With a flair for the dramatic, Jobs walked across the dark stage to a small table with a cloth bag on it.
"Now I'd like to show you Macintosh in person," he said.
He took out the computer, keyboard, and mouse, hooked them together deftly, then pulled one of the new 3.5-inch floppies from his shirt pocket.
The theme from Chariots of Fire began to play.
Jobs held his breath for a moment, because the demo had not worked well the night before.
But this time it ran flawlessly.
The word "MACINTOSH" scrolled horizontally onscreen,
then underneath it the words "Insanely great" appeared in script, as if being slowly written by hand.
Not used to such beautiful graphic displays, the audience quieted for a moment. A few gasps could be heard.
And then, in rapid succession, came a series of screen shots:
Bill Atkinson's QuickDraw graphics package followed by displays of different fonts, documents, charts, drawings, a chess game, a spreadsheet,
and a rendering of Steve Jobs with a thought bubble containing a Macintosh.
When it was over, Jobs smiled and offered a treat.
"We've done a lot of talking about Macintosh recently," he said.
"But today, for the first time ever, I'd like to let Macintosh speak for itself."
With that, he strolled back over to the computer, pressed the button on the mouse,
and in a vibrato but endearing electronic deep voice, Macintosh became the first computer to introduce itself.