Ellis Davidson links apples to religious practices in Germanic paganismfrom which Norse paganism developed. Further, Davidson notes that the potentially Germanic goddess Nehalennia is sometimes depicted with apples and that parallels exist in early Irish stories. Davidson asserts that while cultivation of the apple in Northern Europe extends back to at least the time of the Roman Empire and came to Europe from the Near Eastthe native varieties of apple trees growing in Northern Europe are small and bitter. One of the problems identifying apples in religion, mythology and folktales is that the word "apple" was used as a generic term for all foreign fruit, other than berries, including nuts, as late as the 17th century.
Here's the story of how the company was built and the man central to its founding and growth. He had just left the CEO post at Apple, the company he cofounded, for the second time. Critics doubted Apple's ability to keep up its level of constant innovation and its status as a groundbreaking company following Jobs' departure.
The two were members of the HomeBrew Computer Club, where they quickly became enamored with kit computers, and left the blue boxes behind. The next product the two sold was the Apple I. With Wozniak doing most of the building and Jobs handling the sales, the two made enough money off the hobbyist market to invest in the Apple II.
It was the Apple II that made the company. Jobs and Wozniak created enough interest in their new product to attract venture capital. This meant they were in the big leagues and their company, Apple, was officially incorporated in For related reading, see: Legacy Of A Tech Guru.
The Apple II wasn't state of the art, but it did allow computer enthusiasts to create and sell their own programs. Among these user-generated programs was VisiCalc, a type of proto-Excel that represented the first software with business applications.
Although Apple did not profit directly from these programs, they did see more interest as the uses for the Apple II broadened. This model of allowing users to create their own programs and sell them would reappear in the app market of the future, but with a much tighter business strategy around it.
By the time Apple went public inthe dynamic of the company was more or less set. Steve Jobs was the fiery visionary, with an intense and often combative management style, and Steve Wozniak was the quiet genius who made the vision work. Apple's board wasn't too fond of such a power imbalance in the company, however.
Jobs and the board agreed to add John Sculley to the executive team in Inthe board ousted Jobs in favor of Sculley. The Gap Years Steve Jobs was rich and unemployed.
Although he wasn't working at Apple, he was far from idle.
During this time, from toJobs was involved in two big deals; the first of which was an investment.The Story of the Apple reveals the solution to a long-standing puzzle. Where did the apple come from, and why is the familiar large, sweet, cultivated apple so different from all other wild apple species with their bitter, cherry-sized fruits?/5(6).
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He is an artist who has such a tragic story. The film gave me a new perspective of him and his music. An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus pumila). Apple trees are cultivated worldwide, and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.
The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. May 17, · The original Apple logo from featured a hand drawn image of Isaac Newton under the tree where the apple fell and was designed by co-founder Ronald Wayne.
So why Apple? Obviously looking at the first logo, it . The Apple I and The debut of the Apple II. Apple's visit to Xerox, and the one-button mouse. The story of The Lisa versus the Macintosh. Apple's '' advert, directed by Ridley Scott. May 17, · Specially commended entry to EPA Ireland's The Story of Your Stuff competition