Steve Wozniak and the Apple Historical Museum

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David Greelish is petitioning Apple to include a visitor center in their new campus. It seems that Apple is quick to forget their history, offering visitors to their offices little opportunity to reflect where in the evolution of Apple’s product lines the user was introduced to the brand.

It wasn’t always this way. In 1984, Steve Wozniak gave a tour of what was dubbed the Apple Historical Museum. As he works his way through the time tunnel, he presents to the viewers examples of original Apple-1 and Apple II hardware, regaling us with tales of design and manufacture.

What I love about this YouTube video, which was digitized from the Apple IIc rollout VHS tape, is how timeless Woz’s presentation is. His enthusiasm, memory, and didactic nature are just as apparent in this 2010 tour of the Computer History Museum:

I wonder when Woz himself will be worthy of a museum and visitor center?

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  1. No matter how many times I watch that video, it never gets old. Woz was/is so enthusiastic about the Apple II, it’s hard not to get excited along with him.

    As far as an Apple Museum, the Vintage Computer Museum in Mountain View, California was a truly amazing experience and has just about all you could wish for. I was even able to touch an Apple I! Well OK, I got to touch the glass enclosure around it anyway. :)