updated 08:15 pm EST, Tue February 3, 2009
Welcome to Macintosh
The documentary Welcome to Macintosh has reportedly received positive feedback and praise during a recent screening that included several Apple personalities. At the recent Macworld Expo, a group consisting of some of the more well-known names in Apple such as Andy Hertzfeld, Guy Kawasaki, Leander Kahney, Jim Reekes, Ron Wayne and co-founder Steve Wozniak all sat down and watched the documentary. When the viewing was finished, Steve Wozniak commented that the presentation was "so much on the mark", and the independent film was the best he had ever seen.
Guy Kawaski, author of Reality Check and creator of Alltop, suggested that "every Mac user should watch this movie". Andy Hertzfeld, co-creator of the Mac, said "Welcome to Macintosh captures and exemplifies the unique spirit expressed in Apple's products". Comments were also provided by Apple Computer co-founder Ron Wayne, who noted that the documentary "is an insightful look at Apple history and a ton of fun to watch".
In celebration of the Mac's 25th anniversary, the filmmakers have planned an international Mac and Apple user group tour. Attendees will have a chance to receive free memorabilia and DVD's, while user groups and Apple centric organizations will receive special discounts. To be included, group officers can register their organization on the Welcome to Macintosh homepage.
An international group named Washington Apple Pi will gather on February 7th to view the film at the Pi Clubhouse in Rockville, MD at 10:30 a.m. FirstTech will screen the DVD on the same day at the Surburban World Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Viewing is free for individuals who have passes, which can be obtained directly from FirstTech at 2640 Hennepin Ave So, Minneapolis.
The Welcome to Macintosh DVD can also be purchased from filmbaby.com for $20.