The Top Ten Apple Commercials Ever Made

Apple have just released yet another instalment to the Get a Mac ads and it got me thinking. There are some really cool commercials that Apple have been made recently, and there are some brilliant commercials from the past, but which are the best? Which are the ads that get people thinking about Apple??

I went for a search to find the answer and here are my top ten Apple commercials of all time! Let me know what you think. Do you agree with my list?

10. 1984

Many Apple fans love this commercial, but personally I don’t think it deserves the right to be the best mac ad ever. It is the kind of ad you would run once and then would be put in the vault, which is exactly what Apple did with it. It is a great ad, but not the best. It doesn’t pull at emotions and is aimed at a tech crowd.

9. MacBook Air

I love this ad for a few reasons. Firstly the MacBook air is a cool looking product. Whether you like its features or not, it just looks cool. Secondly the application of fitting the MacBook Air into an everyday file which people use in their office was ingenious.

8. “Crocodile” Apple Ad

This ad showcases the speed and power of the early Apple computers when in difficult situations. The scenario is a flooded office filled with alligators and crocodiles.

7. I don’t know anything about computers

In this ad you start to see the Mac vs PC debate in full swing. Apple made it clear that Mac’s were easy to use compared to the complicated PC. In fact this ad implies that it is easier to learn 7 languages than learn to understand a PC. That’s why this ad has made the Top Ten.

6. iPod 123 Commercial

This ad is characteristic of all the recent iPod commercials. It focuses the viewer on the great music and the experience of having an iPod. It deserves a top 10 spot.

5. The Internet – What would you do?

This ad asks a class of students the question of ‘what would you do to change the world?’ Using their mac computers the students are able to share with others around the planet. This ad is a light hearted but yet somewhat serious ad.

4. Macintosh Industrial Revolution

This is a powerful ad for the Macintosh. It is delivered as a moving speech to a class of students. The key line is ‘This is an exciting time to be alive”. It is well made, well built, and every bit a powerful ad.

3. I’m a Mac and I’m a PC

These ads include many of the best ads Apple has made. They are humorous, light hearted, simple, and yet have Microsoft spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to counteract them. Personally I love the Bean Counter ad, but they are all great!

2. iMac Window Shopping

This is one of the funniest mac ads around. A guy walks up to a window and looks at the iMac G4, which takes on a personality giving a hilarious exchange. I love the fact this ad uses humour to portray the cool factor of the design.

1. Think Different

This has to be one of the best commercials ever made. It is a tribute to everyone in the world who is crazy enough to believe they can change the world. It is set to some brilliant music, and is sure to set spirits high. I believe this is the best ad Apple has ever made!

If you loved the ad’s don’t forget to share a link to your friends.

10 years of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra… The health benefits are amazing

When I was younger I was always told to eat my greens. However it seems that members of Vienna’s Vegetable Orchestra may have missed that vital message.

If you did not pick up by the name, the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra is an orchestra which plays on instruments made from vegetables. They have it all from the pepper trumpet, to the leek violin, to the cucumberphone.

They also claim to not be limited by musical style, and in fact one of the members has been quoted as saying their style was – ‘electronic organic music’.

Each show they perform apparently requires 70 kg of fresh organic produce. They then carve out the instruments for each concert. Thats quite an effort!

Anyway, this year is their 10th birthday. I wonder if they have spun out a great rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ yet.

Check out the video! It’s pretty amazing if you ask me!

Photo credit, Nickwheeleroz

There’s Snow on Mars!!

Yes you heard it right! NASA, you know the big US space agency, well they have announced they have found snow on the red planet.

The Pheonix Mars Lander has been rolling around the surface of the planet Mars for a few months now, and in the past few days has detected snow fall.

NASA tells us that it is an amazing discovery and they will continue to look for evidence of snow fall.

However don’t think too much about getting the ski goggles on.

The snow melts before it even gets close to the surface.

Photo Credit, Bluedharma

The Coffee Cup Zoom Lens – The Perfect Shot!

This has to be the coolest design for a coffee cup ever. It’s only a concept at the moment, but I think it would have a real shot (pun intended) at success. I’m a keen photographer, and I would be one of the first in line to buy one of these if they ever hit the market.

While it is only a concept, I could see a market for these in future years as your Nikon Nikkor lenses start to break down. It would be a great way to recycle the lenses.

