The second personal computer I ever owned was an Apple II, with no floppy drive. I bought it, along with a small color TV, from my close friend Robert Trammel while we were both living in Houston sometime around 1980.We had already spent hours together programming on it, then carefully (though not always successfully) saving [...]
Back on May 22nd, I ordered an Apple iPad (3GS, 64GB) in the full expectation of being able to use AT&T $30/month unlimited data access plan. It was scheduled to ship on June 9th and arrive here in Colorado around the 15th. However, today AT&T announced that this plan would go away on June 7th, [...]
Click on the image (or this link) to get SiliconValley.com’s full story on how Apple has prospered since 2000. In those ten years, Apple’s market capitalization (the share price multiplied by the number of shares issued) has grown from $5.2 billion to $224.3 billion. Of US corporations, only Exxon Mobil and Microsoft have a higher [...]
Ever notice how those (bogus) ads that appear in Facebook or on blogs always claim that you have just won or will otherwise be given free the latest and greatest Apple products? You know, iPod, iPod Touch, MacBook, iPhone? Yep, the iPad has joined the list. So, when was the last time you saw one [...]
Here’s the latest product announcement from Apple: Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard Did I mention that this was from The Onion? I suspect this is an older video, but I hadn’t seen it before. ..bruce w..
In case you did not happen to be within 3 miles of an Apple fan today, Friday July 11th was THE day, the holy day when Jobs the Magnificent would allow the faithful to purchase some really nice hardware, namely the second generation / 3G iPhone. But, boys and girls, this is instead a lesson [...]
Some people read The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs because it’s funny, clever and pointed. Fair enough. However, buried among the rants and tap-dancing are some profoundly cogent observations on the convergence industries: electronics, software, entertainment, telecom, and information. Case in point is the observation that “Steve” makes on where the music industry finds itself: [...]
[UPDATED 06/30/07 - 0832 MDT] Ah, I love geeks. A day after the iPhone is released, here’s a heavily photographed step-by-step dissection of one (“We did it, so you don’t have to”). Many years ago, when I was writing for Macworld, I interviewed the Apple product manager in charge of System 7.0, the Macintosh operating [...]