Blah blah, new MacBook Pros. Blah blah, Lion developer preview. Whatever. Did everyone forget? It’s Steve Jobs’s birthday! I hope you got him something nice. Elsewhere: bet you don’t know who the longest serving Apple employee is. And Mongolia’s got itself a taste for everybody’s favorite computer company. The real news is in the remainders for Thursday, February 24, 2011.
Happy Birthday Steve Jobs
(Happy Birthday Steve Jobs)
He may act all curmudgeonly with his terse e-mails and famously sharp temper, but we all know Steve is really a big softie. So no doubt when he catches a glimpse of this site where folks can wish him a happy birthday, he’ll tear up, just a little. Specifically, one perfectly formed aluminum and glass tear. How does he do that?
Apple’s longest serving employee: It’s not Steve Jobs
Speaking of Steve, you may think he’s the longest-serving Apple employee. But don’t forget he had that whole, *ahem*, dark period in the late ’80s, early ’90s. Instead that title goes to employee number eight, Chris Espinosa, who started working for Apple in 1976 when he was 14. He’s worked there ever since, which gives him 35 years of tenure. In fact, if his service record were a person, it could run for president.
Mongolia takes a bite out of Apple
At long last, Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar has an official Apple Store (an Apple authorized reseller, anyway). While we extend our congratulations to the lucky citizens who will no longer be left out in the cold for new Apple products—well, at least metaphorically—it must be noted that the shop is on the ground floor of the Golomt Towers, with an entrance next to the Torgo Fashion Shop. Gah! Who would take fashion advice from that guy?