And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like “1984″

Ten years ago (yes, The MKX® is that old) I posted a side-by-side comparison of the original 1984 commercial and the updated twentieth anniversary version shown in 2004. It even made it to the venerable MacSurfer’s Headline News. Sadly, modern QuickTime doesn’t like that video, maybe it dropped whatever codec I used, or the file got corrupted, or something.

So today, for the thirtieth anniversary (!) I whipped out good ol’ QuickTime 7 to put it together again. Here’s the YouTube version:

And for those of you who’d like to download the QuickTime file with both videos embedded (you can play with each element in QuickTime 7 in the properties dialog for the movie), a link to the original MOV file. Download the file and open in QuickTime 7. The browser embed messes it up (go figure).

And last, this is my Twentieth Anniversary 1984 poster, given out after the keynote by Steve Jobs at MacWorld 2004.

1984 poster.jpgWhere is my Thirtieth Anniversary version, with the girl wearing an iPhone in an armband?

One thought on “And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like “1984″”

  1. Our first Mac came ONLY slightly less than 4 years later on December 15th of 1987, the first night of Chanukah (Januca). It was an expensive combo present our parents gave us to celebrate Chanukah for the 3 of us + my upcoming Bar Mitzvah which immediately gave me 66% control of the Mac.

    We have only owned Macs ever since. All shapes, sizes, and colors. Including that little Newton (first iPad?).

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