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When Annie became Macintosh

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Mac_Docs.img_.sit (389.32 MB)
MD5: 359495f79b7233848aec900a2c35d905
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MAC_DOC.zip (109.72 MB)
MD5: d79b7d277f466dc3d7981b2fc0109afd
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
The_Macintosh_Project_Selected_Papers_Feb80.pdf
Emulation
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Collection of early documents about the Macintosh.
The pdf files are a random crop originating from 1979 to 1987.
The oldest document by Jef Raskin is also available via the "Manual" button above.

First DL: Image compressed with StuffIt 3.6 with files readable by Acrobat 4.
MD5: 359495f79b7233848aec900a2c35d905

Second DL: Files in a ZIP container for modern computers.
MD5: d79b7d277f466dc3d7981b2fc0109afd

Smalltalk80 and Servant manuals are probably obsolete, as both can be found on their apps' pages.
All files in the first DL have been created new by Preview for backward compatibility with file names shortened for Finder SSW 8.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, June 17 - 10:30pm

It seems 10.11.5's Preview converts to even larger PDF's than 10.4.11's Preview Wink
It does a good job tho' thanks, 24bit.

The original PDF's are using some heavy compression voodoo I think (+JPEG 2000?) which makes them incompatible with earlier Acrobat Readers. — The converted PDF's are much faster to load (and readable in Acro 4+).

I've very much enjoyed reading Jef Raskin's paper.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, June 14 - 11:50am

Thanks Mike, I found the Preview workaround and its still working with 10.11.5
I did not expect files growing that much though.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, June 14 - 12:58am

The zip is good thanks.

   Seems the Inside Macintosh files do not play with e.g. Acrobat 4 and filenames are too long for the old Finder. Any ideas how to convert them to Acrobat 3 or 4 compatible files?

You can use Preview and re-print them to PDF again, renaming them to suit earlier OS's. This method is fast and will make them Acro 4 compatible. Their file sizes will increase, but its worth it I think to get backwards compatible files.

I'm basing this on Preview for 10.4.11 - 10.6x, I can't test on older/newer Preview apps, at present.

If you want to go the whole way after converting, change their Creator Type to "CARO" & File Type to "PDF " (include a Space after the "F" in PDF here), using a Creator Changer in Classic or in B2 or SS.

[Edit] I'm having a problem with an easy conversion using Preview on two of the PDF's "Inside_Macintosh_Vol_1_1984.pdf" & "Inside_Macintosh_Vol_2_1984.pdf", because of the two different page sizes (the cover & the body of the PDF), Preview is cropping the whole document at the front cover's size. So these two are a little more technical to convert, the others aren't as stubborn.

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2016, June 13 - 12:49pm

Apple Annie (Bette Davis) was the name of a character in the 1961 movie Pocketful of Miracles starring Glenn Ford and Hope Lange.

Gary

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, June 13 - 11:48am

Thanks for the pointer!
Something may be wrong with my network.
The Unarchiver inflates the sit to img, but reports a wrong checksum as well.
I´ll try to make a new img.sit for backward compatibility. Meanwhile a zip is there with this MD5 checksum: d79b7d277f466dc3d7981b2fc0109afd

Seems the Inside Macintosh files do not play with e.g. Acrobat 4 and filenames are too long for the old Finder. Any ideas how to convert them to Acrobat 3 or 4 compatible files?

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, June 13 - 10:27am

StuffIt Expander tells me that the .sit archive is corupted.
MD5 (Mac_Doc.sit) = 8c648351bc2dc88b00c5f5f783ea4a73

Can you check this again, please?

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by WhosIt.There - 2016, June 13 - 2:55am

it has been suggested that each major project be assigned the name of a variety of apple.

Well that system didn't last long. Apart from the short-lived Pippin game console, I can't think of any other Apple product with a name of a variety of apple. Smile

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, June 12 - 9:00pm

Yes comrade, Annie was the project name of the undertaking later known as Macintosh.
Not that I did know that before reading the Apple confidential. Smile
The quote below is from the pdf linked to the Manual button. Funny enough we did not see any other apple variety after the Macintosh methinks, only some cats...

Jef Raskin on September 11, 1979:

CHANGE OF NAME

To avoid using only female names on projects, it has been suggested that each major project be assigned the name of a variety of apple. To begin with, what once was the „Annie“ project is now called the „Macintosh“ project.

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by mrdav - 2016, June 12 - 2:07pm

Who is Annie? Any relation to Lisa?