Apple has offered a suite of online tools in various iterations over the years. Apple’s first online suite was called iTools (2000–2002), followed by .Mac (pronounced “dot Mac,” 2002–2008), MobileMe (2008–2012), and finally (for now) iCloud released on June 30, 2012.
When the .Mac service was released, it included an email service (with both POP and IMAP), a personal web hosting service called HomePage, an online file storage system called iDisk, and the iCards online greeting card service.
This t-shirt commemorates the release of .Mac (stylized as “.mac”). It is white with a .Mac logo in the left-pocket area and includes a black Apple logo in the back center. The t-shirt brand is Hanes Beefy-T in a size L.
Mac OS X, version 10.3, named “Panther,” was the fourth release of the Mac OS X [pronounced “Mac O S ten”] operating system. The operating system was released October 24, 2003.
Upon release of Panther, Apple Stores gave customers these commemorative dog tags. Each set includes two two-sided tags—the front tags are black and have a stylized “X” (ten) logo with the words “Mac OS X Panther v10.3 Worldwide Release,” while the back tag only features the stylized “X” logo on the front. Both tags have a silver back with a black Apple logo. The tags are held together with a silver loop, and the set includes a ball chain style neck chain. The dog tags are similar in style to identification worn by military personnel. The tags measure 50×30 mm.
Incidentally, the reason that the stylized “X” (ten) logo appears with a brushed-metal texture is because the operating system’s Finder added this texture to various interface elements, including the menu bar, Finder windows, and some dialog boxes. A version of Safari that preceded Mac OS X v10.3 was the first indication that the brushed-metal design style was forthcoming. Mac OS X v10.3 was also the first Mac OS X version to use Safari as the default web browser.
I have two of these sets in my collection, one opened and one unopened in the original package.
This Apple Distinguished Educator book publication was released in 2004 and is titled, Stories Worth Telling: A Guide to Creating Student-Led Documentaries. The book authors are Mary Palmer (English Teacher) and Perry Lee (Social Studies Teacher), from Central High School in Bismarck, North Dakota.
A Documentary Resource CD is also available as a companion to this book.
Written by teachers, the book is a how-to manual to teach the process of planning, writing, filming, and editing student-led documentaries using iMovie and other Apple software of the time.
Chapters include: Chapter 1: Sharing Our Start Chapter 2: Getting Started and Setting Expectations Chapter 3: Managing the Project Chapter 4: Managing the Production Process Chapter 5: Interviewing Skills Chapter 6: The Writing Process Chapter 7: The Editing Process: Celebrating and Reaping the Benefits
Several Appendices include sample assessments, transcripts, and other templates.
This Documentary Resource CD was a companion to an Apple Distinguished Educator book from 2004, Stories Worth Telling: A Guide to Creating Student-Led Documentaries. The student featured on the front of the CD packaging is the same female student featured on the cover of the book.
The book authors are Mary Palmer (English Teacher) and Perry Lee (Social Studies Teacher), from Central High School in Bismarck, North Dakota.
This wooden block features a black Apple logo on one side and contains a colored pencil set with a built-in pencil sharpener. The wood block is 4×3.5 inches and is nearly 1 inch thick (15/16-inch). It contains 12 colored pencils that fit perfectly into 12 holes drilled into the wood block.
This is one of several unique Apple-logo products that was available at The Company Store located in the Infinite Loop Campus (1 Infinite Loop). Around the time that Apple moved to the “spaceship” campus, a new Visitor Center was built near the new campus and The Company Store was closed and replaced by more standard Apple Store.
The Visitor Center sells a few Apple logo items, but the selection is small.
Claris describes itself as “a subsidiary of Apple Inc.” The company began in 1987 as a software company Apple “spun off” to make software for the Apple II and eventually the Macintosh. In 1988 Claris purchased a popular database program FileMaker Inc. In 1998 Claris changed its name to FileMaker and returned its popular ClarisWorks product to Apple (changing the product’s name to AppleWorks). In 2019, FileMaker Inc. went back to the Claris name by rebranding as Claris International.
ClarisWorks for Kids was released in 1997. It had similar features as ClarisWorks, but with a simplified interface aimed at early elementary school students.
This pencil features the ClarisWorks for Kids logo, characters, and a bright yellow eraser. I have seven of these pencils in my collection.
Claris describes itself as “a subsidiary of Apple Inc.” The company began in 1987 as a company that Apple “spun off” to make software for the Apple II and eventually the Macintosh. In 1988 Claris purchased a popular database program FileMaker Inc. In 1998 Claris changed its name to FileMaker Inc. and returned its popular ClarisWorks product to Apple (changing the product’s name to AppleWorks). In 2019, FileMaker Inc. went back to the Claris name by rebranding as Claris International.
This Claris pen is a dark gray metal spring with a white clip on which a blue Claris logo is printed. This style Claris logo was used throughout the 1990s.
This black leather three-pocket business card holder is marked “GENUINE CALFSKIN” and features an embossed Apple logo on one side. It has a large center pocket and a single-card pocket on each side. The manufacturer is LEEMAN (ASI-79530).
I have three of these business card holders, each in the original packaging.