Alykhan Lalani, Erin Sapp and Judson Frampton win Basis watches for answering challenge questions using Mashery APIs
Was invited to speak about Intel Galileo, Estimote, Blue Cats and Spark Core at Ada’s Technical Books for the Geek Girls Carrots group here in Seattle.
The year is 1984, the scene is the unveiling of the first Macintosh computer to a packed Silicon Valley auditorium. A young Steve Jobs has just spent the last 4 minutes demonstrating the future of personal computing in a tour-de-force presentation covering the world’s first (commercially available) consumer PC capable of rich graphics, visual mouse-driven UI, rich media playback and font-faces.
Seeming to realize that he is about to cause a riot (and barely able to contain his glee), a smirking Jobs steps back from the spotlight with a showman’s flourish and yields the stage his creation: “…today, for the first time ever, I would like let Macintosh speak for itself!” A bag is removed, a screen flickers on and the unmistakeable disembodied mechanical voice of a computer begins to talk: “Hello, I am Macintosh, it sure is great to get out of that bag...”