Monthly Archives: April, 2006

How Tech companies got their names

Adobe – This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock. Apple Computers – It was the favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the …

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The Carpenter

Once upon a time, two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch. Then the long collaboration fell apart. It began with a small misunderstanding that grew into …

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American Pie 5: Apple Boot Camp

There’s no Jim (Jason Biggs), Steve (Seann William Scott) or Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), but you’ll find lots of Apple hardware and one Windows XP. Apple today announced support of installing Windows XP on its Mac systems through Boot Camp Beta. Apple in 2005 abandoned IBM PowerPC architecture in favour of Intel processors, and released its …

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