Steve Jobs In 1984: This Was Epic

Submitted by: PUDDING1961 5 years ago in Tech

Young Steve and his hair introduces the Mac. You were probably still crapping your nappies.
There are 67 comments:
Male 868
@ netro- take off you hoser- you are misinformed, calling it a recycle bin instead of a trash can- yeah - nothing alike at all... Do me a favor, go say hi to your mom, you might not recognize her because I shaved her back!
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Male 139
@rogue_knight ..I hope you know that Steve Jobbs `stole` the ideas for his computer from Xerox. So how about you thank them if anything..
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Male 139
@rogue_knight you`re an idiot man, a f*cking idiot. For one, they worked together so it was both of theirs. Two, PC and MACS are very different and, assuming that, probably lead to creative differences which is why Gates went his own way. The two are friends, there was no `stealing` from anyone.
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Male 52
Well, he certainly knows how to put on a show. I seriously doubt that`s a stock Mac showing that presentation, though. If it is, they must have done some hardcore jury-rigging.
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Female 446
i was...negetive nine years old.
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Male 868
For all of you using a Windows OS you should bow down before Apple and thank them for concept that Gates stole from Steve Jobs. Or go back to DOS and type format c: and shut the F up ... before you rip on Apple.
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Male 29
Wow...possible the biggest/earliest circlejerk ever known!
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Male 269
I was 16 in 1984, so if people were that easily impressed back then, how come I couldn`t get laid?
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Female 144
... this made me a little sick
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Male 35
no wonder this guy has such a sense of self.
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Male 58
And so the technological sheeple was born...and an empire based on the dumbing-down of the American population boomed. Too bad, as a species based on the evolution of invention, Apple continues to make humans FEEL smart, even though iUsers don`t know RAM from a ONE BUTTON mouse and pay twice what they should for something that can only do half of what it could.
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Male 47
Epic.
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Female 414
i couldn`t even watch it half way through because of the noise... which is why I hated those old machines. high pitched noises kill my ears
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Male 25,416
Now lets see how bill gates did it, is it my imagination or does Steve Jobs then look like Luke Wilson
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Female 150
damn steve jobs, you fine.
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Male 49
what would it take now to impress us as much as that did then?
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Male 5,413
Cool.
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Male 3,612
thats when they called it a PC
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Female 1,803
I was in college when these came out. The study room in the Chemical Engineering building got two of them and the rest of the computer room had pcs with WordPerfect and other basic text-only programs (I`m talking pcs that were pre-Windows then). They had to start a sign-up sheet for the macs because that was all anybody wanted to use. We got an hour at a time. Did all my reports on those macs from then on. You rarely saw people at the pcs once the macs showed up. Was forced to go back to a pc for a few years when I worked for companies less progressive but had one when I worked for P&G and now that I own my own business, I have a bunch. Thanks, Steve, Woz and crew!
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Male 2,553
Nope, seven years still `til I was born. ^^
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Male 10,440
Some things never change.

I did not exist when this happened.
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Male 322
i was 11 when that came out...
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Male 273
I was 1 year old when this came out, I rememer my dad working on a Macintosh Plus and later a Mac LC III with colors and a whooping 4mb of ram
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Male 4,807

We had these in school.
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Male 512
That bit about never trusting a computer you can`t lift was pretty funny, Jobs. Now go back to making annoying one-button mice.
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Male 3,285
@number43 Pc`s have come much further than macs.
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Female 1,682
Nope, I wasn`t even born yet.
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Male 759
It`s amazing to see how far we`ve come in just my lifetime.

