The 30 th birthday of Apple

in General Discussion edited January 2014
it's not an fool day joke, but it's real

Apple has 30 years.

Happy birthday Apple, live long and prosper


  • Reply 1 of 12
    nauticalnautical Posts: 109member
    Happy 30th birthday, Apple! Here's for another thirty years of innovation!
  • Reply 2 of 12
    mac_dollmac_doll Posts: 527member
    Absolutely! Here's to our beloved Apple.

    Have some cake!
  • Reply 3 of 12
    zengazenga Posts: 267member
    Happy Birthday Apple!

  • Reply 4 of 12
    Happy Birthday Apple!
  • Reply 5 of 12
    relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    Yaaaaaaay, bust out the coke and hookers. I'm getting down tonight. Oh, by the way were is our 10,000 dollar Anniversary Mac?
  • Reply 6 of 12
    ipeonipeon Posts: 1,122member
    Ha the memories, it seems just like yesterday. This article "30 pivotal moments in Apple's history" really puts it into perspective.

    "1976: Jobs and Woz Found Apple.

    On April Fools? Day, Apple Computer Company is founded in a residential garage by Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak, both college drop-outs. Fearing financial ruin, the third co-founder?Ronald Wayne?relinquishes his 10 percent stake in the partnership for only $800 less than two weeks later."

    "1980: Apple Goes Public.

    In the largest IPO since Ford went public in 1956, Apple debuts on the stock market with a valuation of $1.8 billion. Of Apple?s 1,000 employees, more than 40 became instant millionaires thanks to their stock options."

    "1982: Microsoft Begins Mac Development.

    Microsoft begins developing mouse-based applications for Apple?s secret Mac project, but also begins work on a graphical user interface (Windows) for the IBM PC and its clones."

    "1985: Jobs Resigns From Apple.

    After losing a boardroom struggle with Sculley, Jobs resigns from Apple, taking a loyal band of employees that would start NeXT."

    "Honorable Mention. Microsoft Granted Mac License: In exchange for delaying a Windows version of Excel, Apple grants Microsoft a license to use some Macintosh technology."

    Hmmmm, I bet Steve to this day would like to have a piece of Scully.

    I became an Apple user circa 1983. Happy Birthday Apple Computer!! You are the greatest. Thank you!!
  • Reply 7 of 12
    Have an AWESOME BIRTHDAY, Apple!
  • Reply 8 of 12
    Happy Birthday, Apple!

    On my first Apple (a lovely IIe), that would have gone something like:

    10 print "Happy Birthday, Apple!"

    20 goto 10
  • Reply 9 of 12
    trtamtrtam Posts: 111member
    Does anybody know IF and HOW the workers at the 1 Infinite Loop headquarters celebrate this momentous moment?
  • Reply 10 of 12

    Originally posted by trtam

    Does anybody know IF and HOW the workers at the 1 Infinite Loop headquarters celebrate this momentous moment?

    kind bud
  • Reply 11 of 12
    sunilramansunilraman Posts: 8,133member
    Why no celebration on Apple.Com?
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    danmacmandanmacman Posts: 773member
    I encourage all fans of Apple to download the latest podcast from This Week in Tech. Leo hosted a 90 minute discussion with Woz, Bill Fernandez, Andy Hertzfeld, Daniel Kottke, and Randy Wigginton - all original employees of Apple. A very interesting listen indeed.

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