Artifact Details

Title

QuickTime Starter Kit

Catalog Number

102777050

Type

Software

Date

1992

Publisher

Apple Computer, Inc.

System Requirements

An Apple Macintosh computer with a 68020, 68030, or 68040 microprocessor; at least 4 megabytes of RAM; and Apple SuperDrive floppy disk drive; and a hard disk drive; System 6 (version 6.0.7 or later) or System 7 (version 7.0 or later); An Apple CD-ROM drive or compatible CD-ROM drive (for accessing the contents of the CD-ROM).

Format

3 1/2 inch floppy disk

Description

Contents: 3 1/2 inch floppy disk (3); User's Guide.

Collection Title

Allen Kossow software collection

Curator Notes

Apple QuickTime Starter Kit, US, 1992
The proliferation of audio, video, and photo formats required a new multimedia system to enable their use on Macintosh computers. QuickTime lead developer Bruce Leak ran the first public presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in May, 1991, where Ridley Scott’s famous 1984 commercial was screened at 320×240 pixels resolution. Other early uses included producing a virtual tour of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory in Vermont, and the CD-ROM Alice to Ocean – A Drive across Australia. QuickTime would become an integral part of the Macintosh software scene, would be released for the Windows operating system, and later supported virtual reality.

Credit

Gift of Al Kossow

Lot Number

X4672.2008