iBiCycle

Some may have missed the historical significance of the picture of [wikipop]Steve Jobs[/wikipop] (allegedly) on a bicycle with Apple wheels created by Mike Joos for his bike series.

In the early 1980s [wikipop]Macintosh[/wikipop] was just a code name for the then unreleased new computer from Apple. It was thought that Bicycle would make a good name for the computer. A contemporary Apple advertisement had explained how humans were not as fast runners as many other species, but a human on a bicycle beat them all. Personal computers were “bicycles for the mind.”

Fortunately the team developing the Mac did not like the Bicycle moniker and just kept calling it the Macintosh and so that is what it became.

See: Folklore / Bicycle by [wikipop]Andy Hertzfeld[/wikipop]

Happy Birthday Mr. Jobs

[wikipop]Steve Jobs[/wikipop] is 56 today. Having started Apple in 1976 here he is talking at the Academy of Achievement in 1982 (pre Apple Macs) a youthful 26 year old:

and somewhat older (50) at the [wikipop]Stanford University[/wikipop]: