The Computer History Museum — home to one of the largest collections of computer-related artifacts, documents, film, and photographs in the world — is planning AppleLORE, the second in its series of commemorative events to capture and preserve stories from “notable information age companies.”
An invitation-only event slated for Sept. 13, AppleLORE will celebrate Apple’s 1976-1993 contributions to the computer industry. The event will be held at the Computer History Museum’s new location (1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View), and is open to alumni of Apple and Claris who worked at the companies between 1976 and 1993.
“Apple had an enormous impact on history by broadening the appeal of computers from machines that could only be operated by computing professionals, to tools with broad application for people’s lives,” said Donna Dubinsky, member of the Computer History Museum’s Board of Trustees and an alumna of both Apple and Claris. “Apple impacted how we live, work, play and learn. The Museum is pleased to have an opportunity to honor Apple’s contribution, and to add its stories and artifacts to our collection.”
Steve Hayden, former creative director at Chiat-Day and BBDO, the agencies behind Apple’s early advertising campaigns, will offer a special retrospective presentation. And the Computer History Museum will debut an Apple History Weblog at the event, which will become the museum’s first ongoing cyber collection of Apple stories, images, and videos. Other AppleLORE activities will include tours of the Computer History Museum’s Visible Storage exhibit area, an exhibit of Apple memorabilia, multimedia displays of ads, videos, images, and roundtable sessions on specific topics allowing alumni to share their experiences on videotape.
The event is sponsored by the Computer History Museum with the assistance of volunteers and sponsors who are former Apple/Claris employees. Since room is limited, qualifying alumni can buy a maximum of two tickets. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis through Aug. 30. Early registration is US$55; after Aug. 30, it’s $75.