Artifact Details

Title

Computing for the whole world: Tony Fadell, the designer of the IPhone and IPod and co-founder of Nest in conversation with Museum Historian John Markoff

Catalog Number

102738262

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-05-10

Participants

Fadell, Tony, Interviewee
Markoff, John, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

The iPod and the iPhone transformed entertainment, communications, and computing in the space of less than a decade. What was particularly dramatic about the global impact of handheld computing is that it emerged from a small team of hardware and software designers led by Steve Jobs who had returned to reinvigorate a company that was widely believed to be on life support in 1997.

Tony Fadell was a young computer designer who had worked at General Magic when he was hired as a contractor to design the first iPod. He would go on to lead the hardware development of the first iPhone and then leave Apple to found Nest, a company that designed a connected thermostat, which would be sold to Google for $3.2 billion in 2014.

In a conversation with Computer History Museum historian John Markoff, Tony explores how mobile and internet computing has changed the world in the past decade and what might happen in the next one.

Category

Talk

Collection Title

Exponential Center

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8202.2017