Tonight I stumbled upon a video of Steve Jobs introducing the Macintosh computer in 1984, and the similarities with Jobs’s keynote last week, in which he introduced the iPhone, made my spine tingle. There are plenty of reasons to doubt whether the iPhone will join the Mac in the pantheon of true technology breakthroughs. But the man I waited five hours in line to see on Thursday, starting at 4 a.m. at the Moscone Center, is clearly the same guy who played his audience 22 years ago like a symphony. My guess: the iPhone will indeed be as revolutionary as the Mac, which I purchased in 1984. And I’ll be standing in line again, as soon as one forms to get an iPhone.
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