steve wozniak on MWSF - could it be a hint to new HW?

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  • Reply 20 of 55
    algolalgol Posts: 833member
    I would rather apple release the PowerMac 970 at the current price points. No one can afford a 10k computer right now. I do, however, agree that something big is coming this MWSF. But don't get your hopes to high. I'll be happy with 1.5Ghz Powermacs with 200mhz bus's and upgraded iMacs.
  • Reply 22 of 55
    bigcbigc Posts: 1,224member
    oh, god, the IIfx comes to mind
  • Reply 23 of 55
    Has anyone thought that Woz might be doing this because he is a little short on cash... working the extra job so he can buy little Timmy a new iPod?
  • Reply 24 of 55
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    [quote]Originally posted by curiousuburb:

    <strong>



    yes, but you're zero years old for your first year until you complete a solar cycle.



    it will be the "twenty sixth year of life", but the Mac will be 25 (and change) during '03</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I'd like to point out that the Mac was introduced in 1984, and the project started in 1979.



    Apple will be 25 and change up until what, April Fools?
  • Reply 25 of 55
    krassykrassy Posts: 595member
    [quote]Originally posted by browncow:

    <strong>Has anyone thought that Woz might be doing this because he is a little short on cash... working the extra job so he can buy little Timmy a new iPod?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    as far as i heard woz didn't do much things for apple nowadays but he's still "officially working" at apple and therefor gets his regular money from there - there's really no need for him to try to get some x-tra money...
  • Reply 26 of 55
    algolalgol Posts: 833member
    [quote]Originally posted by curiousuburb:

    i can't believe nobody's sussed this out yet,

    it's practically scripted... just stand on the tape and smile at the camera on cue



    MWSF: part original apple reunion, part loyalty reward (got to be some 25-year staffers), part what's next in apple's second quarter century



    [ 11-21-2002: Message edited by: curiousuburb ][/QB]<hr></blockquote>



    Where did you find these quotes? Please post a link to them. thank you.
  • Reply 27 of 55
    [quote]Originally posted by curiousuburb:

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    yes, but you're zero years old for your first year until you complete a solar cycle.



    it will be the "twenty sixth year of life", but the Mac will be 25 (and change) during '03</strong><hr></blockquote>





    Apple Computer - April 1st, 1976



    <a href="http://www.apple-history.com/history.html"; target="_blank">http://www.apple-history.com/history.html</a>;



    2003 is not any special year in Apple history.
  • Reply 28 of 55
    [quote]Originally posted by Stagflation Steve:

    <strong>Woz hates Mac OS X</strong><hr></blockquote>



    From woz.org:

    [quote] Woz:

    I think that the MacOS X is the best one yet. It feels and looks nice and consumer machines should. It gets around accusations that MacOS 9 is ancient and weak. It was costly and the conversion is costly and difficult. I think it's as great a risk as switching to the Power PC was.

    <hr></blockquote>



    Funny kind of hate!
  • Reply 29 of 55
    roborobo Posts: 469member
    [quote]Originally posted by Krassy:

    <strong>



    as far as i heard woz didn't do much things for apple nowadays but he's still "officially working" at apple and therefor gets his regular money from there - there's really no need for him to try to get some x-tra money...</strong><hr></blockquote>





    Hmm.. I think you're both wrong. Woz is probably still quite well off. He became an instant multi-millionaire (billionaire?) in the early 80s, and (with the exception of some rock concerts he funded) has lived pretty modestly since then. And i'm pretty certian he doesn't work for Apple at all, and hasn't had any official business with them since the mid 80's.
  • Reply 30 of 55
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Just go to woz's web site and read a little. Woz aint hurting for nothing. He's plenty loaded. He shifted gears lately but used to do a lot of work in schools just helping kids get stuff done with computers. Nothing fancy.



    I sent an email to woz once and he sent me a reply. He ****ing rulz.
  • Reply 31 of 55
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    He's infront of the woz cam right now.



    <a href="http://wozcam.woz.org/"; target="_blank">http://wozcam.woz.org/</a>;
  • Reply 32 of 55
    Do you suppose Woz is reading this thread right now? He looks perplexed <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 33 of 55
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member




    Frightening.
  • Reply 34 of 55
    [quote]Originally posted by curiousuburb:

    mited to 5000 units. Signed by both Steves.

    &gt;$10k?

    <hr></blockquote>



    If it's signed by both Steves, you'll need to throw another zero on there.



    [ 11-21-2002: Message edited by: Ensign Pulver ]</p>
  • Reply 35 of 55
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    [quote]Originally posted by robo:

    <strong>Hmm.. I think you're both wrong. Woz is probably still quite well off.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    While I'm sure he's not exactly hard up, he says on woz.org that he's given most of his money to charity - the $250K achievement award he was about to receive at the time he responded to the letter I read was also going to charity, in full.



    Woz just rules. Period.
  • Reply 36 of 55
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Woz is *bleepin* rich, not in between. Jebus.
  • Reply 37 of 55
    [quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:

    <strong>





    Apple Computer - April 1st, 1976



    <a href="http://www.apple-history.com/history.html"; target="_blank">http://www.apple-history.com/history.html</a>;



    2003 is not any special year in Apple history.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    From Apple corporate site:

    Q: When was Apple incorporated?

    A: Apple was incorporated in the state of California on January 3, 1977.
  • Reply 38 of 55
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by James B:

    <strong>



    From Apple corporate site:

    Q: When was Apple incorporated?

    A: Apple was incorporated in the state of California on January 3, 1977.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    And January 2003 will be their 26th anniversary.
  • Reply 39 of 55
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by curiousuburb:

    <strong>



    yes, but you're zero years old for your first year until you complete a solar cycle.



    it will be the "twenty sixth year of life", but the Mac will be 25 (and change) during '03</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Wrong!! It will be th 27th year of life and the 26th anniversary:



    Jan 1977 - 0

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    Jan 1997 - 20 - 20th Anniversary Mac released in July

    Jan 1998 - 21

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    Jan 2003 - 26
  • Reply 40 of 55
    The point is, Jan 2003 is not the 25th anniversay of Apple, The Macintosh or even the PC. Its nothing and Apple isn't going to do any kind of reunion or special edition Mac.
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