After showing the grid of Apple's new product strategy and going through some slides about the new computer's performance,
he was ready to unveil his new baby.
"This is what computers look like today,"
he said as a picture of a beige set of boxy components and monitor was projected on the big screen behind him.
"And I'd like to take the privilege of showing you what they are going to look like from today on."
He pulled the cloth from the table at center stage to reveal the new iMac,
which gleamed and sparkled as the lights came up on cue.
He pressed the mouse, and as at the launch of the original Macintosh,
the screen flashed with fast-paced images of all the wondrous things the computer could do.
At the end, the word "hello" appeared in the same playful script that had adorned the 1984 Macintosh,
this time with the word "again" below it in parentheses: Hello (again).
There was thunderous applause. Jobs stood back and proudly gazed at his new Macintosh.
"It looks like it's from another planet," he said, as the audience laughed.
"A good planet. A planet with better designers."