Derek's Videos (RetroMacCast) - RetroMacCast 2018-01-22T01:55:54Z http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=2e5ktlv9rvxyl&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Tony Fadell Interview - Computer History Museum tag:retromaccast.ning.com,2017-10-09:1672786:Video:135511 2017-10-09T17:01:35.174Z Derek http://retromaccast.ning.com/profile/Derek <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/chm-interview-tony-fadell"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/X*B5tmeuHDrPwHFXYOSmRJKqTRNWHq0kmxk29JW2jpHCchJ2TEtOV6ccHeB-gKH4tSy34FB47R-cf3LmGvEdRLudsb0cx1YF/1586515966.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Forstall/Ganatra/Herz/Fiennes interview received a ton of press coverage ... unlike this gem: an interview with Tony Fadell, designer of the iPod (on a whim, apparently) and founder of Nest.<br></br> <br></br> For the Apple II nuts out there, Tony was also co-founder of Quality Computers! I can't believe it!<br></br> <br></br> "... and then the II+ and IIe and the Mac came, and I couldn't… <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/chm-interview-tony-fadell"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/X*B5tmeuHDrPwHFXYOSmRJKqTRNWHq0kmxk29JW2jpHCchJ2TEtOV6ccHeB-gKH4tSy34FB47R-cf3LmGvEdRLudsb0cx1YF/1586515966.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Forstall/Ganatra/Herz/Fiennes interview received a ton of press coverage ... unlike this gem: an interview with Tony Fadell, designer of the iPod (on a whim, apparently) and founder of Nest.<br /> <br /> For the Apple II nuts out there, Tony was also co-founder of Quality Computers! I can't believe it!<br /> <br /> "... and then the II+ and IIe and the Mac came, and I couldn't afford these things!"<br /> <br /> He was part of the debate regarding the value(?) of tying the iPod to the Mac: "Steve, how much does an iPod cost? [399?] No, 399 plus 2000 bucks!" Avie Tevanian Oral History - Part 2 tag:retromaccast.ning.com,2017-09-05:1672786:Video:135134 2017-09-05T01:50:24.371Z Derek http://retromaccast.ning.com/profile/Derek <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/avie-tevanian-oral-history-part-2"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/zZ268ToMHOKvdySGILPb0-mfu42txrqDNeozPy7TKpSR7I80xyURQV3gPazjsa7WJS3DfsxhRTcfMIVqcRdyP*VzG6B-B1i4/1520884012.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The transition from NeXT to Apple, the journey to Mac OS X (there was some infighting over e.g., TCP/IP vs. AppleTalk--"okay, well, make TCP/IP as easy to use as AppleTalk!"), Gil Amelio and his executive dining suite, his relationship with his hardware counterpart John Rubenstein, getting flak for his "too easy" role at Apple, and why he left right before the iPhone launched… <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/avie-tevanian-oral-history-part-2"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/zZ268ToMHOKvdySGILPb0-mfu42txrqDNeozPy7TKpSR7I80xyURQV3gPazjsa7WJS3DfsxhRTcfMIVqcRdyP*VzG6B-B1i4/1520884012.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The transition from NeXT to Apple, the journey to Mac OS X (there was some infighting over e.g., TCP/IP vs. AppleTalk--"okay, well, make TCP/IP as easy to use as AppleTalk!"), Gil Amelio and his executive dining suite, his relationship with his hardware counterpart John Rubenstein, getting flak for his "too easy" role at Apple, and why he left right before the iPhone launched (TL;DR: he seems to feel he should have stayed). Avie Tevanian Oral History - Part 1 tag:retromaccast.ning.com,2017-09-05:1672786:Video:135031 2017-09-05T01:50:05.103Z Derek http://retromaccast.ning.com/profile/Derek <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/avie-tevanian-oral-history-part-1"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/zZ268ToMHOLyGMzzwbliHNBgbhkfy-XfeKbI*0mkz8fH3OVmCeSwJx2GpmTKESIey0qmXABMLf2v4X19L07aEst0P85*2vO*/1520882372.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A little about Avie's experience with computers growing up, "winning" a summer job at a paper mill, unintentionally applying to the wrong college, microcoding arcade games on Xerox Altos, and being recruited to… <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/avie-tevanian-oral-history-part-1"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/zZ268ToMHOLyGMzzwbliHNBgbhkfy-XfeKbI*0mkz8fH3OVmCeSwJx2GpmTKESIey0qmXABMLf2v4X19L07aEst0P85*2vO*/1520882372.