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founded by Steve Jobs and Steve
Wozniak. origins from the Homebrew Computer Club. both were
once employed by Atari.
Steve Jobs programmed Breakout. the Woz later went on to promote the _Us
Until Jobs and Wozniak created the
Apple personal computer, cyberian
computer exploration was limited to the clunky and essentially unusable Altair
brand. It appealed to the soldering iron kinds of hackers,''
explains Dan, "but not the spiritual kind.'' So the very invention of the personal
computer, then, was in some ways psychedelics-influenced.
Maybe that's why they called it Apple: the fruit of forbidden knowledge brought
down to the hands of the consumer through the garage of a Reid College acid
head? In any case, the Apple gave computing power and any associated spiritual
insights to the public and, most important, to their children.
Rushkoff - _Cyberia: Life In The Trenches Of Hyperspace_
- the original Apple I was priced at $666. "the
forbidden fruit of knowledge".
- Apple II
- funky acid
jazz track _Green
by New Jersey Kings off of _Stratosphere Breakdown_ 12"x2 on Acid
- release _Green Screen_ 12" by Computor Rockers
on Breakin' #029 (2001)
- a1 - _Green Screen_ MP3 (192k)
- a2 - _Microprocessor (Remix)_
- a3 - _Level Select_
- b1 - _Computer Science_
- b2 - _Lunar
- b3 - _Get Ready_
- Apple IIE
- Apple IIC
- IDM track _Datacubes_ MP3 (vK)
by Benge off of _Silicon
Valleys_ CD on Quartermass #103 (1999)
- cover depicts Apple IIe, telephone,
set, & adding machine
- sample: "after seven steps of purification, we
have the protein and water
solution, which we can keep for many weeks to months prior to putting it
into our data cubes."
- alternative metal track _Point & Click_ MP3 (192k)
by Tomahawk off of s/t on Ipecac (2001)
- members: Duane Denison of Jesus
Lizard on guitar, John Stanier of Helmet on drums,
bassist from Melvins, and Mike Patton on vocals
- Tech News - Apple Imac Imovie digital
movie making news feature (quicktime)
featuring Sinbad, Jennifer
Jason Leigh, Gregory Hines
techno track _Macman_
by Marcin Czubala off of _Video Game_ 12" on Input-Output,
- film _Independence Day_ (vhs/ntsc)(1996)
into alien mothership with a Mac
- _1984_ commercial (quicktime)
- Ellen Fleiss "make the switch" ad (quicktime)
- according to her, she wasn't on pot. but she
was on prescription....
- Liza Richardson "make the switch" ad (quicktime)
- Liza Richardson is a house dj on "The Drop", a show
on KCRW in Santa Monica
- John Bender - expatriate - "make the switch"
spoof on switching to Canada (quicktime)
- _HAL And The Year 2000_ commercial (quicktime)
The Apple II was essentially the
first and last retail computer designed by a single person. Woz was a programmer
and an electrical
engineer, and he was able to decide what functions should be designed into the
hardware. If he wanted something that would be too cumbersome for the software,
he could add hardware. He had the entire design in his head, and he controlled
every feature and every compromise. )
According to Sadie
Plant, in her book _Zeros
And Ones_, Alan
Turing commited suicide by eating an apple that was laced with cyanide (but
this might have been unintentional as apparently he was notioriously bad at
washing his hands after scientific experiments) and, he was found dead with
an apple with a couple of "bytes" taken out of it, and since the rainbow is
the symbol for homosexuality, which is why he was harrassed into suicide, the
rainbow apple with bytes missing for the Apple Mac symbol is actually a homage
- Christopher Knight aka Peter Brady - Where Are They
Now: After the Brady Bunch was cancelled he did voice over work for The Brady
He then entered the computer world, working with a company that made peripheral
devices for the MacIntosh computer.
- Apple Computer is the only computer manufacturer that
has employed a future monarch. Queen Rania of Jordan worked in marketing
at both Apple and Citibank before marrying then Prince Abdullah.
- The infamous 1984 Macintosh advertisement [quicktime],
televised at halftime during the Super Bowl, depicting an Orwellian society
run on IBM PC's smashed by the "insanely
great" GUI based computing of the Mac. the ad ran 11 minutes (?)
and was never shown again. directed by Ridley
Scott (director of _Blade
- "You watch television to turn your brain
off and you work on your computer when you want to turn
your brain on." -- Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer and Pixar,
in Macworld Magazine, February 2004
of tv movie _Pirates Of Silicon
Valley_ re: the early years of Apple Computer and Microsoft
Anthony Michael Hall does a
great job as Bill
Gates and Noah Wiley is good as Steve Jobs.
Jobs and Woz
were hippies. scenes include an acid
trip where Jobs thinks he's in a field of flowers conducting classical
Woz and Captain Crunch use blue
after Gates repeatedly gets
his way even though Jobs gets it done first, Jobs exclaims: "we're better!
we have better stuff!". to which Gates replies: "you still
don't get it do you? that doesn't matter..."