Even if you are not a keen photographer, I think you might still want to get one. How else could you get yourself perfect shot of coffee in the morning 😛

[via Gizmodo]

TechCrunch hits 1 million subscribers! – Congrats!

Super popular technology blog TechCrunch has announced that they have reached over 1 million RSS subscribers!

Michael Arrington made the announcement on the site.

This is a massive milestone for the blog considering it has only been around for just over 3 years! Such a brilliant achievement in such a short space of time!

The blogs achievements provide great inspiration for me here on Enspri! I hope that one day soon I can be a fraction of the blog that TechCrunch is.

Congratulations TechCrunch!

The Piano – A Brilliant Short Animation

One of the most interesting things about technology is the ability to create life and emotion using a computer. 3d animation has always interested me and every so often I will post an animation which I think is brilliant in every way. Maybe you can find some inspiration from this great animation.

How you can CHANGE your world TODAY!

Everyday I live life with the hope of doing something great. Starting the next Google. Running across Australia for charity. Saving the world from poverty. Finding a cure for cancer.

They are all great goals. However they are more a great vision. Something which I would want the world to be like if I could make it happen.

But how can I actually make a difference TODAY?

You might find yourself in the exact same situation as me. Most of the time we dream of achieving big goals and then become disappointed as we then realise we may not be able to achieve them. We think that a goal is too big for us to reach so we never begin to realise our dream.

Continue reading “How you can CHANGE your world TODAY!”

Nick Vujicic’s Life Without Limbs – A True Inspiration

Tonight I was watching 60 minutes and one of the stories was on a guy by the name of Nick Vujicic.

From the outset Vujicic is not your ordinary guy. He was born without any arms or legs. A true medical mystery that has never been solved.

How any person could live though his condition and come out on top is amazing. But Vujicic has come out with flying colours. Not only is he living with his condition, but is living his life to the full. In fact he is doing more then most people.

Vujicic is an intensely powerful motivational speaker. He is using his disability as a tool to help others, and to promote his faith.

Just watching the story was really powerful. The determination and spirit displayed by Vujicic is something which I would love to possess.

You can watch the video below to find out more about Vujicic.

You can find out more about Vujicic at his website www.lifewithoutlimbs.org.

Also check out the 60 minutes story No Limbs, No Limits.

Speak out to deaf ears.. We can all do our part and learn sign language!

Today I was searching on You Tube for some blogging inspiration. I came across this video that really opened my eyes to a new perspective of life. That is a life without sound.

Watch the video here and see what I mean.

Honestly I had never really given sign language much thought. In fact I have never really met anyone who was truly deaf.

Rachael’s short video really gave me a new perspective on this issue. Sometimes it is not until you see something from the source that it really starts to hit home.

We can all learn a lot from Rachael. In just 1 minute she has opened my eyes to a world without sound. I can barely imagine not having sound. Even the sound of typing as I write is somewhat soothing.

I must say I wish I had the strength and courage of many of those who are deaf. You are all an inspiration in the way you get on with your lives despite your problems!

As a worldwide community we need to take the inspiration given to us. I certainly know I would struggle without my hearing. The least we can do as a community is learn how to communicate with those who have lost their hearing. It can happen to anyone!

Here are some resources of places where you can learn to sign!

Deaf Services
Handspeak
Deaf Education Network

Learn to dream with some inspiration from Randy Pausch!

There are some amazing people who have lived in the world, and one of them is Randy Pausch.

“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.” – Randy Pausch

You can tell these words came from a truly inspirational person. Randy Pausch was somebody who I have never been familiar with until the past few days when he unfortunately died at 47 from cancer.

Dr. Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, but he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pausch is famous for an inspirational lecture he gave in September 2007. The lecture was a fair-well lecture to the university, and was a tradition for all leaving professors to give before they retired. The lecture has been viewed by well over 5 million people on You tube. Time Magazine had even named Dr. Pausch as one of the Top 100 influential people in the world.

When you watch even a snippet of his speech you would understand why he was so inspirational. Dr. Pausch had a love for life which was bursting from within him. You can almost feel his intense passion for life.

Watch the tribute video from CBS below and you will start to see why I think Dr. Pausch was such an inspirational person.

Several blogs and publications have also posted articles and tributes to Dr Pausch. Here are just a few.

New York Times
Tech Crunch
The Big Picture
Wired Science

You can also check out wikipedia for more info.

I have posted his last lecture below. Watch it when you have some time. It takes 1 hr 16 minutes but will be worth every second! The perfect tribute to a great man!