Day in Tech History Podcast - Apple History

Day in Tech History Podcast - Apple History
By Jeffrey Powers
About this podcast
Day in Tech History is a daily podcast - 365 days a year. Whenever an Apple event is highlighted on the show, I will post it here. That way, you can choose to follow this feed or the full Day in Tech History podcast (at Dayintechhistory.com)
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Oct. 23, 2017
iPod 1st gen 2011 – Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson was released on Kindle and iBookstore, with a full release at Midnight. The book was planned to be released a lot later. However due to Job’s health, they pushed it up as much as possible. 2001– Steve Jobs introduced the first iPod. Little did we know what that really meant for not only Apple, but also the change in technology. You were able to get either a 5 GB or 6 GB model. The original iPod connected via firewire and was touted to hold 1000 songs – most people’s entire music library.iPod actually was a reference from 2001: a Space Odyssey. The trademark was already taken by another company, but the product – an Internet Kiosk – was discontinued by 2001, so Apple finally received the Trademark in 2005. From the Keynote to the iPod event, Steve Jobs said: The choice we made was music. Now why music? Well, we love music. And it’s always good to do something you love. More important, music is a part of everyone’s life. EVERYONE. Music has been around forever, it will always be around – this is not a speculative market. And because it’s a part of everyone’s life, it’s a very large target market; all around the world. It knows no boundries. Interestingly enough, in this whole new digital music revolution, there is no market leader. There are small companies like creative and sonic blue, and then there’s large companies like Sony that haven’t had a hit yet.  They have found no recipe yet for digital music.  We think not only can we find the recipe, but we think the Apple brand is going to be fantastic because people trust the Apple brand to get their great digital electronics from. iPod was priced at $399. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 23 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Yahoo! acquires Four11 the First court-ordered wiretap on a computer network is approved TexNet is offered Video from the Apple History Channel on YouTube
Oct. 12, 2017
Steve Jobs Debuts NeXT Computer 1988– Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California. Steve Jobs shows off the NeXT Computer featuring the Motorola 68030 microprocessor at 25 MHz. The computer introduces several new features including optical storage disk, voice recognition, and object-oriented languages. The system came with the NeXT STep operating system and cost $6,500. NeXT computer sold around 50,000 units. The NeXTSTEP Operating System was highly influential. It was the basis of Mac OS X. Apple acquired NeXT on Decemeber 20th, 1996 for $429 million in cash. Steve Jobs became intrim CEO of Apple and the rest was history. Steve Jobs almost didn’t come back after he was fired from Apple. He ended up not only founding NeXT, but also helped with Pixar. It does beg the question: Would we have an iPhone, iPad if Jobs wouldn’t have come back? Same question if he wasn’t brought back as CEO of Apple? Would it have been the NeXTPhone and NeXTPad? NeXT Logo This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 12 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. AMD signs agreement with Intel 5th Gen iPod released Clockwise or Counterclockwise Silhouette.
