Apple 1984: Leading from behind

YoungJobsJust came across this video. It’s fun to see Jobs pull a floppy drive out of his pocket and start the presentation. Watch the screen stream type from right to left on the screen. This Macintosh was working out font display and kerning while the rest of the world was still typing green screen prompts. Eventually Apple made sure that floppy drive would become obsolete in their machines…and later on they would be the first to eliminate the cd drive. At best, they were 2-3% of the computer market in those early days, but always one step ahead, leading from behind.

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