Saturday, September 14, 2019

DYK: Facts about Apple Computer

From: Tammy K.
Sent: September 13, 2019
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Subject: Fw: DYK: Facts about Apple Computer


1. Did you know that Apple support told customers that experienced problems with their Apple III to lift it up and drop it. It actually worked. Further design and software tweaks eventually led to a relatively stable Apple III platform, but by that point the system’s reputation was already irreversibly damaged. Apple discontinued the Apple III in April 1984, shortly after the launch of the groundbreaking Macintosh. Learn more.

2. Did you know that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was expelled from the University of Colorado Boulder in his first year for hacking the university's computer system and sending prank messages through it. Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur. In 1976 he co-founded Apple Inc., which later became the world's largest information technology company by revenue and largest company in the world by market capitalization. He and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are widely recognized as two prominent pioneers of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Learn more.

3. Did you know Apple launched the Macintosh computer in 1984 with a $1.5 million TV commercial directed by Ridley Scott which aired during the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22nd, 1984. Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. It is considered one of the Big Four tech companies along with Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Learn more.

4. Did you know that when Apple was building a massive data center in rural North Carolina, a couple who had lived there for 34 years refused to sell their house and plot of land worth $181,700. After making countless offers, Apple eventually paid them $1.7 million to leave. The Fulbrights have used the proceeds of the sale to purchase a 4,200-square-foot house on a 49-acre property. Learn more.

5. Did you know that when Apple finds underage workers in its suppliers’ factories they make the suppliers return the children to their homes, pay for their education and continue to provide income for basic needs until they reach the legal working age. After this, suppliers must offer them reemployment. One of the most difficult things to square as a consumer is the knowledge that not everyone who worked to produce your clothes, your food and your electronics wouldn’t be old enough to work if they lived in the United States. There are of course oversights at factories all over the world, but even the biggest companies can’t catch everything. Thankfully, some are willing to take action when they find children in their factories. Learn more.

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