Apple Nostalgia

October 16th, 2005 by Jerome Dahdah

Ever wondered how the original Mac screen fonts got those city names? Well, I found a nice site a few days ago: is a web site devoted to collective historical storytelling. It captures and presents sets of related stories that describe interesting events from multiple perspectives, allowing groups of people to recount their shared history in the form of interlinked anecdotes.

Currently, the site only has one project running, and that is about the development of the original Macintosh computer.

World Class CitiesAmong the countless nostalgic stories by Apple (ex-)employees, I found this nice little tidbit: World Class Cities. The short article describes how the fonts had originally had different names but were changed upon persuasion by Steve Jobs.

On a side note, have a look at The Pirates Of Silicon Valley if you want to see the history of Apple and Microsoft. It’s a documentary film but it’s all acted out like a regular movie. Saw it the second time today.

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