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Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr, Helen Teague

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iPhone turns 10!

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The iPhone roll-out began ten years ago in June, 2007. Here is a fun Wired post:

https://www.wired.com/story/iphone-turns-10-how-it-became-the-everything-machine/

and a cool iPhone retrospective video: https://youtu.be/Yi9RElWqixA

Little stock fact: if “one” had purchased Apple stock in 2007, your purchase would have increased 750%, according to Cult of Mac: https://www.cultofmac.com/424259/what-a-1000-investment-in-apple-in-1996-looks-like-today/.  

What is your favorite iPhone moment or iPhone feature or moment?

My Favorite iPhone moment / feature is…  

 

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Happy 37 Apple II

Where were you in 1977?

On this day in 1977, the Apple II computer went on sale, and the PC moved from the garage to the mall. Developed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the Apple II was the first successful mass-produced microcomputer designed for home use. It came standard with 4 kilobytes of memory, game paddles, and a demo cassette with some programs on it. Most people used their televisions as monitors. This occurred in the mists of time before the Internet. When card catalogs ruled research and librarians still sshhushed rowdy students.

The Apple II sold for about $1,300. As a reflection of Moore’s Law, today that same money will buy you an iMac, with 4 gigabytes — one million times the original amount — of memory, a sleek backlit 21-inch monitor, and a 2.7 gigahertz processor.

Happy Birthday Apple II  !!!

Source: The Writer’s Almanac

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Macintosh’s 30th Anniversary and the Super Bowl ad possibility

A ‘1984’ Reader 30 Years Later: A Brief History of Apple’s Instantly Iconic Super Bowl Commercial (Ad Age / Special Report: Super Bowl)
Apple ads may return to the Super Bowl. To commemorate Macintosh’s 30th anniversary, Apple may re-televised airing of the instantly popular “1984” spot during Super Bowl XVII. Click the link for footage of a very young Steve Jobs co-creating the ad back in 1983.

 

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Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

February 25, 2013: Today would have been the 58th birthday of Steve Jobs.

He co-founded Apple Computers, and in a commercial during the Super Bowl in January 1984 he unveiled the Macintosh. The commercial was filled with allusions to George Orwell’s 1984. The Macintosh was the first small computer to catch on with the public that used a graphical user interface, or GUI (sometimes pronounced “gooey”). In the past, computers were run by text-based interfaces, which meant that a person had to type in textual commands or text labels to navigate their computers. But with a graphical user interface, people could simply click on icons instead of typing in hard-to-remember, precise text commands. He said his goal in computers was to “create a bicycle for the mind.”

The graphic user interface revolutionized computers, and it’s on almost all computers today. It’s on a whole lot of other devices as well, like fancy vending machines and digital household appliances and photocopying machines and airport check-in kiosks. And graphical user interface is what’s used with iPods and iPhones. The Writer’s Almanac

If you are reading this post on a laptop, iPad, iPhone, or other computer, thank Steve Jobs.

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