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Scrollbar History – UI design is difficult

Scrollbar History – UI design is difficult

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some interesting UI design history from Jack Wellborn at Worms and Viruses: While watching the video, I couldn’t help but notice two snippets at the 7:36 mark from 1982 about scroll bars. First, an Apple engineer shows how scrolling works in the Lisa, followed immediately by a similar demo from Xerox. This juxtaposition immediately struck […]

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What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs

What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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…

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Turning around like Apple

Turning around like Apple

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Sören Stamer

Turnarounds from the brink of death or irrelevance are in high demand these days. Former star companies like AOL, MySpace, Yahoo!, Nokia, and RIM are in deep trouble or slowly faded away. Apple was in 1997 almost bankrupt. But then they came back with a vengeance. How did Steve Jobs do it? Can it be done again?

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Happy Birthday, Mac

Happy Birthday, Mac

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steve Jobs had assembled a dream team of genius programmers and engineers, whom he urged like a cult leader with flattery and verbal attacks to continually new heights. But the ever-changing demands of Jobs delayed the Mac project, so that the Apple co-founder finally lost his bet against the Lisa team. It was not until […]

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Vintage Apple-1 Sells for Record $671,400

Vintage Apple-1 Sells for Record $671,400

| May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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