This clip was taken from my shaky Sony Hi8 HandyCam recording of the 1999 NYC MacWorld Public/ Keynote address; shot zoomed in from afar way in the back of the standing-room-only audience (unlike Apple's public version).
Shaky camera work aside, this video captures the HISTORIC moment better than any other I've seen - shot from the standing room only crowd soaked in cheers.
Steve Jobs wakes the original Tangerine iBook from sleep and innocently demonstrates web surfing using the iBook; unbeknownst to everyone is that he is doing so wirelessly... until he picks up the iBook and continues to surf the internet while walking around the stage!
Watch for his enormous grin!
Steve Jobs comically demonstrates the wireless capabilities of the original iBook with a HULA HOOP!
This was the HISTORIC moment when most of the world was introduced to "wireless" (WiFi) - watch and listen as the sro crowd gets up on their feet and goes wild!
Steve Jobs explains WiFi
Steve Jobs introduces the world to WiFi
Steve Jobs MacWorld WiFi Prophecy - hula hoop magic trick!