Posts Tagged ‘apple’

  • apple logo

    The Apple I and the iPad

    Mar 19, 12 • 495 Views • No Comments

    Steve Jobs had been pruning Gravenstein apple trees at the All One Farm and was on one of his “fruitarian diets” when he and Steve Wozniak tried to figure out a name for their new firm. Rejecting Matrix, Executek and Personal Computers Inc., Jobs......  [read more]

  • 16900_books

    Amazonian eWarfare

    Jan 31, 12 • 425 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The Amazon rainforest may be shrinking, but Amazon.com certainly isn’t. The superpower “e-tailer” has all but taken over, and it’s selling just about anything, but Amazon.com threatens one industry just......  [read more]

  • 16885_9.1_000009319445XSmall

    Steve Jobs and Manufacturing Jobs

    Jan 23, 12 • 393 Views • No Comments

    A friend recently said to me, “The U.S. just doesn’t make anything anymore.” But we do. It’s just harder to see it. To observe contemporary U.S. manufacturing, you could go to Greenville, South Carolina. At an auto parts factory making......  [read more]

  • 16852_3.31_000006925306XSmall

    A Kodak (Missed) Moment

    Jan 7, 12 • 584 Views • No Comments

    Thinking of Kodak, we can remember razor blades and Apples. Soon after it began in 1880, Kodak told us, “You press the button and we do the rest.” Making home photography simple, they just had to sell us a camera; then, as with the razor and......  [read more]

  • 16764_apples..11.22.11_000010813466XSmall

    An Apple’s Patent

    Nov 22, 11 • 419 Views • No Comments

    This apple has bites rather than bytes but like its namesake it was patented and took years to develop. When its U.S. patent expired in 2008, it had generated close to $6 million for the University of Minnesota and is still producing royalties in......  [read more]