These are the two most interesting tweets about the Macintosh Performa … maybe ever.
Think it’s possible that the Macintosh Performa name was a portmanteau of performance and the Latin “pro forma?” I never made this connection before. pic.twitter.com/QJlC9q2owa
— Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) July 18, 2021
The Performa debuted three years after Andy spun out with General Magic, and he wouldn’t have been involved in hardware product line naming anyway. “Performa” was intended to evoke performance, both computational and artistic. The Latin phrase had nothing to do with it.
— Chris Espinosa (@cdespinosa) July 18, 2021