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The Holy Grail (…with an eye twinkle…;-)

The Holy Grail (...with an eye twinkle...;-)

Apple store on 5th avenue, Manhattan, New York City (currently under renovation).
Taken – of course with an Apple iPhone 4 – during our visit in New York, April 2011.

We are a real (crazy) Apple family with:

1 iMac 27"
2 MacBook Pro 15"
1 MacBook Air 11"
1 iPad
2 iPhone 4
1 iPhone 3GS
1 iPhone 3G
1 iPod Touch
2 iPod Nano
2 iPod Shuffle

Comments and favs welcome, even from poor Microsoft Windows Users 😉

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL; NYSE: AAPL; previously Apple Computer, Inc.) is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari web browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. As of October 2010, the company operates 317 retail stores in ten countries, and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. As of May 2011, Apple is one of the largest companies in the world and the most valuable technology company in the world, having surpassed Microsoft.

Established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California, and incorporated January 3, 1977, the company was previously named Apple Computer, Inc., for its first 30 years, but removed the word "Computer" on January 9, 2007, to reflect the company’s ongoing expansion into the consumer electronics market in addition to its traditional focus on personal computers. As of September 2010, Apple had 46,600 full time employees and 2,800 temporary full time employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of $65.23 billion.

For reasons as various as its philosophy of comprehensive aesthetic design to its distinctive advertising campaigns, Apple has established a unique reputation in the consumer electronics industry. This includes a customer base that is devoted to the company and its brand, particularly in the United States. Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The company has also received widespread criticism for its contractors’ labor, environmental, and business practices.

While this brand loyalty is considered unusual for any product, Apple appears not to have gone out of its way to create it. At one time, Apple evangelists were actively engaged by the company, but this was after the phenomenon was already firmly established. Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki has called the brand fanaticism "something that was stumbled upon". Apple has, however, supported the continuing existence of a network of Mac User Groups in most major and many minor centers of population where Mac computers are available.

Mac users would meet at the European Apple Expo and the San Francisco Macworld … Read More

Schenectady New York ~ Nott Memorial Corridor ~ Union Faculty ~ Historic

Schenectady  New York ~ Nott Memorial Hall ~ Union College ~ HIstorical

Very first applied as a campus museum.
The Nott Memorial is an elaborate 16-sided stone-masonry setting up which serves as the two architectural and bodily centerpiece of Union Faculty in Schenectady, New York. Dedicated to Eliphalet Nott, president of Union for a exceptional sixty-two several years (1804–1866), the a hundred and ten-foot (34 m) substantial by 89-foot (27 m) large structure is a Countrywide Historic Landmark.
Officially specified Nott Memorial Corridor but referred to by generations of pupils and faculty simply just as “The Nott” or “The Nipple” (from time to time “The Nipple of Awareness”), the building’s centrality and preliminary design trace again to Josef Ramee’s 1813 conception of the faculty grounds, the first prepared school campus in the United States.

The Memorial was built by Edward Tuckerman Potter, architect of location church buildings and households, alumnus of the school, and grandson of President Nott. Construction began in 1858 and was concluded in 1879. The outcome is a person of incredibly few 16-sided structures in the earth.

For practically a century the Nott was typically open inside of. In 1961 the school moved its bookstore into the basement and configured the first two flooring into theater in the spherical. The higher flooring have been sooner or later shut off and fell into disrepair.
In 1993 the school began a complete renovation of the Nott, restoring it to its unique design. The award-profitable project was undertaken by noted Boston based mostly architecture agency Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc and carried out by A.J. Martini, Inc., contractors.[3] The bookstore and theater have been moved to other destinations on the campus, and in 1995 the Nott reopened on the celebration of Union’s two hundredth anniversary.

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