The Computer History Museum Presents:
appleLore
 
AppleLore is the second in a series of commemorative events sponsored by the Computer History Museum to capture and preserve stories from the people who were instrumental in creating history at notable information industry companies. The AppleLore event will celebrate Apple Computer's historical contribution from its inception in 1976 through 1993 and is open to alumni who worked at Apple or Claris during this time.
 
From the Apple II - the MOST Personal Computer - to the Macintosh - the Computer for the Rest of Us - this group of industry pioneers passionately devoted themselves to changing the world one computer at a time while they were helping to build the infrastructure for the personal computer market.
 
This event will bring together a remarkable group of people to see old friends, take a walk down memory lane and pass on their stories and coveted artifacts to the Computer History Museum. In doing so we will capture the AppleLore - the stories, the products and technology innovations and the cultural icons that made Apple different. And, we will honor the valuable, long-lasting and historic contributions made to the information industry by people at Apple or Claris.
 
EVENT DETAILS
HOTEL INFORMATION
MAP AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS
REGISTER NOW
TICKET INFORMATION
ANNOUNCING THE APPLE HISTORY WEBLOG!
APPLELORE SPONSORS
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE MAILING LIST
HOW TO DONATE APPLE ARTIFACTS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
APPLELORE PLANNING COMMITTEE
ABOUT THE COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM
 

EVENT DETAILS      Back to top
 
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2003
 
Location: Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, California
 
Program: 3:30 PM
Registration Opens

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Steve Hayden, creative director for Chiat-Day during Apple's early years, will present a retrospective on the history of Apple through its advertising.

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mingle with old friends and adversaries - Names on badges will be really BIG so you can remember everyone's name!

Tour the Museum's Visible Storage Exhibit featuring an exceptional collection of artifacts representing the history of the Information Age.

View videos from Apple executives and thought leaders who have shared their stories about what made Apple different.

See displays of Apple artifacts and memorabilia, view old videos and slides and be reminded of all the great things done while at Apple.

Tell your personal stories to roving "reporters" and participate in video-taped discussions with your former colleagues about how things really happened.

Explore the Computer History Museum's Apple Computer Weblog that will debut at the event and remain a permanent "cyber collection" of Apple stories and images.
 
Tickets: Early Registration:  $55.00
Late Registration:   $75.00 (after August 31, 2003)

Tickets cover a wide assortment of buffet-style food selections and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will also be available for an additional charge.

Space is limited and ticket sales will be based on a first-come, first-served basis through August 31, 2003. As there is limited capacity for this event, qualifying alumni will be able to purchase a maximum of 2 tickets. We ask that you be considerate about guest tickets in the interest of ensuring that all qualifying alumni have the opportunity to attend the event. Remember, this is a reunion of Apple fanatics, so think very carefully about who you want to subject to this environment!

The registration system will only allow for entering alumni data (needed for badges and program) on the primary purchaser and not for the guest. So if you are buying more than one ticket for an Apple or Claris alum, please do two separate transactions.
 
Hotels: Special rates are offered below at the following Joie de Vivre Hotel properties for AppleLore attendees. Rates valid September 12 through September 14. (Please specify AppleLore when making reservations.)

$75 rate for Deluxe King or Double bedded room, w/breakfast at the Hotel Avante. Hotel Avante is a 91 room boutique hotel geared toward the business professional located in Mountain View, California.

$65 rate for a Standard King or Double bedded room, w/breakfast at the Wild Palms in Sunnyvale, CA. The Wild Palms has 208 guest rooms and suites set in a Mediterranean ambience.

Additional hotels in the area may be found at the following websites.

Mountain View Chamber of Commerce - Hotels Directory
www.santaclara.org
www.sanjose.org
 
Registration: Click Here
 
Reminder: The early registration price of $55.00 per ticket expires on August 31st; beginning on September 1st, the ticket price will be increased to $75.00. We will mail tickets to everyone who purchases early registration tickets on September 3, 2003. These will also be your event badge, so be sure to bring them with you - they will speed you through registration as all you will need to do is pick up a badge holder and go right in!

Tickets purchased after August 31st will be held by the Museum for will-call on the day of the event. If you purchased your ticket by August 31st and for any reason you do not receive your tickets, or if you lose them or forget them, you will be able to check-in onsite and get replacements.

ANNOUNCING THE APPLE HISTORY WEBLOG!    Back to top
 
As a part of the AppleLore event, the Computer History Museum is pleased to announce the beta debut of the Apple History Weblog. This is designed to be on ongoing record of AppleLore - a timeline of the historical milestones and contributed stories by the people who were part of Apple's history. As a registered attendee for AppleLore, you can be among the first to populate the weblog with your personal stories, experiences and anecdotes about key events in Apple's history. Click the link below to visit the weblog and browse the content. Then join the weblog and begin telling your favorite Apple stories.

http://apple.computerhistory.org/

APPLELORE SPONSORS    Back to top
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR APPLELORE SPONSORS
We would like to extend our very special thanks to our AppleLore Sponsors who have made generous donations to the Computer History Museum to make AppleLore possible and to support the Museum's preservation efforts.
 
