How Apple narrowly missed inventing the Web browser, plus 4 other Apple stories to read today


With so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Ars Technica has an excellent look back at Apple’s HyperCard program on the 25th anniversary of its invention. HyperCard no longer exists, but it foretold the coming of the world wide web, Matthew Lasar writes.
  • The Wall Street Journal breaks down the primary reason Apple makes so much money on its devices compared to competitors: the lower prices it pays for parts. It uses Nokia’s(s nok) Lumia 900 as the latest example.
  • It wasn’t just Apple CEO Tim Cook that talked about Steve Jobs at the All Things D conference in southern California this week. Wired describes how Jobs’ legacy has been felt at the event all week long.
  • Also at the ATD conference was the screenwriter of the upcoming Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, Aaron Sorkin. Gizmodo rounds up some of Sorkin’s most interesting comments from his onstage interview, including how intimidating he says it is to write about someone as revered as Jobs.
  • TUAW sits down with Nolan Bushnell, Atari founder, who talks about what it was like hiring Jobs and how he sees Atari’s early culture reflected in Apple today.

Image courtesy of Flickr user kalleboo



I could throw up.
Now Apple even gets credit for inevnting the WEB BROSWER?
You’re kidding.
Do you have no conscience? Some people may even believe this…

John Weidman

I agree with you about the headline. But something tells me that you didn’t read the linked article.


Mr. Aaron Sorkin said “By and large, I write about people who are considerably smarter than I am. I was raised that way. My family members and friends growing up were all smarter than I. I really fell in love with the phonetic sound of intelligence and the sound of a really good argument.
Jobs is an extremely complicated guy, I know that for sure. Mark Zuckerberg is as well. I know this for sure: I can’t judge the character. He has to, for me, be a hero. I have to find the parts of him that are like me. I have to be able to defend this character. With someone like Steve Jobs, to put it as simply as possible, you want to write the character as if they are writing their letter to God on why they should be allowed into heaven.”
Waiting for the movie, It definitely has to include these 4 stories.

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