The talk of the Apple community

Documentary filmmaker Dave Greelish shares the story of how his latest effort, Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa, was rooted in his passion for Apple tech that dates back to his college days. He discusses the evolution of consumer preferences from functionality to design in selecting computers. The  conversation explores the significance of Apple's failures like the Lisa and the Newton, highlighting their role in shaping the company's successful products. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:


03:31 The Evolution of Macintosh
05:23 From Lisa to Macintosh
08:54 Unveiling the Lisa Documentary
10:44 Starting the Documentary Process
14:06 The Journey of Making a Documentary
19:30 Speculations on Apple's Future
19:47 Surprises from the Interviews


Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa - Vimeo Link


David Greelish is a Computer Historian, Writer & Media Producer. He has studied computer history, collected old computers and written about them for over 25 years now. In 1993, he founded the Historical Computer Society and published a fanzine called Historically Brewed. In 2010, he founded the Atlanta Historical Computing Society and was the Director of the first Vintage Computer Festival Southeast in 2013. His book, Classic Computing: The Complete Historically Brewed contains all of his computer history zines, plus his personal story. He has written extensively about computer history, created and participated in numerous podcasts, plus conducted both audio and written interviews with notable people in the industry, like: Ed Roberts, John Sculley, Alan Kay and more. He has also presented at numerous vintage computing conventions. Find out more at Dave’s web site, Classic Computing, follow him on Twitter, and check out his Love Notes to Newton documentary.


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