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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:
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.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…