Livin’ Too Much in ’82: Macintosh Edition!
The 1980s sure was one of the most interesting decades of the 20th century. It was the decade when Prince Charles married Lady Diana; when breakdancing gave orthopedic surgeons plenty of job opportunities; when we started seeing music on our television; when Star Wars meant more than just the George Lucas space opera; when Rubik’s Cube sent many people to the nuthouse; when Apple launched the Macintosh.
That’s right. Long before the iPod, the iPhone, the iMac, the iBook and many other high-end gizmos Apple is currently known for, there was the Macintosh. It was launched in 1984 through an unforgettable commercial deemed by many to be one of the greatest of that decade. Directed by Ridley Scott, the commercial was inspired by George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984”, and effectively ushered in the new age of personal computers.
Here’s a video of that landmark commercial, as well as other Apple Computer commercials from the 1980s. Some are funny, some are downright silly, but they sure make for some good nostalgic viewing.
The 1984 Macintosh Commercial
Test Drive A Macintosh
Apple IIc Commercial
Apple IIc Nightmare Commercial
Another Apple IIc Ad
Apple II Commercial – Positive Influence
Sexist Apple Computer Ad
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