Category Archives: Macintosh

After Thirty Years, Macworld Fades into the Night

Yesterday Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 line along with the Apple Watch. This latest iPhone brings the largest number of enhancements of any new model ever released, while the Apple Watch might just be the beginning of the proliferation of … Continue reading

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A Rare Glimpse of a Memorial Apple Prototype Display at frog

This morning I was chatting with folks in one of my long-time IRC hang-outs, DALnet’s #macintosh channel, as I have done most days over the past 15 years. While there, another regular, Dan Lieberman, revealed to me that he used … Continue reading

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Apple Shows Its True Colors in Recent Mac Video

Upon returning to Apple in 1997, Steve Jobs set forth to pull the company back from the brink and turn it into the most influential company in the world. And in the course of his 14 year (second) reign, he … Continue reading

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Susan Kare’s EG 2014 Talk – I Spy Something Familiar…

The other day I was listening to my favorite podcast, RetroMacCast, during lunch at my office desk (which is my routine) when John & John made me aware of a 20-minute presentation given at EG 2014 by legendary digital artist … Continue reading

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MacDouble D-D: Two Internal Floppies for the Original Macintosh

I was just flipping through an A+ magazine (looking for a particular Apple ad that I recall) when I stumbled across a writeup detailing an unusual aftermarket modification to the original Macintosh. I recall, upon first seeing the article and … Continue reading

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Susan Kare and Burrell Smith Talk Macintosh

The Macintosh recently turned thirty, and surrounding this milestone in the iconic (pardon) machine’s history, several presentation videos and unused promotional commercials featuring the people behind the Mac have come to light. Two in particular stand out to me. The … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday, Macintosh

On this day 30 years ago, the computer that arguably changed the world was announced. The Macintosh, fathered by Steve Jobs and his eclectic, rag tag team of engineers fueled by pineapple pizza, came into the world, and computing has … Continue reading

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Susan Kare Gives Kutcher the 32×32 Treatment

So, what do you think? Susan Kare, who designed the icons and fonts for the original Macintosh, also created 32×32 pixel micro-portraits of the Macintosh team, at their request, back in the early ’80s. One team member who definitely did … Continue reading

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Susan Kare’s 32×32 Pixels of Steve Jobs…On My Flesh and Forever

I got my first geek / tech tattoo back in 2007. I decided to go for an icon that captured both gaming and the element of retro: the ubiquitous Space Invader. I put a call out for opinions on just … Continue reading

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Wait — Not Another Apple Podcast?!

Oh, dear lordy, no!! Yes, in fact, it’s true. But it’s not not another Apple podcast — it’s the Not Another Apple Podcast?! The podcast in question is a twice-a-month show hosted by myself and computer historian David Greelish of … Continue reading

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