Behind the scenes at Tekserve

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While attending WordCamp NYC with representatives of IvanExpert last month, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Jazmin Hupp, director of marketing for Tekserve, New York City’s oldest Apple specialist. She graciously provided us with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tekserve space, from the classroom to the break room to the museum. I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of objects reflecting Tekserve’s and Apple’s heritage, including a typewriter, the Cirqus Voltaire pinball machine, and many models of Apple II and Macintosh models.

You don’t need to have connections to see these artifacts for yourself: several will be placed on display on the main floor July 17 – September 6 as part of the store’s 25th anniversary. In the meantime, this photo gallery should provide an intriguing vicarious experience of my tour.

  1. Tom Schmidt says:

    Nice photos! Thanks for sharing. One little thing though. Wallstreet (one model was called Mainstreet) was the code name for the PowerBook G3 Series, which replaced the original PowerBook G3 & the PowerBook 1400. Epic was the 1400’s code name. I had one of those too.

  2. Thanks, Tom! Though the 1400cs was indeed my first Mac, I owned it for so short a time (less than a year) that I conflated its specs with my second Mac, a Wallstreet. I’ve updated the caption!

  3. Russell Nielson says:

    Thanks for posting the photos. It was a blast to see some old friends. I have quite the Apple II collection in plastic bins in my crawlspace. One of these days I’ll have a room to set them up again, and hope they still function.