Archive for November 12, 2004

Friday, November 12, 2004

The True Story of Audion

Panic discontinues Audion, and Cabel Sasser relates the product’s history. It’s a great story.

Jobs wanted to know how big we were, and how long we’ve been doing this. He wanted to know a few more things that I can’t even really remember. I remember he asked, “Do you have any other ideas for apps you want to work on?” I replied, genuinely, “Well, we’ve got an idea for a digital photo management program…” and he replied with a simple, “Yeah. Don’t do that one.” Everyone in the room laughed but I had no idea why—remember, my head was still exploding—so Steven Frank had to explain to me that he meant, basically, it was already being made and, of course, it would be called iPhoto. Oh. I get it now.

(via Steven Frank)