Watch Steve Jobs demonstrate the Macintosh to the public for the first time

Steve Jobs debuted the first Macintosh computer before a packed room of shareholders on January 24th, 1984. But that wasn’t the end of the story: only days later, Jobs appeared before the Boston Computer Society to show the Mac to the public for the first time. Time has recovered the full, 90-minute presentation never-before-released online, along with the entire backstory of how the presentation came about. The BCS was an important audience for Jobs to court, since founder Jonathan Rotenberg was a noted industry figure at the time. But this was Jobs in his glory. According to Dan Bricklin, co-inventor of VisiCalc, “You get to see Steve when Steve became the Steve Jobs.”

Here, Jobs at first repeats his earlier presentation, but then…

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