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A little about Avie's experience with computers growing up, "winning" a summer job at a paper mill, unintentionally applying to the wrong college, microcoding arcade games on Xerox Altos, and being recruited to NeXT. Gassée Assembles a Mac Portable On Stage tag:retromaccast.ning.com,2016-02-27:1672786:Video:127210 2016-02-27T17:43:44.351Z Derek http://retromaccast.ning.com/profile/Derek <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/gas-e-assembles-a-mac-portable-on-stage"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/v1sK3nHtR1O6i6Jw2Ka5hTDE0glBP2YkILCSg2OnJSiyQEW2Shq2KUQe6XObR61UsTUXBAUZ8jkYZ95bM0XgSI8IBgRUJMFd/1182337901.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Watch an Apple VP assemble a Portable live on stage! There is a brief glimpse of Jean-Louis Gassée doing this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjlDMG-_R2Q">in the PowerBook 100-series introduction video</a> but this is the whole shebang.<br></br> <br></br> Must've taken some courage...<br></br> <br></br> Posted by the same guy who uploaded the NeXT introduction event video.… <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/gas-e-assembles-a-mac-portable-on-stage"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/v1sK3nHtR1O6i6Jw2Ka5hTDE0glBP2YkILCSg2OnJSiyQEW2Shq2KUQe6XObR61UsTUXBAUZ8jkYZ95bM0XgSI8IBgRUJMFd/1182337901.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Watch an Apple VP assemble a Portable live on stage! There is a brief glimpse of Jean-Louis Gassée doing this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjlDMG-_R2Q">in the PowerBook 100-series introduction video</a> but this is the whole shebang.<br /> <br /> Must've taken some courage...<br /> <br /> Posted by the same guy who uploaded the NeXT introduction event video. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1PoAt7jbLFba9uGEYCKlDQ/videos">Keep an eye on his uploads.</a> NeXTEVNT 2015: Doug Menuez, Peter Graffagnino, Don Melton tag:retromaccast.ning.com,2016-02-21:1672786:Video:127157 2016-02-21T15:21:23.627Z Derek http://retromaccast.ning.com/profile/Derek <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/nextevnt-2015-doug-menuez-peter-graffagnino-don-melton"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/ywRsBuePufQnBPsHd*9Ul5b1bu0nQ7DvsRSAKvEF7d9*EDR-828aApdgdjLaxXeGCri*eotWg9IWJuB5texVtQJpXo5Ar8li/1180615182.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Have you ever seen a YouTube clip title and thought, "No... that sounds too juicy to be relevant to what I'm after"? This is not one of those clips.<br></br> <br></br> Interviews! Apple/NeXT history! Black hardware talk! An hour's worth!<br></br> <br></br> Doug Menuez is a photojournalist whose primary focus is the computer industry. (Great, now I have another hour… <a href="http://retromaccast.ning.com/video/nextevnt-2015-doug-menuez-peter-graffagnino-don-melton"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/ywRsBuePufQnBPsHd*9Ul5b1bu0nQ7DvsRSAKvEF7d9*EDR-828aApdgdjLaxXeGCri*eotWg9IWJuB5texVtQJpXo5Ar8li/1180615182.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Have you ever seen a YouTube clip title and thought, "No... that sounds too juicy to be relevant to what I'm after"? This is not one of those clips.<br /> <br /> Interviews! Apple/NeXT history! Black hardware talk! An hour's worth!<br /> <br /> Doug Menuez is a photojournalist whose primary focus is the computer industry. (Great, now I have another hour of cool stuff to dig through.) You've probably already seen his work: he documented the early days of NeXT and co-published "Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton".<br /> <br /> Peter Graffagnino was responsible for incorporating Display PostScript into NeXTSTEP.<br /> <br /> Don Melton is an ex-Macromind, ex-Adobe, ex-Netscape, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eazel">ex-Eazel</a> developer who went on to create a little project called Safari at Apple.