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Apr 19, 2013, 01:42 PM
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An Apple Pop-Up Museum (http://applepopupmuseum.com) is set to open this weekend, at the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (http://vintage.org/2013/southeast/) in Atlanta. The museum will feature (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/05/atlanta-computer-festival-to-feature-apple-pop-up-museum/) a look at Apple products throughout the years and will include several rare Apple and pre-Apple artifacts like the original Lisa and the Xerox Alto.

The museum is organized into a series of different rooms, with each different section dedicated to a different era in Apple's history.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/20thanniversary.jpgA rare 20th Anniversary Mac
Steven Hackett of 512 Pixels posted a detailed preview tour (http://512pixels.net/2013/04/apple-museum-preview/) of the museum earlier this month, pointing out several highlights along with tidbits from Lonnie Mimms, the man who created the Apple Pop-Up Museum.If the Apple I is Genesis, then a little garage in Los Altos is Eden. The garage is recreated in Mimms' Apple Pop-Up Museum, with large prints of what the workstations looked like. In the middle of the room, on a white stand, under glass, is Mimms' Apple I.

The next two rooms down the hallway are a prime example of how simple -- yet powerful -- the displays in this exhibit are.

The first one is all about the Apple II -- the machine that launched Apple into its first giant wave of success. The room features the machine of course, but also the first Disk II and controller card. The back wall of the room is an art piece made of old disks, and on the wall hangs examples of Apple II logic boards and designs.Hackett goes on to spotlight other early Apple products like the MacColby, an original 128k Macintosh that plays the first game ever made available for the system, and the ultra rare 20th Anniversary Mac. Hackett's account of the museum provides a fascinating overview of the contents of the museum for Apple enthusiasts who cannot make it to Georgia.

The Apple Pop-Up Museum (http://applepopupmuseum.com) will be open on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 2013 and will take place at the Kings Market Shopping Center. Attendees will need to pay a $10 admission fee for a single day or $15 for both days.

Article Link: Atlanta Apple Pop-Up Museum to Open This Weekend (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/19/atlanta-apple-pop-up-museum-to-open-this-weekend/)



Garrod
Apr 19, 2013, 01:48 PM
Sadly that's a bit too far for my budget to stretch to travel that far. Now give me a pop-up book with that sort of stuff in and I'm sold!

DTphonehome
Apr 19, 2013, 01:57 PM
Are people really going to need TWO days for this? It's not Disney World.

"That iMac was exhausting, kids! Let's do the rest tomorrow!"

Silvereel
Apr 19, 2013, 02:14 PM
Heading down there tomorrow :D Only about 45 minutes to an hour from where I live, so I'm lucky!

needfx
Apr 19, 2013, 02:22 PM
hope those things are dusted before being exhibited

UnfetteredMind
Apr 19, 2013, 02:29 PM
Heading down there tomorrow :D Only about 45 minutes to an hour from where I live, so I'm lucky!

Looks like a pretty sweet exhibit. Enjoy!

Squilly
Apr 19, 2013, 02:34 PM
One of these threads I like :(

Good idea for this museum.

bvledford
Apr 19, 2013, 03:09 PM
Only 15 mins from me! Anyone else going?

Kingofmyroom
Apr 19, 2013, 03:13 PM
I'll be going. Its only 10 minutes from me.

carestudio
Apr 19, 2013, 03:20 PM
I'll be going. Its only 10 minutes from me.

lucky you!!!! wish I could be there too!

imageWIS
Apr 19, 2013, 03:36 PM
Are people really going to need TWO days for this? It's not Disney World.

"That iMac was exhausting, kids! Let's do the rest tomorrow!"

Don't forget about the sing-along: 'It's a small microchip after-all...'

ZZ Bottom
Apr 19, 2013, 03:37 PM
Trying to decide between the two-day discount or the season pass!

Lancer
Apr 19, 2013, 03:52 PM
I know it's outdated but I'd love to own one of the 20th Anv Mac's.

iGrip
Apr 19, 2013, 04:03 PM
http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/20thanniversary.jpg


Damn that thing is FUGLY! I take it that The Steve wasn't with the company when it was released? No wonder Apple couldn't survive without him.

bvledford
Apr 19, 2013, 04:08 PM
If enough of us are going we can have a meetup

RoastingPig
Apr 19, 2013, 04:32 PM
aww man this would be really cool to go see

velocityg4
Apr 19, 2013, 05:40 PM
What's more interesting is that it is apart of the vintage computer festival. Which in all is interesting me some. I just hope it isn't just two or three guys bringing a couple of old computers and setting them up on tables in a parking lot.

The festival itself is supposedly going to have vendors. Here's hoping for an Apple IIe, Macintosh II and Commodore PET.

JSquare79
Apr 19, 2013, 05:55 PM
There is an Irish pub located right by the event. Old computers of all types and pints! What better way to spend a Sunday? :D

Drunken Master
Apr 19, 2013, 06:16 PM
What's more interesting is that it is apart of the vintage computer festival. Which in all is interesting me some. I just hope it isn't just two or three guys bringing a couple of old computers and setting them up on tables in a parking lot.

Almost; this exhibit is set up in an old CompUSA.

Silvereel
Apr 19, 2013, 08:52 PM
Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/20thanniversary.jpg)


Damn that thing is FUGLY! I take it that The Steve wasn't with the company when it was released? No wonder Apple couldn't survive without him.

