Watch the first public Macintosh demo in newly released video

Jobs introduces the Macintosh to the public for the first time.

(Credit: Video screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET)

We all know that Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting on January 24, 1984, but he also gave an encore performance of sorts a few days later for a meeting of the Boston Computer Society.

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The video of that January 30, 1984, meeting can be seen below. It was released for the first time Saturday since it was shot that day and ran over at with lots of the great context surrounding that meeting. While the scripted presentation is much the same as the original unveiling six days earlier, the video quality is… [Read more]

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