Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 19:37 UTC
Apple Using his blue box, Steve Wozniak once called the Vatican (for free), and, imitating Henry Kissinger's voice, asked if he could speak with the pope. The pope turned out to be asleep. Wozniak pulled these pranks together with Steve Jobs, with whom he'd found Apple computer not long after. Oh, how the times have changed. How can a company with its roots in phreaking, pranks, and home-made computing end up the way it is today?
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Excellent story
by theine on Wed 5th Aug 2009 22:30 UTC
theine
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2005-09-29

I'm glad you're running this site, Thom.

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RE: Excellent story
by suryad on Fri 7th Aug 2009 17:25 in reply to "Excellent story"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Agreed I thought it was very well written and a bit livening up my day.

I think it can be applied to many different things and not just Apple machines ;) People who dont agree with the article that is great but I think there is something more to the article than just 'oh Apple is not making good wacky interesting designs anymore'. Its just a train of thought Thom was following and he wrote it out. I especially liked that girl on the train story. ;)

Cheers Thom!

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