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Published on Jan 31, 2007
http://www.Alfred.TV Follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/adiblasi. INFO: This was a corporate song that was used during the Macintosh rollout in January, 1984. I heard it live, in Manhattan, sitting in the audience as with the other authorized Apple dealers/retailers at the time. The song was a bit of a diversion between product announcements, and was meant to energize the audience a bit. At this meeting, Apple introduced the Macintosh and the new line of Lisa computer systems.
The copy that's been out on the Internet was pretty ratty looking, with dropouts in the video and the audio. I digitized and restored this version from a first generation VHS tape in my personal library. I also extracted the audio and enhanced it in my home studio to give it some more punch and reduce the noise.
So, if you are into technology, Apple corporate history, or computing, you will enjoy this. if you're not, and you just like the videos of me and my family and my bad jokes -- don't watch it, because the song is really cheesy and is a blatant rip off of Irene Cara's "Flashdance" song.
Trivia: when I saw this 'live' at the Mac introduction, we, as Apple Dealers, all LAUGHED OUR ASSES OFF at time marker 02:47 - when the guy carried a 60 pound LISA computer under his arm like it was a laptop!
Trivia: Some fellow Apple Dealers, who were watching the Macintosh introduction, got out of their seats to call their stock brokers from the pay phones to issue a 'buy' order! Smart. I wish I did the same. I was too involved in figuring out how I could afford to buy both a Mac and a Lisa.
Trivia: I didn't know how to tie my necktie. I used to keep them pre-notted. When I was in the bathroom, all suited up, I yanked the necktie and the knot came loose! HOLY CRAP! Good thing a co-worker also had to use the facilities, and help me fix my tie. How embarrasing. I quickly learned to tie a Windsor knot a week later.