Archive for June of 2006

This Week in Apple History

June 30, 2006
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The July 1 - 10 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "Hello Cat, So Long Gil, Goodbye Cube".

July 1 - 10: Hello Cat, So Long Gil, Goodbye Cube

Coolest Use of a Macintosh - Ever.

June 28, 2006
This one was featured in VAN a few years back, but is really worth another look by our new readers. Check out this wooden mirror by Daniel Rozin, controlled by a Macintosh 8600 AV. This is mouth-hanging-open cool! (It doesn't take much to make our mouths to hang open) What is a wooden mirror? Unbelievable, that's what!

See it here:
Wooden Mirror

Apple's Troubled Times

June 23, 2006
Rounding out the week is this article from the September 1985 issue of Creative Computing Magazine by Owen W. Linzmayer. It begins:
"On May 31, citing declining sales and the need to cut costs, Apple president John Sculley announced a company-wide reorganization that cost the jobs of 1200 employees and forced charismatic co-founder Steve Jobs to relinquish most of his responsibility for day-to-day operations. While it is far too early to tell if the reorganization will prove successful, my belief is that it can only help."

Read More:
Apple's troubled times, amazing II products, contest winners, color Mac coming?

This Week in Apple History

June 21, 2006
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The June 21 - 30 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "Bill Gates Offers To Help License Mac OS".

June 21 - 30: Bill Gates Offers To Help License Mac OS

Homebrew and How the Apple Came To Be

June 19, 2006
This 1984 article, by Steve Wozniak, was originally published in "Digital Deli; The Comprehensive, User-Lovable Menu of Computer Lore, Culture, Lifestyles and Fancy by The Lunch Group & Guests", and is online at Atariarchives.com. It begins:
"Without computer clubs there would probably be no Apple computers. Our club in the Silicon Valley, the Homebrew Computer Club, was among the first of its kind. It was in early 1975, and a lot of tech-type people would gather and trade integrated circuits back and forth. You could have called it Chips and Dips. We had similar interests and we were there to help other people, but we weren't official and we weren't formal. Our leader, Lee Felsenstein, who later designed the Osborne computer, would get up at every meeting and announce the convening of 'the Homebrew Computer Club which does not exist' and everyone would applaud happily."


Read more:
Homebrew and How the Apple Came To Be

This Week in Apple History

June 14, 2006
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The June 14 - 20 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "Lisa Born, Sculley Out, Spindler In, eWorld Now".

June 14 - 20: Lisa Born, Sculley Out, Spindler In, eWorld Now

Seattle Mascot Shelter Puts Dogcow to Sleep

June 13, 2006
A humourous 1998 article by Andy Yatter on the MacOpinion site.

"Put down the trademark slowly and step away from the penguin, or the dogcow gets it. I know that it wasn't an intentional rip-off, but why use a penguin in QuickTime 3? Apple already has a serviceable mascot in Clarus the Dogcow. Why use another that's similar to Tux the Penguin of Linux fame?"

Read more:
Seattle Mascot Shelter Puts Dogcow to Sleep (Free the Penguin)

This Week in Apple History

June 07, 2006
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The June 7 - 13 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "The Woz Marries, Switcher Campaign Starts, IE Ended".

June 7 - 13: The Woz Marries, Switcher Campaign Starts, IE Ended

A2 News and Notes

June 05, 2006
The May, 2006 issue of the A2 News and Notes Newsletter for Apple II fans has been posted by Howard Katz!
This issue:
* Old Hardware Made New, Redux
* Hardware-emulated Apple II
* Apple II Internet
* CFFA News
* Moving In Reverse
* Making Music
* VGA Support
* KFest
* Software News
* Emulation News
* SignOff

A2 News and Notes

This Week in Apple History

June 01, 2006
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The June 1 - 6 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "Capps Leaves Apple For Microsoft, eMac Goes Public".

June 1 - 6: Capps Leaves Apple For Microsoft, eMac Goes Public