The "new Mac," circa 1984

This is pretty cool:

Rich Rice posted a link to this movie of Steve Jobs presenting the first Macintosh computer in 1984 to the tech-rhet mailing list. The “previously lost” video is the work of Scott Knaster, who has this interesting blog about hacks to iTunes and the iPod.

Two quick thoughts after viewing this:

  • It’s pretty funny/amusing to see people wildly enthusiastic for a machine that, by today’s standards, doesn’t really do anything. Makes me wonder what some computer geek 20 years from now is going to think of this quaint thing I’m typing on right now.
  • Back then, Steve Jobs looked a heck of a lot like ex CNN neocon pundit/non-friend of John Stewart Carson Tucker. Take a look and see what I mean.

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