While the Mac world is worked up about OS X Mavericks, Thomas Brand looks back at Mac OS X 10.1.
Category Archives: Apple History
Andrew Webster: Despite its humble name, the Homebrew Computer Club holds a special place in computing history. Started in 1975, the club was a place where hackers and hobbyists could get together, and it attracted some of the brightest minds in the industry, from Steve Wozniak to Ted Nelson. It’s the place where Wozniak and […]
Any regular reader of 512 will know that I’m a huge fan of Apple history. From old software to weird, now-obsolete hardware, I find the company’s past to be fascinating. Back in April, I got to visit the Apple Pop-Up Museum, getting a behind-the-scenes tour of what would prove to be a successful — yet […]
System 7 was crazy.
Linus Edwards, writing about the rumored iPhone 5C, in context of the design of past Apple products: I wonder if these new colorful iPhones, along with the more colorful iOS 7, is a signal that Apple is transitioning into another colorful phase, similar to that of the late 90s. I always found it strange how […]
A gross slideshow of some cool tower Macs.
YouTube at its finest, perhaps. via MacStories
If you want a Lisa with 5.25-inch floppy drives, the bidding starts at $20,000.
In digging around Apple’s PR site for yesterday’s piece, I came across this article: CUPERTINO, California—December 5, 2000—Apple® today announced that it has experienced significantly slower than expected sales during October and November, which will result in revenues and earnings for its quarter ending December 30, 2000 being substantially below expectations. The company expects to […]
At Macworld in January 1999, Apple announced the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White). From 1997 to 1999, Apple had been shipping a Power Macintosh with a G3, but this new, colorful machine a much more forward-thinking rig. In addition to an all-new case that was easily opened for upgrades and maintenance, the machine added […]
If I ever score a TAM, I’ll know how to replace the logic board. Not that I’d be able to find the parts … or take a screwdriver to one of these machines.
Here’s the poster: And here’s the poster, with proper punctuation: If this lack of attention to detail is going to be present in the movie, my inner Siracusa is going to need to do more than lie down. image via The Loop
The whole thing is worth reading, but this part jumped out at me: Every time we improved the Macintosh, year by year by year, it got closer to what the Lisa had been. We didn’t get the Lisa back until we got OS X from NeXT. Once we had OS X, that was the Lisa! […]
If you’ve got a Newton and a Mac running Snow Leopard or later, your life just got a lot easier.
Thomas Brand: OS X Mavericks wasn’t the first Apple product with a California code name. Just off the top of my head I can think of at least three other Apple products that were inspired by California with a codename to match.