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Pearly Gates
Oh, and, I may have to hand in my Dedicated Follower of Apple card after this, but thanks are due to spyinthehaus for pointing me to this. OMG I <3 g33k boys!!!

Off to re-read Pirates of Silicon Valley slash now.

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offensive_mango From: offensive_mango Date: January 18th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy cow.

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j4 From: j4 Date: January 18th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the preppy ones you have to watch, y'know.
strange_powers From: strange_powers Date: January 18th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unbelievable! Gates strikes like a ninja with a 5 1/2" floppy, before reclining to admire his death-dealing handiwork.
brrm From: brrm Date: January 18th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, there's a card?
(Note to self: need more Apple geek t-shirts/badges/other paraphernalia. Maybe.) I've told you about Susan Kare t-shirts already, haven't I?

Early iSteve pictures are much better, surely? ;-)
Perhaps not.
j4 From: j4 Date: January 18th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
You had told me about Susan Kare t-shirts, but I had lost the link, so thank you! There isn't really a card, but you can have a Grappler card or something similarly useless from the Apple ][ if you want to convert that...

iSteve is indeed sexy, but, well, non digna sum.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: January 18th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Goodness, I didn't expect to see P.J. O'Rourke hanging out with those freewheeling anarchohippies at Apple.
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From: besskeloid Date: January 18th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
They deserve each other.
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From: besskeloid Date: January 19th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I am. I just don't like anybody.
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From: besskeloid Date: January 19th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Iaiaian, I think you've taken me, well, mindlessly literally.
j4 From: j4 Date: January 19th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Take it outside, guys!
ewx From: ewx Date: January 18th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
lnr From: lnr Date: January 18th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
me: "have you seen these?"
rjk: "yes, once was *quite* enough"
hairyears From: hairyears Date: January 19th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Bluescreen No Sucky Sucky


burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: January 19th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)
What is Mark E. Smith doing lounging over that 8086 system?
brrm From: brrm Date: January 19th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
And, as has been pointed out in the original thread:

j4 From: j4 Date: January 19th, 2005 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Ye-es, there seemed to be some controversy over that, on the grounds that the Mac came out in '84 but the picture is allegedly '83. My guess would be that the picture's "circa 1983" is actually more like 1984, but you may know different -- when were prototypes available? Would Bill have been likely to have one?

God, that sleepy smile of his is really freaky when you can only see a corner of it like that. I think I've gone off him now.
brrm From: brrm Date: January 19th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's quite possible he had a prototype - folklore.org implies they were planning to give a standalone prototype to M$ in the autumn of 1981.

This page on folklore.org is an interesting read, too.

But the upshot is yes, M$ would have had several prototypes before release in order to develop software.
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