Love all the cheers for having a 3.5" drive. 1.4mb of storage WOOOOO!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
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Male 530
It looks a lot like the first Iphones.
They didn`t have a front facing camera also.
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Male 1,595
I wasn`t thought of yet, but I bet my dad saw this going on.
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Male 575
In 1984 I was working in the Ministry of Truth while I was working on a diary. We had speakwriters, not Macintosh. Hooray for Ingsoc!
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Male 1,557
To those going on about it, "nappies" is short for napkins, because the old style ones were cloth etc. "diapers" is only used in the US and Canada I believe. Perhaps Mexico too?
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Male 197
Instead of some crap movie about facebook they should of made a movie about Steve Jobs, with practically no programming language background becoming one of the richest people in the world! I hope your watching this on your iPad 2 xD. Lol!
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Male 2,345
behold, the day that the most over-hyped, overpriced and nonperforming line of computers was made! Mr. Jobs, if anyone can say anything at all about you it is that you have made a career out of selling the mediocre and making people believe it is the impossible!
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Female 4,359
lol, it`s like cavemen vs aliens...
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Male 6,737
I actually was crapping my nappies, I was born 6 months before this was released.
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Male 950
the day the hipster was born
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Male 2,593
This was right before they threw Steve Jobs in the trash.
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Male 202
Your Sh*ttin me? Right ? Thats was real? has technology really upgraded that fast in 30 somethin years?
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Male 4,902
holy sh*t we`ve come a long way
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Female 12
Guess instead of big brother we got Mac
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Male 145
"Too bad for Steve that the Amiga was 100 times better than a Mac, and it was cheaper."

Haha, you`re 40-49 years old.
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Male 916
crapping my nappies? i`d been repairing computers for several years at that point and those bastards wouldn`t give us schematics... they were *proprietary*. jerks.

and really apple didn`t bring out the mac... the steves left apple, stealing their designs and used them to create their own computer - the macintosh (heh heh. what a great sense of humour they had.)(

it overpowered apple who prommptly got bough out by the steves and mac became their flagship computer.
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Male 4,004
Really Steve? A Bow tie?

What? Bow ties are cool!
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Male 58
Too bad for Steve that the Amiga was 100 times better than a Mac, and it was cheaper.
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Male 15,510
This is much better than nowdays crap
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Male 436
Why does text to speech still suck after nearly 30 years?
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Male 875
a standing ovation. lets see the iPad 2 do that
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Male 3,894
All these years, and he still toots his own horn as shamelessly as ever.

That takes some real dedication.
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Male 3,462
Not quite, Creabhain. The guy who invented the first GUI went to Windows first, but Windows said that no one would want that. Joke`s on Windows.
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Male 48
if feels kinda strange watching this on a PC but then again my apple 2e was the poo
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Male 2,598
well, its clear that he never `grew into` selling and presenting, he could capture an audience from day one. i almost want to buy one of them!
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Male 340
holy hair
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Male 535
@ruthless1990 who says "nappies"?

Oh, IDK, the UK, Australia, and Ireland to name a few...
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Male 347
I think it was in 1999 that I went to a computer show/flea market and saw these on sale for $1 each! The dude had about 10 of them spread out on blankets with various accessories for sale as well. He claimed they worked, and really, I didn`t doubt him--they just became that worthless.
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Male 17,512
This was the death knell to the Apple ][ series and the breaking of his promise of "Apple ][ forever".

This started a cycle of lies and new proprietary (and non-upgradeable) products that continues to this day. Steve Jobs is an assh*le, concerned more about profits than users, that is why Apple will always be a distant 2nd in the computer race.
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Male 2,592
Yet people were still buying 8088 XT`s at that time.. who still remembers the turbo button?
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Male 440
I remember using one of these in 1986. You have to remember that fonts were an amazing thing to have in those days. A GUI, mouse, graphics way ahead of anyone else, this was the machine to have. Sadly, the smugness was there from the beginning. Look at his face. Now I hate apple products other than iPod. Android all the way baby!
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Male 758
Lol @pudding, I see what you did there.
At least they post your submissions...mine get ignored.
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Female 446
Nappies? I didn`t write that..lol Also, here in my neck of the woods we call them diapers.

Probably because i`m an old Grandma Pudding fart, when ever i submit content, i always write crappy one liners. So the mods take pity on me and add a few words here and there.

Actually, i kinda like the (nappies) word, even if it is sh*tty. :D
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Male 178
An actual tech convention that`s not filled with hype, bright lights, and loud noises!
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Male 480
I`m still crapping your nappies...
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Male 552
OMG! I want one!
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Male 7,611
this was my first computer, albeit was a few years after its release and all i did was play mahjong.
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Male 2,033
Who the hell says `nappies` ?
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Female 3,001
crapping my nappies? i wasnt even born yet!
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Female 446
Link: Steve Jobs In 1984: This Was Epic [Rate Link] - Young Steve and his hair introduces the Mac. You were probably still crapping your nappies.
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