Can someone explain the 1984 mac ad to me?

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  1. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    I have no clue what any of it means! Can someone explain to me what on earth is going on in that commercial, and.. yeah.. just... what is it? What does it have to do with mac?

    And also, where can I get it in good quality?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'm guessing your uncle could ask Steve to explain it to you. :rolleyes:

    Keep in mind, the iPod was added in a few years ago and wasn't in the original (if the version you've seen has her wearing one).

    Basically, it was a rebellion against the stodgy IBM computers and limited creativity of the day.
     
  3. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.. but... who is that guy on the big screen? Who is the woman who throws the thing at it. Who are all the people? And why are they turned to stone? And what is the meaning of what the computer is saying?
     
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    Google is your friend.

    What year was the Mac introduced?

    What literary reference might there be?
     
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    The people are mindless drones who do/buy whatever they are told to. They do not think for themselves. The man on the screen is their leader or instructor or dictator. As in the book "1984", thinking for yourself is discouraged.

    Then along comes the girl (news of Macintosh), stops the dictator's message, and wakes everyone up.

    Once Apple introduces its new computer, people will be able to be individual again!

    I guess it worked. People no longer buy PCs from IBM!
     
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  7. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! That helped alot. Now where do I find it in good quality?
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    And, ironically, now queue for hours for the opening of a new Apple Store, wearing Apple branded clothing, all carrying audio players with identical white headphones, and hoping to get a glimpse of Big Bro... I mean Steve.
     
  9. macgeek2005 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow. You have a point!
     
  10. neocell macrumors 65816

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    This thread attracted me because apparently there can be more posts here than the times it has been viewed.
    Does this happen often or is this just a strange quirk :confused:
     

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    CanadaRAM has cast doubt on our blind following of our esteemed Macleader. CanadaRAM must be eliminated. CanadaRAM must be eliminated. CanadaRAM must be eliminated...
     
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    Just a guess, but perhaps Views don't get counted when a given member views the page repeatedly (such as right after posting).

    If that's correct, a thread where two people take turns posting while nobody else pays attention might have lots of posts but only count as two views.
     
  13. neocell macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I was thinking that, but I count 6 different viewers before my post, so 7 including me though the pic shows only 4 views. Bizarro land.
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    IIRC, I believe I saw in another thread a while back that vBulletin updates view counts infrequently, whereas post count updates are essentially immediate... so there's lag.

    That, or people are posting without reading the thread... seems like that happens often around here. ;)
     
  15. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Ah, I just spent a night reading a lot about hierarchy of structure and blahblah, and that seemed funny to me. Not sure whether or not it was the subject matter, or just the fact that my brain is shot. Heeeeeehehehehee.
     
  16. neocell macrumors 65816

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    How does one do that? I mean don't you have to open the thread to post in it? You may not choose to actually "read" the thread before you post, but isn't opening the thread counted as viewing it by V bulletin?

    I guess it must be like what you said at first.

    Oh well, back to my own personal Bizarroland.
     
  17. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry - that was just my too-dry attempt at humor. You can't actually post without reading the thread, barring some back-stage magic.
     
  18. neocell macrumors 65816

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    No apologies needed.
    I should be the one apologizing.
    Not the sharpest knife in the drawer right now.
    Damn Hoegaarden

    Cheers for the enlightenment :)
     

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