Motorola Commercial Mocks Apple 1984

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

“Welcome to the new decade: Java is a restricted platform, Google is evil, Apple is a monopoly and Microsoft are the underdogs” — Phil Nash 2010-08-14

Motorola pokes fun at Apple.

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Super Bowl 2011 commercial

Notice that ubiquitous white iPad earphone? That's Apple.

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motorola mock apple 2011

Apple 1984 commercial

Here's the famous Apple TV ad in 1984.

Apple 1984 commercial

While in 1984, Apple mocks IBM.

Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English writer George Orwell published in June 1949.[2][3] The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda.

In the novel, Great Britain (“Airstrip One”) has become a province of a superstate named Oceania. Oceania is ruled by the “Party”, who employ the “Thought Police” to persecute individualism and independent thinking.[4] The Party's leader is Big Brother, who enjoys an intense cult of personality but may not even exist. The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a rank-and-file Party member. Smith is an outwardly diligent and skillful worker, but he secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother. Smith rebels by entering a forbidden relationship with fellow employee Julia.

[2019-02-13 Wikipedia Nineteen Eighty-Four] George Orwell 1984 book

Nineteen Eighty-Four is dystopian novel by a George Orwell. It brought us the term Big Brother — a government that practices total surveillance.

See also:

Politics and the English Language (George Orwell)

A fantastic scifi movie that depicts Big Brother in a similar way is Brazil (1985 film)