By Heidi Roizen Fresh out of Stanford Business School, I started a software company, T/Maker, with my brother Peter. He was the software architect and I was, well, everything else. Our little company was among the first to ship software for the Macintosh…
How One Apple Employee Survived a Steve Jobs Product Review (via Dice News in Tech) In the popular conception, the late Steve Jobs is a megalomaniacal jerk who screamed, bullied, and pushed until he got whatever he wanted. But according to Don Melton, who started the Safari and WebKit projects at Apple, Jobs was a […]
Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t known for talking much about himself, but in a speech this week, he talked about some of the early childhood experiences that shape his passions around fighting for human rights and equality. “Growing up in Alabama in the 1960s, I saw the devastating impacts of discrimination,” Cook said, accepting a […]
Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Design at Apple and industrial designer Marc Newson discuss their (Red) collaboration at Sotheby’s. Simplicity is refining and being able to define the very essence of what something does, and therefore you understand what it is and you understand what it does….but simplicity for us, it’s not just the […]
Before Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs built Apple in the 1970s, they were phone phreaks. The Blue Box was illegal, but the specifications for hacking into the telephone network were published in a telephone company journal and many youngsters with a flair for electronics built them. So we’re sitting in the payphone trying to make […]
NBC News “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” December 6, 2012 Nobody remembers the guy who came after Thomas Edison. And nobody seems to recognize Tim Cook as we walk together across the teeming floor of Grand Central Station. Tim Cook: I’m a very private person, I like my being anonymous As we walk: we’re surrounded […]
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook remembered the company’s late cofounder, Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of Jobs’ passing. The letter with a video montage appeared on Apple’s website to remember his life and death. The nearly two-minute video presents a slideshow of Jobs throughout his career and it softly ends with “Remembering Steve”. Jobs died […]
Few men have changed our everyday world of work, leisure, and human communication in the way that Apple founder, Steve Jobs, has done. This PBS documentary looks not only at how his talent, his style and his imagination have shaped all of our lives, but also at the influences that shaped and moulded the man himself. Since his untimely death, tributes from around the world have secured Steve’s place in the pantheon of great Americans.
This is a 4-minute, uncut version of “Blue Busters”, a 1984 takeoff on ‘Ghostbusters’ that Apple produced to show at the opening of its worldwide sales staff meeting in Hawaii in October 1984. The video includes a cameo appearance by Steve Wozniak.
Apple’s marketing history may seem like a continual streak of genius advertising, but even the mighty gadget company has suffered a few stumbles. Take this rarely seen sequel to Apple’s epic “1984″ ad spot that features Steve Jobs showing off his acting chops as Franklin Roosevelt in 1944. The full clip, clocking in at a lengthy 9 minutes, was created for a sales associates meeting held in Hawaii in 1984. Jobs’ role as FDR leading the charge against enemy forces was meant as a rallying call to defeat IBM’s dominance.
It All Began with “Annie” – The Vision of a Computer for the Masses (Updated: January 2012) It had been a long way until the day of the official introduction of the Macintosh on January 24th, 1984. Five years earlier, in spring 1979, Apple chairman Mike Markkula wondered whether his company should bring a 500 […]
The making of Macintosh – An Interview with The Macintosh Design Team (Byte – Feb, 1984) Bill Atkinson nearly had his Ph.D. in neurochemistry before he admitted to himself that his real love was computers. He “got a quick E.E.” and started his own company. He was happily minding his own business when his friend […]
2006 Viruses PC has caught a new virus (represented as a cold) and warns Mac to stay away from him, citing the “114,000 known viruses for PCs.” Mac states that the viruses that affect PCs don’t affect him, and PC announces that he’s going to ‘crash’ before collapsing onto the floor in a faint. Work […]
The most famous Super Bowl ad “1984″ is an American television commercial which introduced the Apple Macintosh personal computer for the first time. It was conceived by Steve Hayden, Brent Thomas and Lee Clow at Chiat/Day, Venice, produced by New York production company Fairbanks Films, and directed by Ridley Scott. Anya Major performed as the […]
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An unknown bidder from Asia spent almost halb a million Euro for this Apple 1 in full working condition. On 25th May 2013 this marvelous piece of computer history came under the hammer at Auction Team Breker in Germany. The auction house based in Cologne got 516,461 Euro ($ 671,400).
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The original Apple Computer, also known retroactively as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a personal computer released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak’s friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer. The Apple I was Apple’s first product, and […]
Dieter Rams talks about being bum-rushed at a party by Philippe Starck, who exclaimed, “Apple is stealing from you!” But when it comes to Ive and Apple, Rams subscribes to the adage “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” via Our Interview With Dieter Rams, The Greatest Designer Alive [Video] | Co.Design: business + innovation […]
According to Ken Segall’s new book about Apple, Insanely Simple, the story of how Jobs’s company “NeXT” got its name has never been told. It was inspired by Bill Gates — but Jobs never knew it. Jobs originally wanted to call his new company “Two” because it was his second company. He called an old […]
David Greelish, a computer historian and president of the Atlanta Historical Computing Society, proposes a public visitor‘s center, with a space that tells Apple‘s story.