Apple's greatest hits under Steve Jobs
Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:34 AM
The Cube might be the Marmite of Macintoshes. I loved mine. Still my favorite Mac ever. Mind you, I picked it up refurb after the price had dropped, so it was only around $1K. At that price, a great computer. At the original price, an overpriced Jewell.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:04 AM
Jobs led the Macintosh team. It was isolated from the Apple II/III people and the Lisa group. One of the reasons Jobs was fired was because he kept pouring money into the Macintosh, which wasn't making money, while neglecting the "core business," the Apple II series (IIe, //c, IIGS), which made all the money.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:34 AM
Where's the original Mac? Jobs took over a project that was started by Jef Raskin. But Steve was the driving force behind the gestation and birth of the original Mac.
The Mac team wore T-Shirts that said: "working 100 [hours per week] and loving it!"
A top independent programmer, at the time, said (paraphrased): Every computer [and program] to come will stand on the shoulders of the Mac.
Steve Schwartz a very good and experienced programmer -- tore some pages from the Mac HIG* and nailed them to the wall of his cubicle.
* Mac Human Interface Guidelines
Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:48 AM
I can't wait till they release the next great Mac (Steve Jobs) Item. The new Mac Flat Screen TV. It has a built in computer with all electronic everything. No more spinning disk drive. You'll be able to do everything you do with your computer now right on your TV. With PIP you can split the screen in half for TV and Computer or place the TV or computer in any corner. iTunes with a click of your remote. You can watch a movie in seconds.It will come in 40 inch, 50 and 60 inch screens. Built in BlueRay/DVD player recorder, that works with either the Computer or TV. Mac's new voice recognition, works right through the remote control. The remote has a small LED screen so you can set it to and from TV and computer with small useable keyboard. But most commands will be through voice recognition. NO ONE will have anything like it. One of the greatest things this TV/Computer will have is called Windows Of The World. You will be able to bring hundreds of cameras from around the world right into your home. When your in screen saver mode you can pick up to 10 cameras from around the world. These cameras that will show you in real time what's happening around the world. England/London, France/Paris, Japan, China,India with Apples Windows Of The World it will bring the world live right into your home.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:02 AM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:26 AM
I think some would argue that the Mac is really Jef Raskin's product and Jobs took it away from him when the Lisa flopped.