Oct. 8, 2017
Apple 1991– The second lawsuit of Apple vs. Apple was settled: Apple computers vs. Apple records (the Beatles label). The suit was about producing music. Of course there was a fine line between the lawsuit – after all Apple Computers is in the computer business and Apple Records was in the music making business. Nonetheless, the record label felt that Apple computer was starting to infringe on their turf, so they decided to make the attack. This issue went on a few times, later in the form of iTunes and the iPod. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 8 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Google buys Jaiku Moratorium on Bit Taxes Gateway buys Packard Bell
Oct. 6, 2017
Michael Dell 1997 – Gil Amelio just was just removed as CEO of Apple. People were calling for Steve Jobs to return, but others thought that would be a bad investment. At a Garner Symposium, Michael Dell was asked what he would do with Apple. He came back in saying: “I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.” – Michael Dell Had Apple done that, we might see a completely different market out there. Then again, we might just see the OS X as the NeXT OS on a regular PC – with NeXTpods and NeXTpad (instead of iPad).Steve Jobs had always run a war of words with Dell. However, this comment could have actually been a fuel for Jobs fire. In fact, in 2006, Jobs sent an email to employees after Apple surpassed Dell in market share. It said: Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn’t perfect at predicting the future. Based on today’s stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. – Steve Jobs This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 6 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Lotus Development goes Public Windows 2.0 and Excel 2.0 are released AMD splits the company
Oct. 5, 2017
Steve Jobs Passes Away 2011– Steve Jobs passes away in his home at 3 pm Pacific. He went into respritory failure due to the pancreatic cancer he was fighting for over 10 years. Twitter exploded with over 10,000 tweets per second on this event (Osama Bin Laden death was 5,000). Vigils were held in his memory and Cupertino office was plastered with flowers and memories on post-it notes. 1999– The Microprocessor Forum is held in San Jose, California. During the event, Advanced Micro Devices outlines its own x86 64-bit architecture, as well as Lightning Data Transport – Its future system bus. This will become AMD’s eighth-generation microprocessor code-name: Sledgehammer This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 5 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Monty Python’s Flying Circus first airs First Linux Kernel 0.02 Judge halts the sale of RealDVD
Sept. 29, 2017
Apple2001– With one version of the Apple OS X under it’s belt, “Puma” – or OS X 10.1 is released to the public. Updates would include extended DVD support and the ability to burn DVD – RW. There were still a lot of people against this new version of software. A lot of Mac users still liked OS 9 and thought OS X is a “superfluous” upgrade. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 29 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. CERN is formed Lenovo recalls 526,000 batteries Zimbra Password exposure.
Sept. 27, 2017
Kevin Mitnick1996– Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick is indicted on 25 charges for a 2 and a half year hacking spree. Police believed Mitnick had stolen Millions of dollars in software from different corporations. Mitnick faced up to 200 years in prison if found guilty. He was first arrested on February 15th, 1995.  He was sentenced to 46 months and an additional 22 months for violating the terms of his 1989 supervised release. He was released to supervised release on January 21, 2000 and finally released on January 21, 2003. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 27 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Disney nixes Disney Mobile iTunes 7.0 is released Atari dumps inventory – Litterally – into a landfill
Sept. 25, 2017
iWoz 2006 – The book iWoz: from Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-founded Apple and had Fun Doing it. (**WHEW!**) came out. It was a book that was written to dispel some of the rumors and misconceptions on many different items. iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon at Amazon.com This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 25 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Red Hat Linux 7.0 Released Ultima Online, the first MMORPG OS/2 Warp 4
Sept. 18, 2017
NeXT Logo 1989 – 4 years after resigning from Apple, Steve Jobs and his newest company NeXT finally release the NeXTstepOS. It is a Unix based system, with some aspects of BSD and using the Mach kernal. This is the OS that will eventually merge into Apple when Jobs comes back. 1990 – The NeXTstation is finally released. It used the 68040 Motorola processor running 33MHz and the 68882 math co-processor running at 25 MHz. 2.88 MB floppy, 8 MB RAM, monochrome monitor, all for $4.995.If you wanted 4096 colors, that would cost you – $7,995. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 18 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. ICANN is formed Transformer takes down the Hadron Collider Microsoft stock splits for the first time
Sept. 12, 2017
Steve Jobs 1985 – After an interesting power struggle with John Sculley, Steve Jobs decides to throw in the towel and tenders his resignation at Apple. He announces at the Board meeting he and other low level employees will be starting a new company – NeXT. The next day, Jobs tells John Sculley that Bud Tribble, Dan’l Lewin, George Crow, Rich Page, and Susan Barnes will be leaving to join him. Jobs new company would end up becoming the foundation of Mac when it is bought by Apple in 1996 and Steve Jobs comes back to become CEO. This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for September 12 Subcribe to Day In Tech History: RSS Feed - iTunes - Google Play Twitter - Facebook - RSS Bandwidth by Cachefly Get a 14 Day Trial Be a Part of the Sconnie Geek Nation! In Wisconsin, friends are called "Sconnies". Even if you're not from Wisconsin, you can be part of the Sconnie Geek Nation through my coverage! By pledging, you join the Geek Sconnie Nation! Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. Integrated circuit is demonstrated Space Race begins Discman is introduced
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