1998: The Year of Thinking Different. book (1998)

With a foreword by Steve Jobs, the book “1998: The Year of Thinking Different.” features the Think different manifesto and two-page layouts of many of the Apple Geniuses (cultural icons) featured in the Think different series.

The book begins with the Think different “manifesto:”

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them,
glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
While some may see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Think different.

The book includes the following Apple Geniuses:

Albert Einstein
Mahatma Gandhi
Pablo Picasso
Alfred Hitchcock
Rosa Parks
Bob Dylan
Buzz Aldrin
Muhammad Ali
Thomas Edison
Martha Graham
Jim Henson
Maria Callas
Dalai Lama
Amelia Earhart
Ansel Adams
Joan Baez
Paul Rand
Miles Davis
Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz
John Lennon & Yoko Ono

The final page of the book states, “This is a limited-edition publication to commemorate the first year of the ‘Think different’ series. It is not for sale or resale, and is only available to employees/affiliates of Apple Computer, Inc.”

The book is paperback, measures 11 x 14 inches, and is printed in black and white.

Source: Apple (this book)

iMac CD set (1998)

When the original iMac shipped in 1998, it had a unique design never before seen in a personal computer. Apple also took the opportunity to redesign the internal packaging of the iMac, down to the book of CDs that shipped with every iMac.

The iMac CD book had cardboard front and back covers in bright yellow. Its white pages with clear fronts each held one CD. The iMac shipped with a bright orange Software Restore CD, a bright orange Software Install CD, and various third-party CDs, including Williams-Sonoma Good Cooking, Quicken 98, and others.

Getting Started Book (2006)

This book, titled Getting Started: Apple Technology for Diverse Learners (An essential teaching and learning resource written by Apple Distinguished Educators) was released in October 2006 with contributions from Dr. Mary Male, Dianna Williamson, and Robert E.M. Craven—all from different California schools.

The book contains a Foreword and three main sections: Setting Up and Personalizing a Mac for Diverse Learner Needs, Using the Applications on a Mac With Diverse Learners, and Connecting Learner Needs With the Built-in Tools on a Mac. The book contains 62 pages and measures 9×7 inches.

Stories Worth Telling Book (2004)

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.