Listen to the podcast and watch Apple's videos
This is a special edition of One More Thing, as for the first time you can read it here as well as listen to it there. Do both: as you read this account by This Week in Apple History writer Gallagher, you'll also get the full videos of these important WWDC moments. It's a lot of viewing and some of the archive footage is a little ropey, but it's fascinating to see Apple through the years, and especially so as you learn the context behind each video.
Not the beginning
WWDC officially began in 1983, but the details are a little lost. I've found this a lot researching and writing MacNN's This Week in Apple History series: big, important moments are remembered, but when they happened isn't. With WWDC, most sources claim that it began in 1983, and some claim that it was then that we heard this: