On January 22, 1984 during the Super Bowl, Apple ran their famous “1984″ commercial. The voice-over intoned:
Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology. Where each worker may bloom secure from the pests of contradictory and confusing truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!
At that moment, the shocked masses saw the hammer fly through the screen. Then millions saw these words and heard them spoken aloud:
On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like “1984.”
TV Guide and many other publications have named Apple’s “1984″ as the greatest commercial of all time.
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