Fourteen years ago Apple introduced the very first generation of the iPod on October 23, 2001. "1,000 songs in your pocket" It was priced at US$399 for 5GB of storage. iTunes 2, Mac OS X 10.1, the 600 Mhz iBook and iDVD2 were also featured on their website that day. The New York Times quote seems a tad hyperbolic in hindsight.
The Apple community has lost an engaged booster for their brick and mortar retail stores. Gary Allen traveled the world and took us readers along for the ride. His was the very best site to visit if you wanted to geek out on the new designs as they opened in places near and far.
I had a bad feeling when he decided to end his run months ago. When you visit the url since then, you are greeted by the text above. Please come back later, indeed. Thanks so very much for the many hours of engaging content you shared with us. I hope someday to see your words and images online, to experience once more the clear joy of it.
You will be missed.
Welcome to the first Apple Way back Machine post. I've been a Mac user since 1992, and closely followed their many successes while working for an Authorized Service Provider between 1998 and 2012. I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the quirky things that made it so much fun to follow Apple. In the summer of 2000, this was how Apple solicited interested parties to apply for a job. I don't remember seeing this back then, but it strikes me as exactly right for the time.
Can you imagine the Apple of today seeking employees this way?
Indeoo announced today that they have been acquired. "We’re very excited to announce that Indeeo has been acquired by Autodesk, and that iDraw is now Autodesk Graphic." I've got a bad feeling about this development. We'll have to wait and see what changes now that Autodesk owns the app. My gut tells me to expect some sort of subscription as is all the rage these days. The new about page gave me a reason to be concerned. Why would they put the collection of data setting in the about page?