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Steve Wozniak and Andy Hertzfeld 1985

Steve Wozniak (left) and Andy Hertzfeld meet an Apple users group in New Zealand in 1985.

Macintosh user groups (MUGs) are groups of Macintosh computer users that are typically organized regionally. They allow users to gather locally to share news and tips. Sometimes representatives from Apple may give demonstrations.


Established in 1975, the Homebrew Computer Club is credited by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak with inspiring him to design the Apple I computer.[1] Two other early groups that were associated with the rise of the Macintosh are the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group and the Boston Computer Society. Apple Computer established an Apple User Group program to support Macintosh user groups.[2]

Regional groups[]

Important MUGs around the world include:


  1. Wozniak, Steve. "iWoz", W.W. Norton & Company, p. 150. “After my first meeting, I started designing the computer that would later be known as the Apple I. It was that inspiring.” 
  2. The Story Of Ellen Leanse, Apple’s First User Evangelist by David Spinks, The Community Manager. 2014-01-14. Archived 2014-01-15.

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