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    icemanjc
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    I Foud this ^^^^ and I hosted it on my webpage
    Apple 1984 Launch

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    Yeah it's a classic. We see that Jobs was a marketing genius even back then...

    By the way: What's the name of that popular theme that plays during the mac demo?

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    icemanjc
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi
    By the way: What's the name of that popular theme that plays during the mac demo?
    Chariots of Fire

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    lil
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    There is the whole 1984 Shareholdes Meeting video somewhere but it is a huge download.

    I watch it time to time to remind myself exactly what the Mac is about So the story goes, they made a very rough version of Vangelis' Chariots of Fire that played out on the Mac but it was not very good, so at the unveiling itself - it was played on a CD Player (yes, 1984 :flower

    Also make sure you see the 1984 if you have never seen it, it is regardless of it being Apple or Macintosh - the best advert ever made.

    Vicky

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    icemanjc
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil
    There is the whole 1984 Shareholdes Meeting video somewhere but it is a huge download.
    do you know were I can find that

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    The add with the fall of IBM and all: I never understood it, probably it's just behind my time or i missed the reference. To me it's just a huge mystery, the red lady running and those weitd WW2-looking guys ... it's scary...

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    Did you guys know it was Ridley Scott that directed the ad?
    'cause when it rains, you know it pours.

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    This site has other mac videos on it, including the shareholder meeting (the complete vid, it's called)
    http://www.mac-essentials.de/index.php/mac/14276/

    If you are interested in early apple history, I reccomend checking out Folklore.org, or getting a copy of the excellent book "Revolution in the Valley" by Andy Hertzfeld. I made a widget for the site a few months ago, and Andy, the author of the book and the site, who was also an original mac team member, was very helpful in answering emails I sent him with questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meyvn
    Did you guys know it was Ridley Scott that directed the ad?
    yeah, for Chiat/Day, right?

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    icemanjc
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    Quote Originally Posted by rs2sensen
    This site has other mac videos on it, including the shareholder meeting (the complete vid, it's called)
    http://www.mac-essentials.de/index.php/mac/14276/
    doesnt work

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    lil
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    http://www.industrial-technology-and...84complete.mov - 436MB

    Edit: appears to be down - maybe due to bandwidth limits. I'm sure it will be live again soon I hope.

    Vicky

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    lil
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi
    The add with the fall of IBM and all: I never understood it, probably it's just behind my time or i missed the reference. To me it's just a huge mystery, the red lady running and those weitd WW2-looking guys ... it's scary...
    Maybe I have missed the point but sure the reference is inferring IBM but it's more to do with George Orwell's seminal novel - 1984 and the reference to Big Brother.

    If you already have grasped that - then oops, sorry - would never want to patronise, but that book is the direct reference.

    A book you must read IMHO.

    Vicky

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemanjc
    doesnt work
    crap, it worked when I posted it, but they must have pulled it down recently after.

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    I have 4 segments of AVi videos of this if any one's interested, I could StuffIt/email it or send over MSN or whatever, punkr0x0r@gmail.com if you're interested.

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