A man from New York has found an old Apple computer thought to be 30 years old in his parents’ attic in working order.John Pfaff, a professor at Fordham University School of Law, was shocked to discover his Apple IIe computer gathering dust in his parents’ attic, but was more surprised to find that it still worked after several decades of neglect.Mr Pfaff told Twitter that he felt 10 years old again after loading up old game disks and being sent down memory lane.“My kids thought things were insanely retro when my wife and I played NES Super Mario on the oldest’s Switch,” he said.“Tomorrow morning their definition of retro is going to shift significantly.”Among the video games the professor revealed are Neuromancer and Olympic Decathlon, as well as Adventureland, which resumed where he left the game as a child three decades previous.The professor unearthed a letter written to him from his dad dating back to 1986.“My dad passed away almost … [Read more...] about Man finds working 30-year-old Apple computer in his parent’s attic
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei spoke to foreign reporters this week for the first time since his company concluded a disastrous year of cyber-espionage suspicions, bans by the United States and other governments, and Canada’s arrest of Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, Ren’s daughter. Ren did some damage control for Huawei in his press engagements, striving to project optimism and stressing his corporate independence from the Chinese Communist government.The latter was perhaps Ren’s top order of business. The South China Morning Post on Wednesday quoted him explaining at length why he joined the Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army, a tale that could be summarized as “because I had little choice if I wanted a job”: “I joined the military during China’s Cultural Revolution. At that time, there was chaos almost everywhere, including in agriculture and the industry,” Ren, 74, told reporters at Huawei’s headquarters … [Read more...] about Huawei Founder Praises Communism, Apple Computers, Donald Trump, and Immortality
Business | Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Past Tense Steve Jobs tried to create a manufacturing culture in Silicon Valley. As one former Apple engineer put it, "It wasn't great for business." Workers assembling Macintosh computers at Apple's factory in Fremont, Calif. March. 5, 1984. Credit Credit Terrence McCarthy for The New York Times Supported by ByJohn Markoff Dec. 15, 2018 In 1988, when Jean-Louis Gassée took a close look at Apple’s “highly automated” Macintosh factory in Fremont, Calif., what he saw was not pretty. Mr. Gassée, His experience assembling a Macintosh computer display and then stuffing chips into a computer motherboard is an important part of the story behind the artful language on the iPhone box — “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” After Apple announced a … [Read more...] about Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess.
A spec sheet for Apple’s first computer handwritten by Steve Jobs has been unearthed and is up for auction. It’s expected to fetch up to $60,000. It advertised an Apple-1 computer board for $75. “A real deal,” Jobs wrote on the page. A piece of computer history is up for auction. Bonhams is currently auctioning a yellowed spec sheet and two polaroids from the late ’70s for as much as $60,000. The reason why these old papers could sell for such a rich sum? The spec sheet is handwritten by Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, and it advertised one of Apple’s first computers for $75. “A real deal,” according to the spec sheet. (Working Apple-1 computers now sell for as much as $270,000.) Check it out: source Bonhams The papers were apparently given to a “longtime friend” of Jobs in 1976, the year before Apple released the Apple II, the computer that propelled it to become a major force in the … [Read more...] about A note handwritten by Steve Jobs about how the first Apple computer was ‘a real deal’ at $75 has been unearthed
Christopher Curley, provided by Published 10:07 am PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Hollis Johnson/Business Insider I've grown up with Apple computers my entire life, starting with a model released the year I was born (1986). Apple's design choices have been increasingly hostile to users who want to make even the smallest improvements to their devices themselves. I've decided my current MacBook Pro laptop will be my last; Apple's just not the computer company for me anymore — and they probably agree. For most of my life, I've been more than just an Apple fanboy — I've been an Apple disciple. My first computer was a Macintosh 512Ke, released the year I was born (1986), and I've been using Apple computers ever since. I once got thrown out of a class in fifth grade for pitching a fit when my teacher had the gall to suggest that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates worked together to create the Mac. I was on that level of frankly embarrassing devotion to Apple (and … [Read more...] about I’ve used Apple computers my entire life. Here’s why I’m never buying one again.