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icemanjc 11-20-2005 11:56 AM

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

yogi 11-20-2005 12:14 PM

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?

icemanjc 11-20-2005 12:16 PM

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

Chariots of Fire

lil 11-20-2005 01:18 PM

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

icemanjc 11-20-2005 01:52 PM

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

yogi 11-20-2005 03:42 PM

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...

Meyvn 11-20-2005 08:12 PM

Did you guys know it was Ridley Scott that directed the ad?

rs2sensen 11-20-2005 09:51 PM

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.

rs2sensen 11-20-2005 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meyvn
Did you guys know it was Ridley Scott that directed the ad?

yeah, for Chiat/Day, right?

icemanjc 11-24-2005 08:36 AM

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

lil 11-24-2005 09:35 AM

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

lil 11-24-2005 09:39 AM

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

rs2sensen 11-24-2005 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by icemanjc
doesnt work

crap, it worked when I posted it, but they must have pulled it down recently after.

Audio.Trench 11-25-2005 01:02 AM

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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