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Jan. 22, 1984: Dawn of the Mac

Wow – has it really been 25 years?  Apple’s famous Super Bowl ad aired 25 years ago today.  Created by Chiat/Day, the ad showed a woman running through gray hallways with sickly gray people invoking George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, to throw a sledgehammer at a TV image of Big Brother, meant, in this case, to represent IBM. It ends with the promise, “On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like 1984.”

Interestingly, Apple recently announced gains in market share beating analysts estimates and its stock is up 8% (in spite of Steve Jobs failing health).  Meanwhile, Microsoft missed earnings and, for the first time, announced that it’s laying off 5,000 people.  Its stock is down 12%.

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