Over the past couple of weeks, we have been busy beacon-enabling Macworld/iWorld 2014 and creating a scavenger hunt for the show to demonstrate iBeacon technology. The scavenger hunt goal is to identify specific Mac models based on hints that only appear when you are near one of our Bleu Station beacons.

To make it more fun and to celebrate the 30 years of the Mac, we created some displays that show all the different case types through the 30 year history. We had a great time assembling the photographs and descriptions, and had some great discussions (arguments?) over such important topics such as “Is an Xserve a Mac?” and “Should the Macintosh XL come before or after the first Mac?” If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen (or been part) of this discussion.

Once we collected all this data for the game and for the signs, I played around with it a bit. I thought it would be fun to put it into timeline format using the awesome app Timeline 3D. I asked my brother to do the audio (he is a sound engineer for TV, video games and film), and I think we came up with something pretty neat. Check it out and leave a comment or share a Mac story. I think of something new every time I watch it.

–tim