Happy Birthday As the Apple Turns!

On the rainy night of September 20, 1997, a Performa 6400 checked in to Massachusetts General Hospital with contractions just 0.000000005 seconds apart. After 18 hours of intense painful labor, the Performa and its lover Jack Miller welcomed a new baby into their home. As the Apple Turns was born.

Growing up in impoverished times, with Uncle Gil having wasted precious little cash on a nasty telethon habit, As the Apple Turns beat the odds to win an unheard of 5-Star rating on iReview. Smarts, style, sass, and an obsession with Buffy brought millions of viewers.

Old age has not been kind to As the Apple Turns. As Jack tended more to his other children, As the Apple Turns grew distant. Risky behavior--including the fathering of the illegitimate love child you're reading now--led As the Apple Turns to fall into a coma on October 12, 2005.

Still, we salute thee, As the Apple Turns. Without you, our lives would be filled with sorrow. That or we'd watch a lot of Smallville and stuff...


At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over at CARS, your comment yesterday mentioned that Jack Miller and his family are living in your basement.

Please let them out. The Mac world misses them.


At 9:17 AM, Blogger AtAT2 said...

I wish I could! Crazy Mac nerds like us scared 'em into hiding.

At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Lyle said...

You know how when a favorite business-- say, a coffee shop or bookstore-- moves to a new location, they put a note on the door saying that they've moved, and telling you where to? OK, sometimes it's a huge banner painted across the front of the building, but you get the point. If they did not do that, some of their customers would show up, see the empty building, sigh sadly, and leave, mourning their loss.

Why not add a (respectfully small) note to the old AtAT, telling folks where this blog is? I've been dropping by there for months and months, sighing that sad sigh again and again. I only found this new Apple-turnish place because I blundered across a reference to it on MacSurfer.

(Now I'm off to tell my friends, who probably already know and will laugh and throw things at me.)

At 11:23 PM, Blogger AtAT2 said...

Sorry, kidding aside, AtAT is strictly Jack Miller's web site. We--unfortunately--don't have any affiliation with him. If Jack wants to link to us, that's great, but we don't know how to get in touch with him in any non-creepy way.

Thanks for reading!

At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Lyle said...

Oh, I get it. So you'd need an "Under New Management!" sign as well. Sorry about the confusion!


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