We’re admittedly an Apple family, and I’m happy to be a Mac user. Stephen, though, is a little more committed than I am and keeps up with a number of blogs following new developments and changes in the company.
We are currently reading Walter Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs. We learned that when the first Macintosh was released in 1984, Jobs told the whole development that “real artists sign their work.” He had each team member sign their name to a paper, then had all forty-six engraved on the inside of every model of the first Macintosh. We thought this was a pretty cool idea, and probably an incredible honor to so many of them now.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Mac. Through his following of Apple blogs, Stephen learned that Apple printed ten big banners for the anniversary party in Cupertino. In the design of the banners, the name of every Apple employee in their history–tens of thousands–is printed. And that, folks, means Stephen’s name is on one of those banners!
He might not admit it again, but he’s excited. A little piece of the pie!