"Say a big Happy Birthday to the Mac II, which was released twenty-five years ago," exclaims Jim Hamm. He goes on to reminisce, "If you bought one then with a color monitor, you'd have spent $7,100 — over $14,000 in today's dollars! Wonder who had enough money to buy a Mac II then? Heck, that was probably my annual salary back then. Zee would never have let me have a Mac then, let alone two (which I have now and, of course, really need)." Jim closes with a grin and a link to this article with photos of early Macs.