A brief excerpt of an ABC interview with Apple's CEO discusses Apple's penchant for keeping things under wraps, and touches on sapphire and NSA surveillance.
guest post Dave Winer's ThinkTank outliner was among the first wave of Macintosh software products. It was love at first sight, but Winer believes the Mac stopped short of where it could have gone.
"The best thing to happen to the Mac in last 10 years was iOS," says Bud Tribble, Apple's vice president of software technology and a member of the original Mac team.
guest post Six months after watching Apple's 1984 Super Bowl commercial, the 19-year-old future Salesforce.com CEO was a summer intern at Apple writing a sample game, "Raid on Armonk."
guest post Former Apple executive Jean Louis Gassée takes a nostalgic look at the Mac's historic launch and promises -- not to be confused with the hard struggle later on the battlefield.
After developing 1-2-3, the first popular spreadsheet for the IBM PC and compatibles, Lotus hoped history might repeat when it came to the Mac. But Lotus Jazz for the Mac failed to deliver.
guest post Sculley stood behind the curtain with Steve Jobs moments before Jobs was to go on stage. Jobs was terrified, Sculley says, but once he took the stage, his presentation mastery took over.
Macintosh marketing chief Mike Murray hoped that businesses would abandon their IBM PCs to join the revolution, but it proved to be more difficult than imagined.
Few in the public may be familiar with Smith's work, but colleagues say this brilliant engineer's importance to the Mac is akin to what Woz meant to the first Apple computers.
It began as a rage against the machine. But how did Apple's ads help the Mac be seen as ultimately not part of the machine? Or did the ads matter not so much at all?