Tag: andy hertzfeld

The strategies and challenges involved in developing new programming languages such as Swift

WWDC 2014 was unquestionably one of the best Apple events in years. While there were no hardware announcements, developers and Apple enthusiasts at large were treated to a two hour event chock-full of surprises, not the least of which was the introduction of an entirely new programming language ...

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Apple employee badges from 1984

In addition to helping digitize Steve Jobs' now famous Mac introduction, former Apple employee Scott Knaster recently posted this photo depicting old Apple employee badges, providing us with an interesting trip down memory lane in the process. For all you Apple history buffs out there, take note of...

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Never-before-seen video of Steve Jobs and the original Mac team demoing the Mac in public for the first time

Thirty years ago last Friday, Steve Jobs unveiled the Mac at Apple's annual shareholders meeting. In light of this momentous anniversary, a never-before-seen video has emerged showcasing Jobs, just a few days later, demoing the Mac to a public audience for the first time. Harry McCracken of Time ...

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Woz, Kottke, Hertzfeld discuss the 'Jobs' movie

John Vink, who was an Apple engineer between 1996 and 2012, managed to grab three of the people portrayed in the 2013 movie Jobs for a long discussion about the movie and Steve Jobs. It's an episode of John Wants Answers with Daniel Kottke, Andy Hertzfeld and Steve Wozniak. Kottke was a friend of...

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Andy Hertzfeld unhappy with Mac Pro update

Andy Hertzfeld, original Macintosh co-creator turned Google engineer, blasted Apple for its Mac Pro update. Hertzfeld said he was deeply disappointed "with the meagre (sic), lame update that was silently bequeathed to the Mac Pro today." Apple didn't touch on the Mac Pro during the keynote and ...

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Google+ design credited to original Macintosh team member Andy Hertzfeld

You may have heard about Google+, the hot new sharing product from Google that went official today, and it sounds cool (sounds cool, but remember how cool Wave and Buzz sounded? Let's just say we're reserving excitement so far). But one exciting thing about the new project is how cool and smo...

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Found Footage: The Story of Macintosh

Denver-area Mac consultant Mike Kimble is no stranger to Apple; he worked at an Apple reseller prior to the introduction of the Mac in 1984, and he's been involved with Macs and other Apple products ever since. Mike recently found several old Apple tapes that were sent to his business back around...

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Welcome to Macintosh to air on CNBC on January 4th, 2010

If you missed Macworld Expo 2009 in San Francisco last January, then you probably missed the premiere showing of Welcome to Macintosh, an indie documentary that provides an intimate look at Apple's history. It's been shown at different times and places over the past year, and you can also buy it fr...

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Mac founding-fathers appear at Welcome to Macintosh screening

This year at Macworld 2009, two documentary films about the Mac held screenings. While we didn't have anyone on-site at MacHEADS, a few of us were fortunate enough to attend Thursday night's screening of Welcome to Macintosh. Welcome to Macintosh, a documentary by Josh Rizzo and Rob Baca, chronicl...

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Found Footage: Andy Hertzfeld at Google

Andy Hertzfeld, the first Mac programmer ever, was recently at Google's New York City offices (which they keep very dark it would seem). He was there to give a talk about his book, Revolution in the Valley (which is based on his website Folklore.org). Oddly enough, the talk found its way onto ...

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