Mark Frauenfelder at 12:04 pm Fri, Dec 21, 2012
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What does the “AppleLink” in the letterhead contact block refer to?
For an actually useful answer, it was an Apple-specific, pre-internet address system, back around the time when communication protocols and proprietary networks were being fruitful and multiplying. I believe AOL used to have a similar address scheme.
Interesting to note that if this press release is from 1994, it’s one of the last AppleLink artefacts, since the network was shut down that same year.
Thanks for the context appropriate response!
AppleLink was the name of both Apple Computer’s online service for its dealers, third party developers, and users, and the client software used to access it. Prior to the commercialization of the Internet, AppleLink was a popular service for Mac and Apple IIGS users. The service was offered from about 1986 to 1994 to various groups, before being superseded by their short-lived eWorld and finally today’s multiple Apple websites.
I remember a time when I was amazed by The Manhole, I wouldn’t necessarily say it was blah.
I had a perpetual visitor in the little 5 year old from next door because I once showed him Manhole on my Mac…I wish there were more “games” like this around…(wasn’t it built in Hypercard?)
Blah blah blah blah youtube comments blah. Blah: blah blah blah blah?
They certainly stuck to the important parts. I must try this the next time I write a report to Council.
Great but it’s actually not a press release.
You mean “blah,” surely.
Yada. (Please excuse my poor blah.)
It may be signed by the Millers, but I think we know exactly who used to draft Cyan’s press releases. Bob Loblaw.
Chicken chicken chicken, chicken chicken!
Why won’t the MIllers work anymore?
I know at least two big Riven conversion projects are in progress.
Somewhere, the Myst Movie is getting Hollywoodized…. slowly.
Now I know where UC stole the idea for their new logo.
Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo
And the extended form: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
I agree. It’s not a press release. It’s a letter. A press release would have had a – O – at the end of it, and would have said the city and state it was released from.
Great song, but they cut off the best part! “…ARGH! FUCK! KILL!”
It has already been noted but this is not a Press Release. It is a letter. Remember letters, people used to send them via the USPS before there was email
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