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Apple Appleton Dartmouth

To celebrate the Macintosh’s 30th birthday, Apple has issued a timeline of great events in the life of its revolutionary computer. First up, right after a slide depicting the Mac’s introduction in 1984, is the entry for 1985 starring Dartblog favorite, Professor of Music Jon Appleton:

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In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the College was a world leader in academic computing (a position that Phil said last night in London he wants to restore). President John Kemeny had co-authored BASIC at the College in 1964, and all undergraduates had at least an elementary level of computer literacy at a time when students at other schools could only look on with envy.

When the Mac was introduced, the College evaluated the DEC Rainbow and Apple’s new machine. The administration chose wisely, and creative thinkers in Hanover were off and running.

Addendum: Jon Appleton is a goodhearted soul and he wishes the world well, but he makes a special exception to that attitude for Carol Folt (and Jim Kim). I expect that he is enjoying the fact that Carol’s incompetence is being held up for all to see in North Carolina.


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