The Macintosh Thirtieth Anniversary Event was a great success if I can believe everything I read. This tidbit from former Apple employee #2536, Bryan Stearns, posted in the chat room for the TUAW TalkCast, seems to sum it all up.
“At the end of the event last night, Jerry Manock (industrial designer of Apple II & Mac), Caroline Rose (wrote Inside Mac), and Patty Kenyon (our software librarian & Mom) read this letter:” The Mac Birthday Letter.
A wonderful letter to wonderful people.
Cult of Mac has a page of photos taken by Leander Kahney at the event.
The celebration continues with an Apple Alumni Reunion!
A 1992 entry into the QuickTime Film Fest.
I believe these are all Apple employees. The video is twice its original size.
An Apple Alumni Reunion celebrating the first ten years of Apple is planned for March this year. Anyone who worked at Apple, Claris, or an Apple Authorized Rep Firm (aka Dealer) from 1976/7 to 1986/7 is invited to attend this six-hour event. (Applicable years are different on two pages.) A Google Group has been set up so that former employees can converse with each other. If you qualify, you can apply for membership to the group from the Join the Conversation link on the Apple Alumni Reunion site.
When: March 30, 2014, 1 pm to 7 pm PT
(This is the day after Macworld|iWorld ends.)
Where: Fourth Street Summit Center
88 South 4th Street, 7th Floor
San Jose, California 95192
Dress: Apple casual.
Cost: $95.00 for tickets that cover costs, food and soft drinks for this all volunteer event. You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
MY NAME IS MARK GITSCHEL. I WAS HIRED ON AT APPLE 8/10/81 AND WAS LAYED OFF IN 3/30/92.EMPLOYEE # 2632, I WAS HOPING TO RETIRE WITH THE APPLE GROUP, BUT WAS LAYED OFF DUE TO OVER SEA’S MANUFACTURING. I’M NOW LIVING IN COLORADO IV’E BEEN LIVING HERE FOR 14 YRS. I WORKED AT THE FREMONT MAC FACTORY FOR ROB COUCH. LOVED IT, WE WERE ALL FAMILY AND I MISS EVERYONE SOO MUCH. UNFORTUNATELY I CANT AFORD THE TRIP AT THIS TIME DUE TO INCIFICENT FUNDS. IF ANY ONE CAN HELP I WOULD MOST DEEPLY IN YOUR DEPT. EMAIL : MARK.GITSCHEL@THULE.COM I HOPE ALL IS WELL FOR YOU ALL IN CALIFORNIA , I WOULD LOVE TO COME HOME SOME DAY. (MARCH 30TH 2014 APPLE REUNION PARTY)
i wor[k]ed at apple from 1988 to 1996 – is there a reunion in California in March ?
Thanks for writing Robert. I haven’t kept up with any new news, but the link in the article above takes you to the March Reunion page.
Thanks, Ilene – also on the TUAW Talkcast, I’d mentioned this video of Steve and some of the team demoing to the Boston Computer Society shortly after Mac’s announcement.. an amazing 90 minutes: http://techland.time.com/2014/01/25/steve-jobs-mac/
Thank you for stopping by with that added information Bryan. I appreciate it!
I can verify the letter read at the end was in fact read