Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Six takeaways from that epic Jony Ive profile

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

6 takeaways from that epic…Ive profile Perhaps peaking at $APPL’s 3k SF design nexus reveals too much, esp on watch

Adele Goldberg (computer scientist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Goldberg began working at PARC in 1973 as a laboratory and research assistant, and eventually became manager of the System Concepts Laboratory where she, Alan Kay, and others developed Smalltalk-80, which both developed the object-oriented approach of Simula 67 and introduced a programming environment of overlapping windows on graphic display screens. Not only was Smalltalk’s innovative format simpler to use, it was also customizable and objects could be transferred among applications with minimal effort.[1][2] Goldberg and Kay also were involved in the development of design templates, forerunners of the design patterns commonly used in software design.[3] In 1988 Goldberg left PARC to co-found ParcPlace Systems, a company that created development tools for Smalltalk-based applications.

Supposedly incensed at the “kimono opening”, viz


Apple was already one of the hottest tech firms in the country. Everyone in the Valley wanted a piece of it. So Jobs proposed a deal: he would allow Xerox to buy a hundred thousand shares of his company for a million dollars—its highly anticipated I.P.O. was just a year away—if PARC would “open its kimono.” A lot of haggling ensued. Jobs was the fox, after all, and PARC was the henhouse. What would he be allowed to see? What wouldn’t he be allowed to see? Some at PARC thought that the whole idea was lunacy, but, in the end, Xerox went ahead with it. One PARC scientist recalls Jobs as “rambunctious”—a fresh-cheeked, caffeinated version of today’s austere digital emperor. He was given a couple of tours, and he ended up standing in front of a Xerox Alto, PARC’s prized personal computer.

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Original Time Capsule Documentation from Apple in PDF

Apple, America and a Squeezed Middle Class –

Friday, March 30th, 2012

flexible factories in east Asia, SF dinners with a networth of $69B around the table

Apple, America and a Squeezed Middle Class –

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
flexible factories in east Asia