Category Archives: Macintosh

Time travel in Mac OS X

Apple touts Time Machine, their backup technology, as a marvel. But there are other forms of time travel. (The moiré pattern is a result of taking a photo of a laptop screen; the laptop was rather busy at the time.) Mac OS X time travel (full size).

Mac OS X not only has Time Machine, but features time travel, too.
Mac OS X not only has Time Machine, but features time travel, too.

Who can resist a cute kitten?

Apple is very fond of naming Mac OS X after the top predator in North America. So fond, in fact, that they did it more than once: Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Apple also registered a trademark for Cougar. Who can resist a cute kitten? (full size).

Apple's latest operating system is named for the apex predator of North America: mountain lion.
Apple’s latest operating system is named for the apex predator of North America: mountain lion.

They say nothing ever goes away on the Internet

I cloud? No, I strive to clear, not cloud. Nothing ever goes away on the Internet(full size).

Nothing ever goes away on the Internet -- except AppleLink, eWorld, iTools, .Mac, MobileMe...
Nothing ever goes away on the Internet — except AppleLink, eWorld, iTools, .Mac, MobileMe…

Apple owes me a pony

At one time I had my office papered with these things. I was hoping I could trade them in for a Mac Pro or something. Apple owes me a pony (full size).

Apple proof-of-purchase coupons came with everything. And never could be used for anything.
Apple proof-of-purchase coupons came with everything. And never could be used for anything.

Computer storage revolution

You can hold all extant writings from the Greek and Roman empires on the lowest-priced iPhone, and still have room for quite a few other premodern civilizations, too. On the other hand, a random song on your iPhone would take roughly 60,000 punch cards to store. Playback would be brutal. Punch card evolution (full size).

Comparison of what you can put on a computer punch card compared to an iPhone 4S
Comparison of what you can put on a computer punch card compared to an iPhone 4S