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Date: 06/10/11 03:50 PM

67 Responses to Steve Jobs In 1984: This Was Epic

  1. Profile photo of PUDDING1961
    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
    446 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    Link: Steve Jobs In 1984: This Was Epic - Young Steve and his hair introduces the Mac. You were probably still crapping your nappies.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    crapping my nappies? i wasnt even born yet!
  3. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    Who the hell says `nappies` ?
  4. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    this was my first computer, albeit was a few years after its release and all i did was play mahjong.
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    Zombiemike Male 18-29
    552 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    OMG! I want one!
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    imaguitargod Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    I`m still crapping your nappies...
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    souladdict22 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    An actual tech convention that`s not filled with hype, bright lights, and loud noises!
  8. Profile photo of PUDDING1961
    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
    446 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    Nappies? I didn`t write 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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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Lol @pudding, I see what you did there.
    At least they post your submissions...mine get ignored.
  10. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    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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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Yet people were still buying 8088 XT`s at that time.. who still remembers the turbo button?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    This was the death knell to the 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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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
    347 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    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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    Deviros Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    @ruthless1990 who says "nappies"?

    Oh, IDK, the UK, Australia, and Ireland to name a few...
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    trippy25 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    holy hair
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    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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    chet913 Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    if feels kinda strange watching this on a PC but then again my apple 2e was the poo
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    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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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    All these years, and he still toots his own horn as shamelessly as ever.

    That takes some real dedication.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    a standing ovation. lets see the iPad 2 do that
  21. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    June 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    Why does text to speech still suck after nearly 30 years?
  22. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    This is much better than nowdays crap
  23. Profile photo of Waremonger
    Waremonger Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    Too bad for Steve that the Amiga was 100 times better than a Mac, and it was cheaper.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    Really Steve? A Bow tie?

    What? Bow ties are cool!
  25. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    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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    HalfSandwich Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    "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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    CannedYams Female 13-17
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    Guess instead of big brother we got Mac
  28. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    holy sh*t we`ve come a long way
  29. Profile photo of iGamer
    iGamer Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    Your Sh*ttin me? Right ? Thats was real? has technology really upgraded that fast in 30 somethin years?
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    This was right before they threw Steve Jobs in the trash.
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    AntPharm Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    the day the hipster was born
  32. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    I actually was crapping my nappies, I was born 6 months before this was released.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    June 11, 2011 at 12:23 am
    lol, it`s like cavemen vs aliens...
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2011 at 1:15 am
    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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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 2:22 am
    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!
  36. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 4:30 am
    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?
  37. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 4:53 am
    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!
  38. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 5:45 am
    I wasn`t thought of yet, but I bet my dad saw this going on.
  39. Profile photo of Johanvb
    Johanvb Male 40-49
    512 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 6:03 am
    It looks a lot like the first Iphones.
    They didn`t have a front facing camera also.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 6:15 am
    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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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 6:26 am
    Nope, I wasn`t even born yet.
  42. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2011 at 6:26 am
    @number43 Pc`s have come much further than macs.
  43. Profile photo of Mad_Gremlyn
    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 6:49 am
    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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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 11, 2011 at 6:55 am

    We had these in school.
  45. Profile photo of Tekinette
    Tekinette Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2011 at 7:15 am
    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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    Mo73 Male 30-39
    322 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 7:28 am
    i was 11 when that came out...
  47. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 7:53 am
    Some things never change.

    I did not exist when this happened.
  48. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 8:02 am
    Nope, seven years still `til I was born. ^^
  49. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    June 11, 2011 at 8:31 am
    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!
  50. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3352 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 8:53 am
    thats when they called it a PC
  51. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 9:10 am
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    kayakdog Male 30-39
    49 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    what would it take now to impress us as much as that did then?
  53. Profile photo of Kittycat101
    Kittycat101 Female 13-17
    150 posts
    June 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    damn steve jobs, you fine.
  54. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    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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    Zepher Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    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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    xmbo Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm
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    MAlb3d Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    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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    varietyweasl Male 18-29
    35 posts
    June 12, 2011 at 7:57 am
    no wonder this guy has such a sense of self.
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    ZsaZsaGoar Female 18-29
    144 posts
    June 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    ... this made me a little sick
  60. Profile photo of Sinclair
    Sinclair Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    I was 16 in 1984, so if people were that easily impressed back then, how come I couldn`t get laid?
  61. Profile photo of Hollowdroid
    Hollowdroid Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2011 at 6:47 am
    Wow...possible the biggest/earliest circlejerk ever known!
  62. Profile photo of rogue_knight
    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2011 at 8:08 am
    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.
  63. Profile photo of perhapsmaybe
    perhapsmaybe Female 18-29
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    June 13, 2011 at 9:53 am
    i was...negetive nine years old.
  64. Profile photo of Jotham
    Jotham Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2011 at 10:00 am
    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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    netro Male 18-29
    139 posts
    June 13, 2011 at 11:25 am
    @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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    netro Male 18-29
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    June 13, 2011 at 11:54 am
    @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..
  67. Profile photo of rogue_knight
    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    June 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    @ 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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