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Nineteen eighty-four was not like 2014. When Steve Jobs launched the Macintosh, he had to generate excitement about a product — a computer — that was unfamiliar to most people, if not downright scary. His creation would eventually entice them into changing their minds, but first, they had to be intrigued enough to learn about it. 

The Macintosh was new, but the media would have to be old. There were no tech blogs, no Facebook, no Twitter, and certainly no Mac rumor websites. There were no websites at all. So Jobs had to generate his own campaign to tell the world about the computer that he would announce on January 24, 1984, 30 years ago today. 

(via The Macintosh Is 30, and I Was There for Its Birth | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com)

Nineteen eighty-four was not like 2014. When Steve Jobs launched the Macintosh, he had to generate excitement about a product — a computer — that was unfamiliar to most people, if not downright scary. His creation would eventually entice them into changing their minds, but first, they had to be intrigued enough to learn about it.

The Macintosh was new, but the media would have to be old. There were no tech blogs, no Facebook, no Twitter, and certainly no Mac rumor websites. There were no websites at all. So Jobs had to generate his own campaign to tell the world about the computer that he would announce on January 24, 1984, 30 years ago today.

(via The Macintosh Is 30, and I Was There for Its Birth | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com)

nwkarchivist:

Apple’s Macintosh PC Introduced On This Day In 1984
Newsweek January 30, 1984

This probably blew some minds back then: ”To remove an unwanted file, for example, one uses the mouse to drag an icon of a tiny file folder across the screen to an image of a garbage can; to erase the file, one uses the mouse to point to a command to “Empty Trash.” 

nwkarchivist:

Apple’s Macintosh PC Introduced On This Day In 1984

Newsweek January 30, 1984

This probably blew some minds back then: ”To remove an unwanted file, for example, one uses the mouse to drag an icon of a tiny file folder across the screen to an image of a garbage can; to erase the file, one uses the mouse to point to a command to “Empty Trash.” 

If you’ve got an iPhone and use Facebook, go update your app. Facebook just rolled out a super fast new version—5.0—that is built as an actual iOS application, not HTML5.

If you’ve got an iPhone and use Facebook, go update your app. Facebook just rolled out a super fast new version—5.0—that is built as an actual iOS application, not HTML5.

Apple Store currently down while the company announces a new slate of MacBooks, software, etc.

Apple Store currently down while the company announces a new slate of MacBooks, software, etc.

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And here’s the spec sheet for the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display

This is happening now. We’re watching here.

shortformblog:

And here’s the spec sheet for the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display

This is happening now. We’re watching here.

After a thorough, independent investigation found significant issues with working conditions at three factories in China operated by Apple’s major supplier Foxconn, the Fair Labor Association secured groundbreaking commitments that will reduce working hours to legal limits while protecting pay, improve health and safety conditions, establish a genuine voice for workers, and will monitor on an ongoing basis to verify compliance. The nearly month-long investigation found excessive overtime and problems with overtime compensation; several health and safety risks; and crucial communication gaps that have led to a widespread sense of unsafe working conditions among workers.
The report on Apple’s (and other tech companies) Chinese manufacturer is in! And it’s not pretty. Changes afoot. [h/t ProducerMatthew]
Until consumers demand better conditions in overseas factories — as they did for companies like Nike and Gap, which today have overhauled conditions among suppliers — or regulators act, there is little impetus for radical change.
Well, there you have it tumblr. Until you—yes, YOU—demand better conditions for the people toiling away building your MacBooks, iPhones, and iPads, nothing will drastically change. You can start by signing this petition. Or this one. And if you haven’t read the Times piece on the factory conditions in China, read it.
Newsflash: everyone is biased. The people who try to hide that bias are the ones you really have to worry about.
Tech blogger (and general partner at CrunchFund) MG Siegler writing on the success of Apple (it’s Q4 earnings were…explosive) and noting how investing so much time in one company has finally paid off for Apple-focused bloggers the world over.