Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mr. Macintosh



Not sure if this is a joke or not:

Steve Jobs often came by Texaco Towers after dinner, to see what was new, and we'd usually show him whatever recent progress we made. Sometimes he'd be pissed off about something, but other times he'd be really excited about a new idea.

I was the only one in the office one evening when he burst in, exclaiming that he had a flash of inspiration.

"Mr. Macintosh! We've got to have Mr. Macintosh!"

"Who is Mr. Macintosh?", I wondered.

"Mr. Macintosh is a mysterious little man who lives inside each Macintosh. He pops up every once in a while, when you least expect it, and then winks at you and disappears again. It will be so quick that you won't be sure if you saw him or not. We'll plant references in the manuals to the legend of Mr. Macintosh, and no one will know if he's real or not."
Read on....

Guess it's real - - here's a description of an abandoned effort to turn him into a Twitter character. Via.

*Buy vintage Macs at eBay.

1 comment:

  1. That Design looks just like the character From Jean Michel Folon. They really took the whole design from him...looks like. Never mind THEY actually got Jean Michel Folon to design the character.


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