Steve Jobs Unveils Mac at Boston Computer Society, Unseen Since 1984

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It’s January, 1984. Steve Jobs, nattily attired in a double-breasted suit, is demonstrating Apple’s breakthrough personal computer, Macintosh, before a packed room. He speaks alarmingly of a future controlled by IBM, and shows a dystopian commercial based on that theme. He says that the Mac is “insanely great” and plucks the diminutive machine from a bag; it talks for itself. Screens of a graphical user interface — something few people had seen at the time — swoop by. The theme from Chariots of Fire swells. Jobs beams, as only he could.

Schon witzig, wie sich Apple damals als Retter vor einer Welt voller IBM-PCs sah. Jobs nahm die PCs bei der Vorstellung des Macintosh ganz schön auf die Schippe.