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Snippet: Original Mac Demonstration at Boston Computer Society ☇

Shared on January 27, 2014

Harry McCracken:

This presentation, at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting on January 24, is the stuff of tech-history legend. What’s not so well remembered: Jobs did it all twice, in less than a week. Six days after unveiling the Mac at the Flint Center on the De Anza College campus near the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., he performed his show all over again at the monthly general meeting of the Boston Computer Society.

After watching the video, I found a few notable moments—a major upgrade for all prior Lisa owners being free reminded me of any recent software update that was given away from Apple, Steve Jobs panning Unix on workstations just a few years before founding NeXT, and the vast amount of development discussion that took place.

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