Those who visited Disneyland on Christmas Eve found that the theme park had employees doing some sort of survey as you entered. The surveyors were recording responses on no less than Newton MessagePads — all named with Disney character names.
Speaking of Disney, at the company’s new California Adventure Theme Park (opening Feb. 8 right next to Disneyland), there’s an attraction celebrating the dreams of Californians through history. The movie works its way through time and has an entire recreation of Apple co-founders, Jobs and Woz, demonstrating their first Apple computer to their classmates.
“Whoopie Goldberg, the narrator, ends the clip by biting into an apple,” says Chris Brestle. “This gives the audience a clue since they never actually say Steve’s full name and don’t call it an ‘Apple’ computer. Also in the end montage of images, there is a Graphite Mac that floats by.”
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