Two titans of computer history, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, face off against each other in this epic rap battle of History. There’s a special guest appearance too.
Who will win?
Steve Jobs plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt, complete with cigarette holder, in this clip taken from an internal Apple WWII themed corporate video, as the late Apple co-founder leads Apple troops against the “blue blob” IBM
Entitled “1944,” the almost 9-minute full version was Apple’s in-house takeoff on “1984,” the iconic first Macintosh TV ad that caused a sensation during that year’s Super Bowl. Set as a World War II tale of good vs. IBM, it is a broadcast-quality production (said to have cost $50,000) that was designed to fire up Apple’s international sales force at a 1984 meeting in Hawaii.
And here’s the full 9 -minute version for the Apple fans.
I refuse to call this an “action figure” as it is quite clearly a doll and quite clearly an attempt to cash in on the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. I guess iCEO will appeal to those that worshiped at the feet of Jobs and always wished they could.. er… play with him?
The figure is due for release in late February for $US99.99 plus shipping.
Apple or Jobs’s family might take action to block the use of Jobs’s likeness, as they did in 2010 when a company called MIC Gadget attempted to sell Jobs action figures on eBay.
However DID has released unauthorised figures in the past, depicting such famous people as US President Barack Obama.
Last week Apple held an event to honor the late Steve Jobs who passed away earlier this month. The event was only for Apple employees and retail staff who were able to watch via a private live stream.
Speakers included CEO of Apple Tim Cook and former Vice President Al Gore who is on the Apple board and guest musical appearances were Nora Jones and Cold Play.
Simple. As Steve liked to keep things.