Thursday, May 7, 2020

Steve Jobs, Photographer

Chris Hynes:

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Steve Jobs liked to take pictures. He was even taking a picture the last time I saw him. However, many people might not know that some of his photos shipped as Desktop Pictures in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Nick Heer:

But, when Steve Jobs showed it for the first time, the audience did not break into applause. After a couple of seconds of silence, they started laughing — not a typical reaction to a new feature shown at an Apple keynote presentation. One reason for that could be because, at that time, some builds of Microsoft’s glassy-looking Vista had a photo of grass set as the default wallpaper. Apple chose to introduce Leopard — which featured a translucent menu bar and reflective glass dock — with a similar photo of blades of grass.

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