If you didn’t make it to Atlanta, the Show Me Apple Museum in Canada looks pretty cool, too. The collection appears to be very well-rounded. In fact, scrolling through the pictures, I can’t think of a single important machine that’s not on display.
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Green Yellow Orange Red Purple Blue As I walked through the glass door to be the offices behind of what used to be an Atlanta-area CompUSA store, those six familiar colors filled my vision. The store is being temporarily brought back to life, but instead of selling all-in-one printers and CDs of cruddy PC software, [...]
“You’re about to learn a new way to use a computer.” via @hrbrt
The Apple Pop-Up Museum is an effort to display some of the rich history that Apple pretends it doesn’t have. The displays will be on show in Atlanta April 20-21, as part of the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast. The group promises an Apple I, the first disk II and controller card, an original Apple II, [...]
I need this to be a kit. So, so badly.
With the original iPhone’s release, Apple released a second, less-shiny product: An RSS web client. Found at reader.mac.com, it was fairly simple. If you visited a RSS link in Mobile Safari, .Mac’s page would load up the feed on a nice looking page: image via AllThingsD Turns out, the page is still there. If you [...]
Anyone who has been following technology since before the Dawn of the Smartphone should remember the Apple Newton. The handheld device was sold from 1993 to 1998, and is regarded as being ahead of its time. The family of devices all came equipped with (eventually) decent battery life, handwriting recognition and a pen-based UI, and [...]
Benj Edwards: At a time when it seemed that compact Macs would forever be saddled with 9-inch monochrome displays, the Color Classic burst forth with a glorious, ultra-sharp 10-inch Sony Trinitron tube that handily displayed 256 colors—although it did so at a 512 by 384 resolution that almost matched its compact ancestors. I own a [...]
The Macintosh SE was perhaps the most successful compact Mac. It was the first to support ADB, come with an internal hard drive an an external SCSI port. I own two of them. One still works, but the other (which is in far better physical shape) died back in 2005.
Want to read through the original Lisa Owner’s Guide or brush up on Pascal 2.0? This site is for you. via @_jshmllr
Benj Edwards, in another great Apple history piece at Macworld: The Mac borrowed heavily from the Lisa, and the Mac went on to great things while the Lisa floundered. As a result, it’s tempting to treat the Lisa as merely a footnote in the history of Apple. But as anyone who has used a real [...]
Jef Raskin, the 31st employee at Apple, was tasked with starting the publications department. After getting user manuals for the Apple II out the door, he created the original vision of the Macintosh — an appliance-like computer with a GUI and simple design. After Steve Jobs was sidelined from the Lisa and Apple II groups, [...]
Jacqui Cheng at Ars has put together a nice little slideshow covering the software’s history.
Don Melton has published a little piece on how Apple’s web browser is now a decade old: Ten years ago today, which was actually a Tuesday, Steve Jobs introduced Safari to the public at MacWorld in San Francisco. He links to Macworld 2003 keynote address, in which Steve Jobs demos the browser for the first [...]