The Macintosh Apple
The McIntosh apple is a popular apple that is grown in North America, especially in the New England area and south east Canada. This species of apple was named after its founder, John McIntosh who discovered the apple in 1811 on his farm in Ontario, Canada. The apple has a deep red skin which prompted it its official name, the McIntosh Red. The apple is also the most popular apple to be used in applesauce, cider and and pies. In fact, any McIntosh apple that you find today is directly related to the single McIntosh tree found on John McIntoshs farm. John tried to reproduce this wonderful tree in his garden but was unsuccessful; however, John will soon prevail. About twenty five years later he and his son learned about a technique called grafting (which is a way to reproduce a plant with out planting its seeds.) As they learned how to do this, they successfully figured out how to reproduce the McIntosh tree. Now, about 170 years after the first McIntosh tree was found, science had developed a new type of apple. This new kind of apple was also going to be revolutionary. Just as John McIntosh had stumbled upon the apple tree on his farm, Jef Raskin had stumbled on an idea to create a new breed of apple. This new apple would be called the Macintosh--but it wasnt an apple, technically speaking. The Macintosh was a computer, that once fully developed and ready for the public, would ultimate change the way people viewed and used computers.