On the Jan. 30 showing of “60 Minutes II,” Charlie Rose interviewed director Ridley Scott (of Apple’s “1984” Super Bowl ad, “Hannibal,” “Gladiator,” “Blade Runner,” “Thelma and Louise,” and more). During a discussion of computer graphics used in the making of “Gladiator,” an assistant to the director was seen using an iMac to run the demonstration.
During the interview, Scott described the “1984” commercial. Scenes from the ad were shown and its groundbreaking nature (the fact that the product was not actually shown) was a topic of discussion. Scott commented that he didn’t know at first what the Apple symbol or the Mac was. (Thanks to MacCentral readers, Jay Berkey, Matt Bauer, Kris Selvig, for the heads-up on this one.)
Now for some assorted miscellaneous sightings.
Greg Nelson said Super bowl champs Baltimore Raven’s head coach, Brian Billick, was pictured in a newspaper article using a PowerBook.
All the executives at Factor/i, a company that develops and integrates marketing strategy and graphic design, use iMacs, said Timothy Muzzie.
“My son, Michael Muzzie, is the senior Web developer there,” he said. “He’s a very devoted ‘Apple Man’.”
In MTV’s New York studio — where they do most of their shows — there is a Cube and Cinema Display in a place where they’re easily seen.
While wandering through an historic San Francisco office building recently, Greg Rittinger marveled at a photography display there. As he came to the end of the display, he found that photos were being printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 7500. And an Epson Stylus Photo 2000P sat on an adjoining table.
“What was driving this display of printer prowess?” Rittinger said. “Why a Power Mac G4/400, of course!”
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