am currently working on international versions of this site to
accomodate the large amount of readers outside the United States.
If you are fluent in a language other than English, and would
like to help me translate this site into that language, please
E-mail me at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
Hello there, welcome to The Apple Museum, a site dedicated to
cataloguing the history of Apple computer's people and products.
The idea for this site came about when finding that I was always
debunking misinformation or otherwise enlightening people as to
the real nature of Apple and the Macintosh. Though I found several
sites giving some information as to Apple's past there really
wasn't a site that incorporated detailed specs with historical
information on the company's evolution of its two decades in the
industry. So, one day in August of '97 I decided to create a site
that would be a sort of reference to those wanting to find more
information on Apple. Some how, it turned into this huge thing
you see now.
I've tried to make navigating as easy as possible. To the left
are several sections and categories of Apple-related information
you can sink your teeth into. First, we have the Encyclopedia. This is one of the most comprehensive,
thorough listings of Apple computers that really stood out when
they were released. Find everything from the technical details
of the Apple-1
to the immense power of the PowerMac G3. Next we have a series of articles
on specific historical topics. is an essay about Apple's involvement
in the history of the graphical user interface (GUI), as well
as a synopsis on its ongoing battle with Microsoft. The PowerPC Triumph is an essay on the making
of the PowerPC. The Early Mac OS
is dedicated to describing the features of the Mac OS that made
it famous, back when it wasn't. It details information about System
versions 1.0 to 5.0.
It also includes rare screenshots and downloadable versions of
most systems. Finally we have a section for Great Apple Ads, the
ones that only lately has Apple been running often on television,
radio, and print.
The next category is more of a collection of comprehensive
lists. The first is Apple
Code Names, which lists hundreds of code names Apple has used
for past and present products, and is probably the largest such
compilation anywhere. Mac
Sightings is another list that is has become popular on other
sites, but not often updated enough to be useful. It lists different
TV shows and movies dating back to the early 80s that featured
one or more Apple products in the background. Complementing this
is the Celebrity Mac Users
list, which further proves how creative professionals prefer the
Mac. Many celebrities, world leaders, and major companies that
use Macs regularly are listed here.
Timelines, the next category is a list of time lines pertaining
to different aspects of Apple Computer. Probably the largest individual
section on this site is the Apple
History timeline, chronicling over 30 years of Apple-related
history. Read about how Woz met Jobs, or the highlights of the
past year. The Apple Product
timeline lists in chronological order most all the products Apple
has released so far. The final category is the Image Gallery,
which is a large collection of images available for your viewing.
The first is a gallery
dedicated to all of Apple's computers, the second
to influential people in Apple's life, and the third
is a gallery of screen shots from past and present operating systems.
I have other sections that are planned to be included in this
site as well. A section for biographies of the people in Apple's
history will also be included, where youwill find many pictures
and tidbits of well-known as well as unknown "Apple Fellows".
A section on Apple's road to a modern OS is also pending. Also,
coming soon will be translations of the site in other languages.
Overall I hope you enjoy my site, please e-mail
any comments or information you have. Thank you.
Andy F. Mesa
Founder, The Apple Museum