Quoted: on looking back by way of the Apple Pop-Up Museum

“When we hear a band we liked as teenagers, we feel nostalgia, but that’s usually not the band’s thing.”

Thereze Almström, the Apple Pop-Up Museum’s curator, when asked why Apple doesn’t seem interested in looking back at its own history. Late last year, Pat May wrote for SiliconBeat about how a computer historian who was pushing the Cupertino company to include a visitor center in its new headquarters was told “essentially that Apple doesn’t look back, Apple looks forward. A museum in our  lobby just won’t fly.” Oh well, says Lonnie Mimms, the man behind the Apple Pop-Up Museum, which will be in Atlanta the weekend of April 20 and 21. Mimms, who gave 512 Pixels’ Stephen Hackett a preview of the museum — think Apple II, Lisa, MacColby, NeXT machines and more — said, “the history is extremely important, but the corporate entity doesn’t have to be the one to do the remembering. There are plenty of folks to do that for them.”


Photo from Associated Press archives




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  • Doug Pearson

    Hmmm. It’s inevitable that computer museums of various types will continue to pop up but I can’t help wondering what the Computer History Museum’s Apple/NeXT collection looks like.