My favorite press release (1994)


24 Responses to “My favorite press release (1994)”

  1. MooseDesign says:

    What does the “AppleLink” in the letterhead contact block refer to?

    • Casual_Economy says:

    • invictus says:

      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.

    • J Tim Nyberg says:

      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 The service was offered from about 1986 to 1994 to various groups, before being superseded by their short-lived eWorld and finally today’s multiple Apple websites.

  2. rtresco says:

    I remember a time when I was amazed by The Manhole, I wouldn’t necessarily say it was blah.

    • tubacat says:

       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?)

  3. Felloslav says:

    Blah blah blah blah youtube comments blah. Blah: blah blah blah blah?

    blah blah.

  4. Max says:

    They certainly stuck to the important parts. I must try this the next time I write a report to Council.

  5. Great but it’s actually not a press release.

  6. doniphon says:


  7. Glippiglop says:

    It may be signed by the Millers, but I think we know exactly who used to draft Cyan’s press releases.  Bob Loblaw.

  8. Ronald Pottol says:

    Chicken chicken chicken, chicken chicken! 


  9. Benjamin Adler says:

    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.

  10. kmoser says:

    Now I know where UC stole the idea for their new logo.

  11. noah django says:

    Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

  12. Russ Nelson says:

    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.

  13. Marc Mielke says:

    Great song, but they cut off the best part! “…ARGH! FUCK! KILL!”

  14. buchacho says:

    Cosmic Osmo!!!!!

  15. 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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