Archive for May of 2007

Hack: The Apple I

May 29, 2007
From Technology Review, this article takes "a look back at the original motherboard: Steve Wozniak's 1976 Apple I."
It begins:
"Before the iPod, the Macintosh, or even the formation of Apple Computer Company on April Fool's Day 1976, there was the Apple I. Designed by Steve "Woz" Wozniak, then an engineer at Hewlett-Packard, it was less a personal computer than the bare essentials of one: the circuit board you see in the image at left is the Apple I (buyers had to hook up their own keyboards, displays, and power supplies). This computer, the very first Apple I made, was first used in a math class at Windsor Junior High School in Windsor, CA, in 1976 and donated to the LO*OP Center, a nonprofit educational organization run by Liza Loop."

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A PowerPC for Your Lap

May 21, 2007
Today we return to the magical Wayback Machine at Archive.org to retrieve another lost nugget. This 1996 article by John Rizzo, discussing the reasons why "The PowerBook 5300c is innovative - for a PowerBook", is originally from Creative Mac.
It begins:
"Remember the scene in "GoldenEye" where 007 nearly blows himself up with a ThinkPad fitted with explosives?
No doubt IBM paid big bucks to get its notebook in the movie, but if the film's producers had followed computer industry news, they would have chosen a PowerBook 5300, the portable that Apple briefly recalled because a couple of lab units burst into flames."

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