Unseen footage of Steve Jobs revealing the Macintosh to public for the first time


With the 30th anniversary of the Mac, everyone’s remembering stories.

On January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs famously demonstrated the Macintosh for the first time at Apple’s shareholders meeting at the Flint Center in Cupertino.

While the Mac is universally given the birthdate of January 24th, it’s the first public outing of the machine.

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The Boston Computer Society introduction, which runs for 90 minutes, has gone virtually unseen since it took place. Time reporter Harry McCracken managed to track down the tape, locating a Boston-area videographer who had the original tapes in storage on a now-obsolete format called U-matic.

Head over to Time for the full video.

This video is an important piece of computer history and Apple history.

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One response to “Unseen footage of Steve Jobs revealing the Macintosh to public for the first time

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