>> Postings for April 2012
Mon, 16 Apr 2012
Greetings, fellow charter members of The Post-PC Generation! God, can you even remember what it was like back in the pre-Post-PC days? I came across a photo of myself from olden times and I was sitting in front of something with a screen and a keyboard and a mouse. I was wearing these ridiculous bellbottom dungarees and a Swatch watch and crazy-stupid-big sideburns. I couldn’t even believe it was me!
Yeah, I’m still kind of struggling with this whole concept, and Apple’s only made things worse in the two years since it introduced the iPad and gave us all a new buzzphrase. During the media event for the new iPad, Tim Cook referred to the iPhone and the iPod touch as “post-PC devices”.
Andy Ihnatko | Read more...
Mon, 02 Apr 2012
Wayne Ronald Gerald Wayne is the pretty much unknown co-founder of Apple Computer, quite rightly over-shadowed by the two Steves: Jobs and Wozniak. Wayne worked with Steve Jobs at Atari, and was a pivotal figure in Apple’s incorporation. He designed and drew Apple’s first logo (not the good one, the one showing Sir Isaac Newton under an apple tree), composed the original Apple partnership agreement, and wrote the Apple I manual. His principal duties were for Mechanical Engineering and Documentation.
Jobs was impressed that “amazing” Wayne had started his own company, selling slot machines, and wanted him to give Apple some “adult supervision”.
Simon Jary | Read more...