The exhibit has been the subject of a few articles and other notices, including:
Stuart W. Leslie, a professor of history and technology at the Johns Hopkins University, says users should think of the site as an archive offering an overview of the materials housed at Stanford. In itself, the site is not an exhibit, virtual museum, or e-book. "It's really one of the first attempts at a digital archive that you can play around with," he says.... Apple's longevity (the Macintosh project was proposed in 1979) makes it an integral component of the Silicon Valley's history and culture. "Apple developed a number of advertising and marketing strategies that have become sort of the Silicon Valley playbook," says Mr. Pang. He adds that Apple manages to maintain a "scruffy genius" quality that served as an archetype for later technology start-ups. Another goal of the archive is to preserve the history of Silicon Valley by taking a historical look at user groups and the evolution of technical writing. "Businesses come and go or may be around for only 10 years," says Mr. Pang. "It's a local culture that eats its old and is not particularly interested in the past.
The accessible material nearly perfectly uses hyperlinks throughout. Aside from being totally fascinating reading, the site is a model of how to do a history of cultural technology.
Otherwise known as "Know thine enemy" by the more rabid PC fans out there, Making The Macintosh is an extensive online archive based at Stanford University that brings together interviews, images and documents about the evolution of the Max and the personal computer as we know it today. Fascinating stuff.
This site features primary documents, such as memos tracing the evolution of the Macintosh mouse; images, such as technical drawings, stills from commercials, notes from user tests; and interviews with members of the Macintosh development team, technical writers, and founders of user groups.
In Making the Macintosh, Stanford University has started an ongoing Web site to chronicle the Macintosh and how it was developed. Stanford is in a unique position to do this because the university has information from the original engineers and technical writers. The site is rich with information about how the Macintosh came to be. There are also a number of photographs, some of which have been rarely seen. It's a great complement to books like Apple Confidential.
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