This video gives me chills. It’s as riotous as a rock concert. Note the flair with which Steve opens the bag, the raucous jubilation and amazement of the crowd and best of all, Steve’s smile at 4:06. He knows exactly what he’s got in that tiny, beige box.
Steve Jobs delivered many compelling and — I’ll say it — magical keynote addresses. The iPhone’s introduction is a standout. But for my money, you can’t top the wild jubilation in this video. Note Steve’s smug confidence, too. He’s fully away of what he’s just introduced to the world.
Susan Kare is a former Apple employee whose incredible work can still be seen in the Macintosh operating system. A high school friend of Andy Hertzfeld, Susan joined Apple in the early 1980’s. Before leaving Apple for NeXT in 1985, Susan created the Chicago typeface, the Geneva typeface, the monospace Monaco typeface, Clarus the Dogcow and the symbol on the Command key, among others.
Most notably, Susan created the “Happy Mac” icon that smiled at users from booting Macs until it was replaced with the Apple logo with Mac OS X 10.2.
Now, Susan has made 8.5″ x 11″ Valentine prints featuring the cheerful classic Mac available from her website. Each print is numbered and signed. Speaking as an Apple geek, I’d love to have one of these. Keep them in mind for the Mac fan on your shopping list.