Steve Jobs stars as FDR in ’80s Apple film

There’s a weird video floating around the web today that features the late Steve Jobs as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a WWII themed video called “1944.” In the video, Jobs’ Roosevelt rallies Apple troops against the “blue blob,” otherwise known as IBM, Apple’s main competitor at the time. The video reportedly cost $50,000 to make and was a follow-up to the iconic Apple “1984″ commercial.

This one, however, never made it to the public airwaves. Instead, this 9-minute clip was  made for an international, Apple-only sales meeting in Hawaii in the ’80s. In fact, this video was never supposed to be seen by the public, but Craign Elliott (a previous Apple employee and current CEO of Pertino Networks) got his hands on it and shared it with the guys at Network World.

Embedding has been disabled, but if you’re interested you can check out the video here. I never knew internal company production was so intense… it makes me wonder whether there are anymore Apple short films floating around. Maybe there are even one or two with Apple’s new CEO. You never know.

 

Via: Network World

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  • 12.Bryce

    That is some good propaganda right there. I think I may just go out and buy a Mac.

  • MilanKarell

    Steve Jobs created a revolution but created the world crisis as well !
    In France we now have the ROOSEVELT 2012 project : STOP the CRISIS in a few months !
    Computers revolution generated unemployement and then financial crisis, but there are powerful solutions : http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2012/5/2/94723/11008
    38.000 citizens already joined

  • MilanKarell

    Steve Jobs created a revolution but created the world crisis as well !
    In France we now have the ROOSEVELT 2012 project : STOP the CRISIS in a few months !
    Computers revolution generated unemployement and then financial crisis, but there are powerful solutions :
    http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2012/5/2/94723/11008
    38.000 citizens already joined

  • http://www.oakleysunglassesales.net/ Emedita

    I don’t ever care about those things.