivak 20 өдрийн өмнө
Love your videos.
oh 20 өдрийн өмнө
Tomgamez 20 өдрийн өмнө
Let's hope the screws are ok
Ali B
Ali B 20 өдрийн өмнө
What happened to your voice? It sounds different, it is like you are being dubbed by someone else.
Snazzy Labs
Snazzy Labs 20 өдрийн өмнө
I have a cold 😂
Krunoslav Šokić
Krunoslav Šokić 20 өдрийн өмнө
... 8:50 - angled panel on the left is obviously for coffee...;P
Jandoeseverything DE
Jandoeseverything DE 20 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks Quinn now I want one..🤦🏼‍♂️
Daniels_Adventure_ 20 өдрийн өмнө
On 2:46 sounds like he stepped on a baby hahahahah 🤣
pavlebn 20 өдрийн өмнө
My man really made a 13 min video about a DESK and managed to make it interesting
The Shadow Man
The Shadow Man 20 өдрийн өмнө
Macs are currently at their low point. Unserviceable, everything glued / soldered together garbage.
Barlas Sahinoglu
Barlas Sahinoglu 20 өдрийн өмнө
Did I just watch a 13 minute video about a table? Yes, yes I did! Did I really enjoy it and would love a part 2? YES, yes I would!
Philipp Nordhoff
Philipp Nordhoff 20 өдрийн өмнө
Does somebody know which super cool mac is shown at 7:25 ? I did not know that model!
Adam Hammack
Adam Hammack 20 өдрийн өмнө
We had a Mac 512k growing up. I truly wish it'd survived, but it died in storage during Hurricane Katrina... :(
Gavin 20 өдрийн өмнө
really looking forward to a review of that F77
Everything Else
Everything Else 20 өдрийн өмнө
It would make for a pretty good drafting table for sure!! lol
Patric Melander
Patric Melander 20 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you very much for a interesting little bit of apple history 😊
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