Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Lets talk a bit about apple and it history and the revolutionary of this
gigantic electronics corporation of well known products such as
Apple i-pod nano and the slimmest computer ever which is Mac Air(2008)
Dont wrote to much said my teachers because reader dont want
to read they want to know.


Pre-foundation of apple

Steve Wozniak was an electronics hackers before he co-founded apple.As a kid Steve Wozniak
was so obsessed in mathematical ponderings,his mother would have to shake him to back to reality.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were known as outcasts while they were in high school; by 1975,each
had dropped out of college (Reed and Berkeley College).Wozniak found a job at Hewlett-Packard and helped his friend Steve Jobs design video games for Atari. Wozniak had been buying computer time on a variety of minicomputers hosted by Call Computer, a time-sharing firm run by Alex Kamradt. The computer terminals available at that time were primarily paper-based; thermal printers like the Texas Instruments Silent 700 were state of the art at the time. Wozniak had seen a 1975 issue of Popular Electronics magazine on how to build your own computer terminal. Using off-the-shelf parts, Wozniak designed the Computer Conversor, a 24-line by 40-column, uppercase-only video teletype that he could use to log on to the minicomputers at Call Computer. Alex Kamradt commissioned the design and sold a small number of them through his firm.
Aside from their interest in up-to-date technology, the impetus for "the two Steves" seems to have had another source. In his essay From Satori to Silicon Valley (published 1986), cultural historian Theodore Roszak made the point that the Apple Computer emerged from within the West Coast counterculture and the need to produce print-outs, letter labels, and databases. Roszak offers a bit of background on the development of the two Steves’ prototype models.
The very first Apple Computer logo, drawn byRonald Wayne, depicts Isaac Newton under an apple tree.

On June 12, 2005 at Stanford University's 2005 Commencement Address Jobs said, "When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions."[1]
In 1975, Wozniak started attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club. New microcomputers such as the Altair 8800 and the IMSAI inspired him to build a microprocessor into his video teletype and have a complete computer.
The Apple logo in 1976 created by Rob Janoff with the rainbow color theme used until 1998.

At the time the only microcomputer CPUs generally available were the US$179 Intel 8080, and the US$170 Motorola 6800. Wozniak preferred the 6800, but both were out of his price range. So he watched, and learned, and designed computers on paper, waiting for the day he could afford a CPU.
When MOS Technology released its US$20 6502 chip in 1976, Wozniak wrote a version of BASIC for it, then began to design a computer for it to run on. The 6502 was designed by the same people who designed the 6800, as many in Silicon Valley left employers to form their own companies. Wozniak's earlier 6800 paper-computer needed only minor changes to run on the new chip.
Wozniak completed the machine and took it to Homebrew Computer Club meetings to show it off. At the meeting, Wozniak met his old friend Jobs, who was interested in the commercial potential of the small hobby machines(apple).

Apple Powerbook went kaboomm in London Office!!!

Laptops don't explode much. When they do, it's usually rather on the spectacular side. Rather spectacular, therefore, were the scenes in the London office of an unnamed marketing company the other day, when an Apple Powerbook went KABOOM.

First, it started smoking, and the laptop's user called the IT manager. It stopped, and he picked it up, but when he put it back down again it suddenly went BANG, caught fire and started shooting sparks everywhere. After evacuating the office, he returned to the laptop to find six-foot flames shooting out of it. He hit the fire alarm, and legged it.

After a fire marshall showed up, he used most of a fire extinguisher on the burning wreck, which calmed it down temporarily, but as soon as he stopped, it started flaming again, just as vigorously as before, with the inside red hot and glowing. They then waited for the fire department to show up.

Apple is checking the serial number to see whether it was part of the series whose batteries were recalled a few years back. If not, it could prompt another recall, but it's just as well that this was in an office. In an empty flat, or a car or plane, things could have been a lot worse.

Directly read from the site :http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1051166/macbook-explodes-london-office

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