“Firing Steve Jobs”: an upcoming documentary featuring John Sculley

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“Firing Steve Jobs” is an independent documentary about one of the most dramatic and important moments in Steve Jobs’ life: the one in which he was forced to resign from Apple.

It is currently in the final days of its Kickstarter phase and you can (and should) back it by choosing one of the many options, from a mere 5 USD pledge to a 5000 USD “Corporate Sponsor” reward.

The documentary will focus on former Apple CEO John Sculley, who fired Jobs in 1985 and then led the company until 1993 and angel investor Armas Clifford “Mike” Markkula Jr., the first and arguably most important Apple backer, who helped incorporate Apple in 1977.

“Firing Steve Jobs” will also feature many Silicon Valley and early Personal Computer era personalities such as Steve Wozniak, Andy Hertzfeld, Larry Tesler, Jay Elliot, Paul Terrel, Chuck Peddle, Alvy Ray Smith and Alan Cooper.

Thursday 20 July 2017, 11:21 am

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2017: a big year for Apple users and enthusiasts

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In 2017 we not only celebrate 40 years of Apple’s rebirth as a real business in the form of a Corporation, but also:

  1. -) 40 years of the Apple II, Apple’s first mass-produced computer

  2. -) 30 years of the Mac II, the first “open” Mac and the first post-Jobs computer for the rest of us and 30 years of HyperCard, Bill Atkinson’s higly influential multimedia hypertextual wonder tool

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Wednesday 15 February 2017, 2:08 pm

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On Instagram and Patreon!

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Stories of Apple’s 2017 begins with two big news.

The first news is that after Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr (where we’ve surpassed 1700 posts), it now also has a brand new online outpost on Instagram.

Instagram is full of Apple historians, collectors and enthusiasts and now Stories of Apple is there too, to post and interact with them… and you. Follow us!

The second news, which will hopefully have a big impact on the future of this website (and its italian counterpart) is that Stories of Apple has joined other independent creators and publishers on the crowdfunding site Patreon!

This website has always published its contents for free and never shown intrusive and ugly ads or sponsored posts and never will. So I ask you to join Patreon and support Stories of Apple by becoming a Patron and try to finance its future publications with a small (or big) monthly sum.

There are a few tiers (I hope you’ll like their titles) and rewards on Patreon and I’ve also written a detailed explanation of what I plan to do and how you can help create more great articles and interviews about the history of Apple!

Thanks for your support

Thanks in advance for your support!

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 1:28 am

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One year of Stories of Apple on Tumblr

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Back in July last year I announced the birth of a brand new resource for “quotes, memorable images and assorted tidbits from Apple’s history”: Stories of Apple on Tumblr.

Stories of Apple on Tumblr - header

One year later, I’m proud to announce that it has gathered close to 7200 followers and amassed more than 600 posts in its archive, which you can peruse, like and retumblr.

Moreso: the posts are all thouroughly and painstakingly tagged by yours truly so you can not only see content about – let’s say – the Lisa, Sir Jonathan Ive or various Apple prototypes, but you can also search for years, such as stuff that was released or happened in 1983, 1997, 2001 or 2007.

Stories of Apple on Tumblr - July 2015

I have loads of quotes, images, graphics, videos, recordings, and plan to keep going for quite a while. I am also working by accretion and will sum up some of the most interesting threads in proper and longish posts here, on the Stories of Apple website.

In the meantime thank you for reading, reblogging, commenting, suggesting, submitting and pointing out mistakes. And if you’re not doing it (yet) follow Stories of Apple on Tumblr!

Wednesday 08 July 2015, 12:00 pm

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Stories of Apple is on Tumblr

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If you love Apple’s history and want more there’s another resource: the brand new and official account of Stories of Apple on Tumblr.

As stated in the description, it’s a [svelte and visual] companion to the articles and posts published on www.storiesofapple.net.

Stories of Apple on Tumblr

You’ll find shortish quotes, memorable images and assorted tidbits from Apple’s history, taken not only from the Stories of Apple/Storie di Apple websites but also from other notable sources online, among which are people who are or have been working at Apple and have interesting facts and memories to share.

So follow the tumblr (it’s free), read, enjoy and reblog!

Tuesday 08 July 2014, 5:37 pm

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