Tag Archive: 1997


Ballmer: Saving Apple in 1997 was ‘craziest thing’ Microsoft ever did

Microsoft infamously invested $ 150 million in archenemy Apple in 1997 as the company was facing bankruptcy right after the return of Steve Jobs, and according to former CEO Steve Ballmer, it was the craziest thing the Windows-maker ever did. Ballmer spends more of his time on the basketball court now than working on the next […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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What browsing Apple.com was like in 1997

  Young Apple fans may not remember the unveiling of the original iMac that put Apple back on the map, but now you can experience what it was like to learn all about the iMac on the World Wide Web…Read more ›

Celebrate Steve Jobs’ life with this amazing video from 1997

Apple co-founder and visionary CEO Steve Jobs passed away three years ago today, at the age of 56. In addition to co-creating the company with Steve Wozniak in 1976, Jobs personally oversaw the creation of the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes…Read more ›

Watch Jony Ive Talk About The Future Of Apple Design Back In 1997 [Video]

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This video of a young Jonathan Ive talking about the design of the famous 20th Anniversary Macintoshi back in 1997 is hypnotic for a number of reasons.

At first, it’s just kind of cute, watching Jony Ive standing next to this bulky plastic all-in-one and talking about it with the same intensity as he would talk about designing the iPhone 5, but then you get sucked in, and despite your first impressions actually starting to appreciate what  [Read More…]

Watch Jony Ive Discuss the 20th Anniversary Mac in 1997 [Video]

Jony Ive in 1997

Many Apple fans love Apple history, and most Apple fans love Jonathan Ive. This amusing video from 1997 combines both, features Jony Ive being Jony Ive as he waxes poetic about the 20th Anniversary Mac, product, design, and experience. Despite being 15 years ago, you could replace “20th Anniversary Mac” with “iMac” or “iPad” and it would be right at home in a modern Apple video (minus the  [Read More…]

Steve at His Best Amazing Q&A Keynote From WWDC 1997

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnO7D5UaDig Many thanks to one of my other early inspirations (and now a friend), Gary Wolf of Wired and Quantified Self, for Tweeting it earlier tonight. Just astounding how much clarity Steve already had about what could and needed to be fixed in the tech industry. All of it and more has now come true. Though iCloud is only starting to match what Steve had with networked storage way back then.