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January 1984: It wasn't the same

January 22,1984 featured a Super Bowl game in which the Los Angeles Raiders beat Washington's team, 38-9, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Marcus Allen of the LA Raiders was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

But what that day is really known for is a commercial, Apple's famed "1984" commercial with its dark, Orwellian world torn ashunder by a bright and shining vision. The advertisement, considered one of the best ads ever made, is a genuine work of art.

Here we have three versions:

Compare these with Apple's revised commercial, released in January 2004 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Macintosh computer.