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Oct 26, 2016

Apple recently released macOS Sierra, the latest version of the Mac operating system. It had new features in it, but one of the most notable changes was something it left out — the X, the Roman numeral 10, from the name. It's a small, unimportant change, but it's kind of the end of an era. I talked to Apple history buff Stephen Hackett to reflect on the name's past.

Oct 17, 2016

After a long time away, Welcome to Macintosh is coming back. I'm working on some incredible new episodes for the most ambitious season of Welcome to Macintosh yet. But to be able to make it, I need your help. I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign today to raise the costs of production — including travel, editing assistance, and music licenses, among other things. And in exchange, you can get some great rewards, like Kickstarter bonus content, laptop stickers, and super comfy t-shirts. Go check it out.

Each Wednesday until the Kickstarter ends I'll be releasing little mini-episodes. There are some previews of stories I'm working on, little clips from the field, and just moments that didn't fit anywhere else.

Please, check out the Kickstarter, and pledge whatever you can. Help me make the greatest episodes of Welcome to Macintosh yet.

Nov 12, 2015

The story of how a YouTube video made Steve Jobs dance.

Sep 30, 2015

For the past couple of years, Alex Kapelman has been plagued by an iPhone notification sound that constantly reminds him of one of his favorite songs. He goes on a journey to find out why — and learns that he's not alone.

Sep 24, 2015

Reflection on how John Siracusa started writing reviews of Mac OS X for Ars Technica.

Aug 5, 2015

"Downloading" programs in the '80s.

Jul 21, 2015

Letting a button be a button.

Jul 7, 2015

The Power Macintosh 7100 and the BHA.

Jun 23, 2015

The Apple rumor mill.

May 2, 2015

It's the end of the Macworld as we know it.

Apr 2, 2015

An Apple ][, a synthesizer, the movie TRON, and dolphins.

Feb 25, 2015

The rise and fall of skeuomorphs at Apple.

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