INSPECTING OS X YOSEMITE’S ICONS (via Inspecting Yosemite’s Icons)

This is a really good critique. This was a fun read.

“I can’t be arsed to go out there and defend Apple products, they speak and sell for themselves. If you think the world is fine enough in all other areas for there to be room for you to be all angry about Apple, then go ahead and be angry. It’s your spleen. Do what you like with it.”

This wonderful quote is from Mac at 30 piece by Stephen Fry. 

I pretty much live the same philosophy when it comes to talking about Apple. 

Here’s another one of favourite from the afore-mentioned piece:

Steve Jobs, whom I had the privilege of knowing, always said, and he meant it, that he had nothing but the hugest respect for Bill Gates’s business acumen, and nothing but the profoundest contempt for his taste.

“You know we’re constantly taking. We don’t make most of the food we eat, we don’t grow it, anyway. We wear clothes other people make, we speak a language other people developed, we use a mathematics other people evolved and spent their lives building. I mean we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful ecstatic feeling to create something and put it into the pool of human experience and knowledge.”
Steve Jobs talking to Steven Levy.  
I’ve been a Mac User since October of 2010. The First Mac i touched was a Mid-2010 White Polycarbonate MacBook. The first i owned was a Mid-2010 13-Inch MacBook Pro. 
I really hated computers and technology when i was young but all changed when i discovered the elegance of a Mac running OS X. I’ve never been the same since then. 
Experience 30-years of Mac Innovation on Apple.com.
See Also:

Apple executives on the Mac at 30: ‘The Mac keeps going forever.’ - Jason Snell / Macworld
“The Mac remains strategic to us as far as the eye can see, It’s not going anywhere.” - Phil Schiller, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing.
The ripple through the universe that the Mac started thirty years ago continues to extend out into the future. - Linus Edwards / VintageZen 
I’ve been a Mac User since October of 2010. The First Mac i touched was a Mid-2010 White Polycarbonate MacBook. The first i owned was a Mid-2010 13-Inch MacBook Pro. 
I really hated computers and technology when i was young but all changed when i discovered the elegance of a Mac running OS X. I’ve never been the same since then. 
Experience 30-years of Mac Innovation on Apple.com.
See Also:

Apple executives on the Mac at 30: ‘The Mac keeps going forever.’ - Jason Snell / Macworld
“The Mac remains strategic to us as far as the eye can see, It’s not going anywhere.” - Phil Schiller, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing.
The ripple through the universe that the Mac started thirty years ago continues to extend out into the future. - Linus Edwards / VintageZen 

I’ve been a Mac User since October of 2010. The First Mac i touched was a Mid-2010 White Polycarbonate MacBook. The first i owned was a Mid-2010 13-Inch MacBook Pro. 

I really hated computers and technology when i was young but all changed when i discovered the elegance of a Mac running OS X. I’ve never been the same since then. 

Experience 30-years of Mac Innovation on Apple.com.

See Also:

Linus Edwards: 

….while the Mac itself will eventually go away, its legacy remains. It changed the fundamental way people interact with digital devices and that change can still be seen today.

I came across this great interactive in my RSS feed reader today. Go check it out! 

aakashdoshi:

History of Mac #2 - Desktop, is second in the series of series of Mac illustration.

Aakash Doshi has added a great sequel to his history of Mac illustrations. Fantastic work!  aakashdoshi:

History of Mac #2 - Desktop, is second in the series of series of Mac illustration.

Aakash Doshi has added a great sequel to his history of Mac illustrations. Fantastic work!  aakashdoshi:

History of Mac #2 - Desktop, is second in the series of series of Mac illustration.

Aakash Doshi has added a great sequel to his history of Mac illustrations. Fantastic work!  aakashdoshi:

History of Mac #2 - Desktop, is second in the series of series of Mac illustration.

Aakash Doshi has added a great sequel to his history of Mac illustrations. Fantastic work!  aakashdoshi:

History of Mac #2 - Desktop, is second in the series of series of Mac illustration.

Aakash Doshi has added a great sequel to his history of Mac illustrations. Fantastic work!  aakashdoshi:

History of Mac #2 - Desktop, is second in the series of series of Mac illustration.

Aakash Doshi has added a great sequel to his history of Mac illustrations. Fantastic work! 

aakashdoshi:

History of Mac #2 - Desktop, is second in the series of series of Mac illustration.

Aakash Doshi has added a great sequel to his history of Mac illustrations. Fantastic work! 

iheartapple2:

Apple’s Mac team gathers for insanely great Twiggy Mac reunion

I don’t know how i missed this piece. Glad this thing showed up in my Tumblr dashboard today. 

Fast Company has put together a fascinating series of posts about the history of Apple Design. The series features interviews of many people who were involved in the design process. The whole series is an absolute Gold-mine.

An Oral History of Apple Design:

Related:

Don’t forget to listen to a two-part interview of Max Chafkin, the man behind the “An Oral History of Apple” series and the book “Design Crazy.” 

Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part one

Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part two

Byliner talks to Max Chafkin, author of the Byliner/Fast Company original eBook Design Crazy: Good Looks, Hot Tempers, and True Genius at Apple. 

P.S. The full oral history is also available as a book by Max Chafkin titled Design Crazy, available in the iTunes Store or on Amazon for US$1.99.

Transparent Apple Prototypes — VintageZen

Linus Edwards has put together a great collection of photographs. 

The Colors of Apple — VintageZen

Apple has been a company that has gone through numerous phases in terms of the colors of their products. Looking back, you can see the ebbs and flows of color in Apple products, from the Mac to the iPod to the iPhone.

Linus Edwards looks back at times when Apple has dabbled with different colours in its products and offers a perspective on what it might mean going forward.

dolce-vita-lifestyle:

La Dolce Vita

My Dream Mac Setup would be very similar to this.