A lot of people will tell you that Apple’s “1984” commercial is the greatest ad of all time. And hey, it is great. But 40 years ago today, something else insanely great happened. This ad, like “1984,” ran just once; July 20, 1969. Timely. Truthful. And wonderfully self-deprecating. When a company has the guts to call its flagship product “ugly,” yet still manages to tie it to one of humankind’s greatest achievements, well, it’s worth a mention.
Oh yeah, and Neil Armstrong and MHS alum Buzz Aldrin also did some stuff.