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Washington Apple Pi May 2009 General Meeting - Charters
Robert "Bo" Huttinger sets up a Macintosh museum for the May 2009 General Meeting. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
Bo Huttinger brought so much equipment that it wouldn't fit on the two tables; he set up two laptops on the floor below. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
Two of the three Apple QuickTake cameras. These were not the first digital cameras, but their introduction greatly boosted the adoption of "consumer" digital cameras. The QuickTake 100, on the left, was introduced in 1994; the QuickTake 150 in 1995. Both were designed by Kodak, built by Chinon Industries. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
Travis Good introduces Robert "Bo" Huttinger, setting up in the center, while President Bob Jarecke looks dubiously at his computer screen. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
Robert "Bo" Huttinger delivered a very nice history of the Macintosh, complete with an ironic collection of startup and crash sounds. Note the screen is formatted to look like the front of an original Macintosh. Bo controlled the presentation via an application running on his iPhone, wirelessly talking to his laptop running Keynote. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
At one point Bo demonstrated the very rare Apple Camera, an S-video device designed to be plugged directly into some models of the Macintosh Centris and Performa. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
President Bob Jarecke presents "The Brownie" trophy for Best in Show at the Washington Apple Pi 2009 Photo Contest to Jerry Eisner. Travis Good attempts to disappear in the background. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
Unaware that the video projector was shining on his face during the presentation, Bob Jarecke offers to move to the right, where he would be more fully exposed by the video projector. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
An Apple Color OneScanner 600/27 with a Color StyleWriter 2200 on top, next to a PowerBook Duo 270c laptop. A Newton MessagePad 2000 rests in front. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
A Macintosh SE with a 40 MB drive displays the sheer raw power available in 1987. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
Closeup of Bo's rare Apple Camera. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
A monitor connected to a Macintosh Performa displays the color video image provided by the Apple Camera. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
Apple Education representative Aaron Davis gave the Pi an update on Apple's financial strength (excellent), Macintosh sales (growing), iPod and iPhone sales (growing), and general outlook (positive). He then capsulized what is known about the forthcoming iPhone 3.0 upgrade, and the forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
Not mentioned in other photos: the black Mac in the center is a rare Macintosh TV (complete with built-in Sony Trinitron screen). The flying saucer thing to the right is a PowerCD, an external CD that came with a remote control and speakers, and could be operated independently of a computer. The small camera ot the right of it is a QuickTake 200, made by Fuji Film. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.
May 2009 was the first General Meeting held at George Mason University. He, along with James Madison, was responsible for the Bill of Rights, founded on his previous work drafting the Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters.