Behind the Scenes of Aperture Development

Apple’s now-defunct Aperture Remember Apple’s Aperture, the professional photo processing app that eventually got abandoned? Here is a moving and fascinating story from one of the QA engineers who worked on the development team. This is a must-read if you are looking for behind the scenes details of Apple's history. Aperture: Senior QA (2004-2005) –... Continue Reading →

Version Museum

Here is something really cool, the Version Museum. Of particular interest, Apple's homepage. Fascinating is the change from 1997 to 1998: it suddenly turn to being a product only homepage. Apple today still use many of the structure elements they used back then. The Version Museum makes me think about the fact that, in the... Continue Reading →

30 Years Ago: HyperCard Was Born.

HyperCard Home View Sweet memories. 30 years ago: HyperCard was born. HyperCard was revolutionary, it was a novel tool for the mind. I remember that time. I was at university doing my degree in computer science. When I told one of my teacher about what Apple was launching, he was in awe. HyperCard Manual This... Continue Reading →

Apple IIe Working After 30 Years

This is insane, someone found an Apple IIe in an attic in his parent's house. It was sitting there for 30 years. He turned it on. And it worked. Follow the Twitter thread here. My interests in computers started with this computer. That was in 1982 in a computer lab at my school. Time sure... Continue Reading →

What Was the Weather Like in 536 ?

From this fascinating article: Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’: A mysterious fog plunged Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia into darkness, day and night—for 18 months. "For the sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, during the whole year," wrote Byzantine historian Procopius. Temperatures in the... Continue Reading →

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