‘Welcome to Macintosh’, the independent documentary highlighting Apple Inc.’s history and following, is to make its exclusive North American televisionMessage 1 of 40 , Dec 30 7:06 PMView Source
‘Welcome to Macintosh’, the independent documentary highlighting Apple Inc.’s history and following, is to make its exclusive North American television premiere on CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, on Monday, January 4 at 9:30PM ET.
The documentary was recently made available on the iTunes movie store where it reached the top 10 in documentary sales and rentals.
"CNBC is the perfect home for Welcome to Macintosh," said Rob Baca, co-Director of the film. "We took the people and the passion felt for Apple seriously, and CNBC provides the ideal venue for informative and entertaining content to be presented."
"The goal was to make a film that you can show to anyone, even someone that has never used a computer, and have them understand why so many people love Macintosh," says Josh Rizzo, Co-Director. "CNBC has given us the opportunity to share that message with millions of households across North America."
"Make no mistake, this is film is about as independent as you can get. No studio, no bankroll, just two dedicated filmmakers and their credit cards. The result has been life-changing for the both of us," Says Baca.
In the spring of 2009 the filmmakers held a screening in San Francisco during the week of Macworld Conference and Expo during which Apple co-founder and entrepreneur Steve Wozniak commented that 'Welcome to Macintosh' was "So much on the mark... I've been involved with some other independent films and this is by far the best one I've seen."
Andy Hertzfeld, co-creator of the Mac and Author of "Revolution in The Valley" said that "Welcome to Macintosh captures and exemplifies the unique spirit expressed in Apple's products."
Ron Wayne, co-founder of the Apple Computer Company and Author of "Nature of Money" said "Welcome to Macintosh is an entertaining, and illuminating look at the people and events that made Apple and the Macintosh the phenomenon it is today."
Welcome to Macintosh has been presented in over fifty Macintosh User Groups around the world as well as an official selection in seven international film festivals including the 10th Annual Wisconsin Film Festival, the 4th Globians World and Culture Documentary Film Festival, the 1st Ann. Naperville Independent Film Fest, the Texandance International Film Festival as well as the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival.
On Jan 5, 2010, at 11:30 AM, brian_cirulnick wrote: ... BUT.... the electronics for it were part of the early iMac motherboards. Some earlyMessage 40 of 40 , Jan 5, 2010View Source
On Jan 5, 2010, at 11:30 AM, brian_cirulnick wrote:
> And When Steve returned to Apple, and the iMac came out, he got
> what he wanted -- the floppy was gone.
BUT.... the electronics for it were part of the early iMac
motherboards. Some early adopters easily hacked the machine and just
ran some ribbon cable from the mother board out to an external
floppy, and it would work just fine, thank you very much.
I opted to get an outboard Imation "super disk", which would read and
write to their proprietary 120 MB disk or standard high density 1.4
MB floppies. The Imation drive used a USB connection. Still have it
somewhere, along with a disk that contains tax programs and data.
But the latest date on the disk is 1998, so I'm unlikely to have the
IRS ask me to explain anything on a tax return that old. Most people
can discard tax stuff more than 7 years old without worry.
73 de Ray