Unless you miraculously found a way to live under a rock on the moon for the past 25 years, you've had a pretty good chance of seeing the Apple Macintosh 1984 commercial [below]
, the one directed by Ridley Scott, the one with the woman running through hallways of automatons ultimately to toss a hammer through a screen, smashing an image of Big Brother. This commercial was made to announce the release of the Macintosh personal computer. Today we've been treated to an ad spot made by Motorola to promote their upcoming tablet computer XOOM
, featuring the new Google Android mobile operating system Android 3.0 Honeycomb
, made specifically for tablets - this commercial directly targets the 1984 commercial for Apple Macintosh. Yesterday a massive article
by creative director Steve Hayden detailed his work on and knowledge of the 1984 commercial, celebrating its excellence.