The Canadian PressJanuary 23, 2014 22:32
NEW YORK, N.Y. - From the start, Apple's Macintosh shattered conventional notions of what a computer should be.
In a 1984 Super Bowl commercial that is still considered one of the best ads ever, an athlete tries to save humanity from conformity. The 60-second ad, which aired 30 years ago this week, alluded to Big Brother from George Orwell's "1984" and was seen as a dig at Apple's leading rival at the time, IBM Corp. The Mac, the ad implied, would save people from a computing future dominated by IBM.