Platinum:
Del Yocam
Gold:
Gene Carter
Steve Perlman
Silver:
Paul & Barbara Dali
Guerrino DeLuca
Donna Dubinsky
Hyperion (Godfrey Sullivan)
Patrick McVeigh
Ike Nassi
Ron Rohner
Roy Weaver
Bronze:
Randy Battat
Barak Berkowitz
Bill Hotlzman
Kirk Lovener
Tricia Tomlinson

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE MAILING LIST    Back to top
 
This web site and the registration list will be used from now on for all event communications. We will no longer be accepting names in the mailing list, sending messages to the mailing list or updating the list on the web site. If you are on the mailing list and not registering for the event right away, refer back to this web site for updates. If you know anyone who has not signed up on the mailing list yet, refer them to this site and they can go directly to registration.
 

HOW TO DONATE APPLE ARTIFACTS    Back to top
 
If you have interesting and/or unique Apple or Claris artifacts and memorabilia you would like to donate to the Computer History Museum, visit our donation page:
http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/donateArtifact/
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS    Back to top
 
Q. How do I contact the AppleLore Planning Committee?
A. Please direct any questions or comments via email to: AppleLORE Committee.
 
Q. Why is the event sponsored by the Computer History Museum?
A. The charter of the Computer History Museum is "to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the Information Age." To fulfill this charter, the Museum sponsors a number of programs to capture the stories from the people who made them history. This is the second event the Museum has sponsored that focuses on a particular company. The first event was DECWorld 2001.
 
Q. Is Apple Computer sponsoring the event?
A. No, the event is sponsored by the Computer History Museum and has been organized by a group of volunteer Apple and Claris alumni. While Apple is aware of and supportive of the event, they are not directly involved in any way.
 
Q. Why is the event limited to people who worked at Apple or Claris between 1976 and 1993?
A. To qualify as "history," artifacts and the stories behind them must be at least 10 years old. Thus, the AppleLore event is examining the historical contributions made by Apple and the people who worked there 10 or more years ago.
 
Q. Why is the AppleLore Committee discouraging guests?
A. We are asking people to be considerate in their decision to bring their spouse or significant other because there is limited capacity for the event and we want to make sure that alumni are able to attend.
 
Q. Can I see the Computer History Museum's exhibits and the temporary Apple exhibit after the event?
A. Yes. The Museum's Visible Storage Exhibit area is open for docent-led tours by appointment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 1:00 and 2:30 PM. To sign up for a tour please call 650 810 1013 or email tours@computerhistory.org.

The temporary Apple collection will be on display at the Museum for a short time following the event. The Apple History Weblog site containing the historical timeline, video stories, images and individual stories submitted by former Apple alums will be available indefinitely.
 
Q. Why are the communications about this event so slow?
A. We wanted to staff a full corporate communications team complete with a full-time PR staff, newsletter writer, video brigade and glossy brochure squad; unfortunately, venture funding was not available. As a result we had to settle for a volunteer effort by passionate and enthusiastic Apple and Claris alumni who rely on their "spare time" to make this event happen and do their best to be as responsive as possible.
 

APPLELORE PLANNING COMMITTEE    Back to top
 
Some of the volunteers who are working to bring this special event together include:
 
Jim Armstrong (1983-1997)
Bill Cleary (1981-1987)
Donna Dubinsky (1981-1991)
Chris Espinosa (1977-Present)
Dennis Gobets (1982-1993)
Maxine Graham (1981-1984)
Peter Hirshberg (1984-1993)
Fred Hoar (1980-1984)
Dan Kottke (1976-1984)
Pamela Martin (1987-1997)
CJ Maupin (1988-1996)
Doug McLean (1987-1996)
Biruta McShane (1981-1987)
Ike Nassi (1989-1997)
Catherine Nunes (1981-1992)
Renée Rodrigue (1983-1992)
John Scull (1983-1989)
Cheryl Striepe (1986-1991)
Harald Striepe (1987-1995)
Betty Taylor (1989-1996)
Jan Whitley (1980-1985)
 

ABOUT THE COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM    Back to top
 
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, a 501(c)(3) public benefit organization, preserves and presents the authentic artifacts and stories of the worldwide computing revolution and its impact on our lives. The Museum is home to the world's largest collection of computing-related items--hardware, software, photos, films, videos, documents, and marketing materials--including one-of-a-kind and rare objects such as the Cray-1 supercomputer, the Apple I, the WWII ENIGMA, the Palm Pilot prototype and the 1969 Neiman Marcus (Honeywell) "Kitchen Computer." Bringing computing history to life through lectures, seminars, tours, oral histories, and workshops, the Museum records these events for posterity, thereby capturing information technology innovators as they share their personal insights and stories about the invention that has permanently re-shaped our world. Significant parts of the collection are now on view at the Museum's new home at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View, California.
 
For more information about the Computer History Museum, please visit http://www.computerhistory.org/.

Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, and Claris are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Computer History Museum is an independent public benefit organization and is not associated with Apple Computer, Inc. The AppleLore event has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Computer, Inc.


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