Bill Atkinson in line to buy his iPhone

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    - Taken at 9:18 PM on June 28, 2007 - cameraphone upload by ShoZu

    --David and Jennifer--, betsythedevine, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      Phone time: 9:41. Picture taken 9:18. Proof that Apple is ahead of the times.

    2. StuFF mc 83 months ago | reply

      As one of those behind the Mac, he deserves it ;) Thanks for the Mac, and now enjoy your iPhone ! PS: If you or somebody who knows you happens to see this message : I'd like to interview you for (we have about 100 000 downloads a month)

    3. Pierre Col 83 months ago | reply

      It is a shame Bill Atkinson did not receive an iPhone as a gift from Apple !

    4. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 83 months ago | reply

      That must be your son I met this morning. Seems like a nice kid.

    5. Gerard van Schip 83 months ago | reply

      Bill Atkinson!!! Me is not worthy to look at this photo.

      /me bows

    6. Sheryl Breuker 83 months ago | reply

      The smile tells it all! Why am I not living in the US? :o)

    7. Gerard van Schip 83 months ago | reply

      Sheryl: I can top that, why did I leave Apple?!?!?!?! (got lured away by dotcom money which turned out to be a dotcon :(

    8. kosso 83 months ago | reply

      come this ain't on your Zooomr ? ;p

    9. Duke Patton [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      That guy with his Mac Paint program changed my life. You think that Steve Jobs would hook him up with an iPhone. I mean he did help this little project called "Macintosh" back in the early 80s.

    10. betsythedevine 83 months ago | reply

      Oh, man, the guy behind MacPaint! As Jake also said, he changed my life. I did most of the illustrations for Frank's and my first book in MacPaint--printed them out on my dot-matrix printer, shipped off this "art" to WW Norton, and it's still in print. The earliest version of my science joke book started off as a photocopied pamphlet whose "art" was MacPaint. Simon and Schuster sprang for an actual artist when they published it, tho.

      And don't get me started on all the little dot-matrix black and white "stained-glass-windows" my two kids made for me, some of which I still have.

      Robert, thanks so much for this memory! Hope you and Patrick have lots of fun with your iPhone.

    11. scallydandan [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called iPhone, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    12. brucehoult 83 months ago | reply

      Not just MacPaint!

      The awesome HyperCard was all his too. Besides being great in its own right in allowing millions of regular people to make useful simple hyperlinked applications for themselves (and it's *still* better than Microsoft's ripoff, VB), it also is what inspired Tim Berners-Lee to make the first web server and browser.

      And not only that! He also wrote the QuickDraw graphics library that was so ultra-optimized in hand-written assembler that it allowed 8 MHz machines (everything from the first Mac 128 through to the Mac Plus and Mac SE and Classic) to run a responsive GUI. The Mac would have been impossible without him, at least at that time.

    13. Frasier has left the building [deleted] 25 months ago | reply

      Before dithering, we made images on dot matrix printers using the Ascii character set - and that's no April fool! Thank you Bill Atkinson.

    14. DinosaursAreNotDead 25 months ago | reply

      Lovely effect with Dither !!! Back to 1980 ! :)))

    15. DinosaursAreNotDead 25 months ago | reply

      And the effect is just AWESOOOOOME !
      Paris Montmartre 1980's

    16. jacilluch 25 months ago | reply

      great ...idea...I not did :(((

    17. dualdflipflop 25 months ago | reply

      Sad Mac says: "Hi Bill!!!"

    18. iminlovewithjulie 25 months ago | reply

      Re: "It is a shame Bill Atkinson did not receive an iPhone as a gift from Apple !" Actually, he was offered a free phone, but he waited in line anyway, because he didn't want just one phone. I think he bought 4 that day. (Apple had a limit of 2 per customer, but they waived that limit for Bill.)

    19. dualdflipflop 25 months ago | reply

      Sounds like a similar situation with Woz.

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