Reading all this news on Apple building a larger market cap than Google leads one to reflect, back to the days when Apple was fighting for its every breath and Steve Jobs was considered a strange, laid-back figure in the pre-boom days when people still wore suits in Silicon Valley.
Without a doubt, no moment was more crucial for Apple in the 90's than the 1997 MacWorld Boston keynote. Fortunately, someone was kind enough to archive the entire presentation via YouTube.
How different this presentation was from the MacWorld keynotes of today: First off, Apple actually allowed the event's sponsor, Macworld magazine, to acknowledge its own role in the event. Aside from that, someone actually got up on the stage and talked before Steve. Also note the wardrobe, Steve trades in the turtleneck for an oh-so-90210 sweater vest t-shirt combo. Most shockingly of all, people actually have the gall to boo Steve Jobs. Crazy times indeed.
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