The second annual
AppleLore, which celebrates Apple’s historical contribution from its inception in 1976 through 1993, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The event is open to Apple and Claris alumni who worked at the companies during the years being celebrated. More than 1,000 ex-employees, including Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, are expected to attend, according to
a Wired article.
AppleLore is sponsored by the Computer History Museum, an organization that “preserves and presents the authentic artifacts and stories of the worldwide computing revolution.” It’s one of the events the museum spearheads with the intent “to capture and preserve stories from the people who were instrumental in creating history at notable information industry companies.”
Apple is aware of the event, but isn’t involved in any way. The event is limited to those who worked at Apple or Claris between 1976 and 1993 because, to qualify as “history,” artifacts and the stories behind them must be at least 10 years old. Therefore, the AppleLore event is examining the historical contributions made by Apple and the people who worked there 10 or more years ago, according to the sponsors at the Computer History Museum.
The Sept. 13 event will run from 3:30-9 p.m. Steve Hayden, creative director for Chiat-Day during Apple’s early years, will kick things off with a retrospective on the history of Apple through its advertising. Those attending must register and pay (US$75 per person). Tickets cover buffet-style food selections and non-alcoholic beverages (beer and wine will also be available for an additional charge). Space is limited, and ticket sales will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.
As a part of the AppleLore event, the Computer History Museum has announced the beta debut of the Apple History Weblog that’s designed to be on ongoing record of AppleLore. Registered attendees can populate the Weblog with their personal stories, experiences and anecdotes about key events in Apple’s history.
Don’t expect Apple CEO Steve Jobs to attend; he’ll be keynoting at the Apple Expo event in Paris, France. Though he’s famous “for being an absolute nightmare to work for — at least in Apple’s early days,” the Wired article says many people would be glad for him to drop by.
“I think if Jobs were going he’d be well-received,” said Owen Linzmayer, author of Apple Confidential, a history of the company. “He’s certainly been responsible for bringing Apple back from the brink, and strange as it may seem, many former employees think he’s swell.”