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Apple documentary receives positive feedback

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 for $20.

by MacNN Staff




  1. jhrizz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wozniaks Reaction

    Here is the You Tube link of Wozniaks reaction to the first question, asked by Mike Rose of TUAW...

  1. macnixer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    will it be on iTunes

    I would prefer to buy from iTunes but doubt that Apple would ever allow any documentary or reference to Apple history to be on the itunes store. I tried looking for Pirates of the silicon Valley and its missing.

    Moreover I doubt that the documentary would ever be to the nearest mark. Woz has a pov, any has one, Jobs had another. So do everone who made a decisions at Apple or influence it in a great way.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The best movie he's ever seen? Woz needs to get out more.

    And I'd like to know why Guy thinks 'every Mac user should see this movie'. Does he really think every Mac user cares about the history of their computer? Are Dell users now going to be foaming at the mouth over the history of the Dell? While there are some who care about history, most could give a flying leap, esp. in something like this.

    So I think Guy should rephrase his comment to "Every mac-fanatic should watch this...".

  1. manleycreative

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Clockwork Orange time

    And... Testudo should be made to watch this with his eyelids held open.

  1. dimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Dell HAS a history? "We built cheap PC clones using whatever c*** we could get for the least bucks and..." -- not much of a story really. I guess you could add in "We tried to make an MP3 player but it sucked so bad we had to abandon the market space."

    Apple's history, as the creator of the personal computer, instigator of the GUI, etc. et al. should be of interest to anyone with an interest in technology.

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