Monday, January 26, 2009

25 Years Ago Today...Steve Jobs Unveils the Mac


Thanks to this video from techcrunch.com, we can see history first-hand. Twenty five years ago today, on January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs gave the first on-stage demonstration of the Macintosh computer to a packed auditorium. The technology was much different then, but it was the same Steve Jobs: a masterful showman able to make the latest jumble of electronics seem like it was capable of magic.

What's also notable in the video are the huge audience reactions, ranging from applause to screams of delight and surprise, as if they were in a Sting concert. Makes you realize how far we have come in the life of technology, and kinda makes you wonder where we will be at 25 years from now. Will Twitter and Facebook be obsolete? And what about YouTube?

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