Thirty years ago today, Steve Jobs did something he would go on to do many times over: He strode onto a stage and introduced the public to a product that would do its damnedest to dent the universe.
Here is, probably, the main thing worth remembering about the launch of the Macintosh: The soundtrack Apple chose for the moment of the machine’s introduction was, hilariously, the theme song from Chariots of Fire.
But here are a few more things to remember as the Mac marks its 30th birthday.
That grin on Steve Jobs’ face. You can tell when he’s pleased with himself. Happy birthday Mac.
Showmanship. (Also, I was two years old.)
Still sends chills down my spine whenever I watch it.