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Watch Steve Jobs Show Off the Mac in Footage Unseen Since 1984

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30 years ago, the landscape of personal computing was vastly different. It hardly even existed, compared to what it is today. Footage of the Mac's initial unveil is out there, but this second, more polished run—a presentation for the Boston Computer Society—hasn't been available since the event itself back on January 30th 1984.

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The content of the presentation is largely the same, but the execution has a whole different kind of swagger. Besides these were users, not just shareholders. And, in a way, it sorta feels like Jobs' last public presentation.

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You can hop over to Time's Techland to learn more about the context of this second announcement. Or just sit back and absorb the history. [Time Techland via Engadget]

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there was more cooler stuff available in 1984 than the Mac, it's just the only thing that survived because a bunch of roobs clung to it like Justin Bieber fans!