From Manhattan with love: Mac computer museum opens in Kyiv

Last month MacPaw, a Kyiv (Kiev)-based company that develop software products for Mac users, announced the launch of a one-of-a-kind exhibition of Apple hardware at its office last month.

The collection features 40 Mac computers from each generation which not so long ago belonged to a legendary Manhattan-based repair shop Tekserve. The shop used to be so famous that it was even featured in the series “Sex and the City” as an illustration of the Manhattan lifestyle.

“Among the jewels of the collection are a 128K Macintosh signed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, a NeXTcube, an Apple Lisa and the first keyboard of Oleksandr Kosovan, with which MacPaw was started,” commented Julia Petryk, MacPaw’s PR manager.

In addition to Tekserve’s legacy, the Kyiv Mac computer museum displays iPhones from each generation from the very start as well as a collection of “Think Different” posters and Apple design books.

Oleksandr Kosovan, MacPaw’s CEO and founder, is a big fan of Macintosh gadgets. He was the first student at his alma mater Kyiv Polytechnic Institute to take lecture notes on his Macbook. When the news about the shutter of the famous shop reached his ears, he decided to secretly buy Tekserve’s collection on auction to preserve it for the future generations.

Now the museum can be visited for free.

MacPaw claims to serve more than five million customers worldwide. Earlier this year the company released an “unstore alternative to Apple’s Mac App Store.”  ..

Topics: Hardware & Electronics, International, Kyiv, News, Regions
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