Saturday, July 15, 2006

Set of Signatures - Macintosh

One of the cool things while building the Mac Aquarium is revisiting the inside of the case.

Here's two stories about the case:

Signing Party

The Mac team had a complicated set of motivations, but the most unique ingredient was a strong dose of artistic values. First and foremost, Steve Jobs thought of himself as an artist, and he encouraged the design team to think of ourselves that way, too. The goal was never to beat the competition, or to make a lot of money; it was to do the greatest thing possible, or even a little greater.

Set of Signatures molded into the inside of the Macintosh 128K case

These signatures were molded into the case and included here (gradually disappearing) for several generations of Macs through to the SE. Rumor has it that Steve Jobs' signature was displaced by a power plug on the SE model. The Mac II and other Macs with case designs different from the 128K did not carry any signatures inside. Curiously, this document is marked "February 10, 1982" which may indicate that it is an early capturing of team signatures.

Click here to see a medium sized view of these signatures


Click here for super hirez view.

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