Old Apple Sales Video Stars Steve Jobs as a U.S. President

Here's something you probably never thought you'd see: Steve Jobs playing Franklin D. Roosevelt. Network World reports that the following clip from Apple was shown in 1984 at a sales meeting in Hawaii. Designed to get Apple's sales teams all fired up, the video is titled 1944 and stars none other than Steve Jobs as Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The video carries on the same theme that we first saw in Apple's famous '1984' commercial, which aired at the Super Bowl, and apparently cost Apple $50,000 to make. It tells the story of Apple's war against IBM, which was also the target of its '1984' commercial.' Network World obtained a copy of the video from Craig Elliott, who was working at Apple at the time but is now the CEO of Pertino Networks.

Check out the clip below or click on through to Network World for the full story and a transcript of the video:

Apple '1944' Sales Video

Apple 1984 Super Bowl Commercial

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  • balister
    As a US President? I would have thought they would have portraited him as god...
  • derkman
    A man who was selfish, only cared about himself, made underpaid workers work longer and harder resulting in mass suicides, egotistic, made his products based on complete control, and had anger issues.

    He clearly resembled Adolf Hitler more than Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Parsian
    wow Apple has been a d-bag company even before i was born...
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  • balister
    As a US President? I would have thought they would have portraited him as god...
  • Parsian
    wow Apple has been a d-bag company even before i was born...