Steve Wozniak @ Denver Apple Pi Computer Club (1984)

March 27, 20130 Comments

In this long lost footage from 1984, Steve Wozniak talks about high school, teaching himself computers, admiring the simplicity of Data General’s Nova computer, being put on probation for computer abuse at the University of Colorado and pranks in the dorm and in class.
This is from a VHS tape of his speech to the Denver Apple Pi computer club at the Colorado School of Mines on Oct. 4, 1984.

(via Vince Patton)

Steve Jobs (Video Collection)

March 3, 20130 Comments

This fine Steve Jobs Collection contains interviews, keynotes, and other gems featuring Apple’s late co-founder. The Collection of EverySteveJobsVideo contains 160 YouTube videos ranging from the days of NeXT to the famous Standford commencement speech, this library is full of the best Steve Jobs moments. These are the highlights:

Apple iPhone ad – Hello (2007)

January 21, 20130 Comments

The first iPhone teaser spot, on the Oscars in 2007, stitches together movie and TV scenes with famous actors and actresses on the phone:

Dial M for Murder, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Maltese Falcon, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Bellboy, Some Like It Hot, It Happened One Night, The Pink Panther, The Getaway, American Grafitti, Boogie Nights, The Flintstones, Three Days of the Condor, Back To The Future, The Fugitive, High Fidelity, Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain, L.A. Confidential, Fargo, Meet The Fockers, The Anchorman, Sex and the City, The Big Lebowski, When Harry Met Sally,cCharlie’s Angels, Shaft, Face Off, City By The Sea, Zoolander, The American President, The Incredibles.

Music: “Inside Your Head” by Eberg
Air-date: 2 March 2007

Apple II ad – Homemaker (1981)

January 21, 20130 Comments

Apple II commercial from 1981 called Homemaker The Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputer products, designed primarily by Steve Wozniak, manufactured by Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) and introduced in 1977. It is the first model in a series of computers which were produced until Apple IIe production ceased in November 1993.

Steve Jobs acts as Franklin D. Roosevelt – Bizarre internal Apple promo (1984)

January 20, 20130 Comments

In this bizarre promo to inspire their sales force, Apple stressed that the Mac’s ease of use could liberate the pathetic prisoners of the IBM PC. With improvements to the hardware and the boom in desktop publishing, Mac production went into overdrive. By 1987, Apple was selling a million a year. IBM numbers! The Mac minted money – half its 2000 dollar price was pure profit!

Apple arrogantly assumed their stuff was so good, consumers would always pay a premium for it. Big mistake. The Mac really ought to have won the battle for the desktop – OK it was more expensive than an IBM PC but if you what you wanted was a friendly easy to use system and surely everyone wanted that, then this was the only game in town – at least that’s what the boys at Apple thought but they weren’t reckoning on one man, Bill Gates. Gates saw that the Mac’s GUI represented a long term threat to Microsoft’s money machine, to DOS, the clunky operating system that sat inside every IBM PC. So Bill had his boys create a GUI that sat in top of DOS rather like building a fancy facade on an old building. They called it Windows and it wasn’t much at first but it was good enough to defend the DOS franchise.

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