Yeah, it came out either right after Steve returned or right before. It was insanely expensive, too. I remember that they had one on Seinfeld...

Here's a video of Jonny Ive talking about how great it is: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GTts8elSDeE

cosmichobo
Apr 19, 2013, 11:45 PM
The "TAM" came out around a year before Steve "returned".

He gave the order for the remaining stock to be sold at/near to cost, as they hadn't sold very well (no doubt due to the $7,500 price tag for a machine comparable in specs to a $3,500 PowerMac 6500).

Oh and, the thing isn't ugly... It's gorgeous... and there's one sitting in my cupboard not 1m from where I'm sitting.

The Tuck
Apr 20, 2013, 12:45 AM
Thanks for the reminder. Definitely going to this!

Tuck

rGiskard
Apr 20, 2013, 10:48 AM
That's a cool HEPA filter Apple sold with that Mac!

hotard96
Apr 20, 2013, 11:10 AM
Just left the exhibit. I thought it might just be a bus musuem or seversl tents. It was actually very well done. There were about a dozen different rooms with every apple item you could think of. It took us a couple hours. The VCF portion could have been better. More exhibits. More vendors. Get some vintage gaming included. But it was there first try. I am sure it will get better. I thought it was great that the event was hosted in an abandoned compusa. Kind of ironic.

macalec
Apr 20, 2013, 11:16 AM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/19/atlanta-apple-pop-up-museum-to-open-this-weekend/)


An Apple Pop-Up Museum (http://applepopupmuseum.com) is set to open this weekend, at the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (http://vintage.org/2013/southeast/) in Atlanta. The museum will feature (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/05/atlanta-computer-festival-to-feature-apple-pop-up-museum/) a look at Apple products throughout the years and will include several rare Apple and pre-Apple artifacts like the original Lisa and the Xerox Alto.

The museum is organized into a series of different rooms, with each different section dedicated to a different era in Apple's history.

Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/20thanniversary.jpg)A rare 20th Anniversary Mac
Steven Hackett of 512 Pixels posted a detailed preview tour (http://512pixels.net/2013/04/apple-museum-preview/) of the museum earlier this month, pointing out several highlights along with tidbits from Lonnie Mimms, the man who created the Apple Pop-Up Museum.Hackett goes on to spotlight other early Apple products like the MacColby, an original 128k Macintosh that plays the first game ever made available for the system, and the ultra rare 20th Anniversary Mac. Hackett's account of the museum provides a fascinating overview of the contents of the museum for Apple enthusiasts who cannot make it to Georgia.

The Apple Pop-Up Museum (http://applepopupmuseum.com) will be open on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 2013 and will take place at the Kings Market Shopping Center. Attendees will need to pay a $10 admission fee for a single day or $15 for both days.

Article Link: Atlanta Apple Pop-Up Museum to Open This Weekend (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/19/atlanta-apple-pop-up-museum-to-open-this-weekend/)


That is so cool! I wish I was going to the exhibit. I wish Apple had a museum on their campus, however it would not fit with their forward thinking ideology. Maybe some day.

thefourthpope
Apr 20, 2013, 01:12 PM
Damn near makes it worth going to Atlanta!

I love that 20th anny mac, except for the inconsistent gold. And the cloth speaker covers. And the non-matching Thinkpad-style keyboard. And the remote. But the rest is pretty outstanding.

medazinol
Apr 20, 2013, 07:42 PM
I had a Twentieth anniversary Mac!
I bought one when they dropped the price to $2000 shortly after Steve Jobs took over in 1997. It was pretty neat but the Bose sound system crapped out (as many did back then) shortly after I got it.
I emailed Steve Jobs directly about it and I got a call from Apple telling me they were going to issue a repair program but when I told some others on a forum about the program (before Apple announced it officially) Apple contacted me with a stern warning that if they were going to fix mine I had to sign an NDA before they would.
That's when I learned fist-hand that Apple employees lurk on all kinds of Mac boards and report back on the goings on.

cosmichobo
Apr 20, 2013, 08:14 PM
I emailed Steve Jobs directly about it and I got a call from Apple telling me they were going to issue a repair program but when I told some others on a forum about the program (before Apple announced it officially) Apple contacted me with a stern warning that if they were going to fix mine I had to sign an NDA before they would.
That's when I learned fist-hand that Apple employees lurk on all kinds of Mac boards and report back on the goings on.

That's why you wait til after the repairs...

After my email to Mr Jobs RE my badcap eMac, it was repaired for free before any word of a Repair Program. I then emailed Mr Jobs again, thanking him, but pointing out that thousands of other eMac owners had the same problem, and asking if a Repair Program was on the cards. I had another call from my local Apple Exec Relations person, who basically had nothing to say on the matter...

So I resumed telling everyone on Apple Discussions/here/etc to contact Apple, and eventually was also telling them the email address that I used to get through to Mr Jobs, as I didn't feel it was at all fair the way they were treating the people who had purchased Apple's entry level machine...

Radio
Apr 20, 2013, 09:27 PM
If enough of us are going we can have a meetup

Lol wow

I'd love to see a photo

Silvereel
Apr 20, 2013, 09:43 PM
Link to photos below

Well, I put on my 'Hello, I'm a Mac' shirt, and made my way down to the Apple Pop-Up Museum today. I've got to say, it was a blast! Despite being inside what used to be a Comp-USA, they've really turned it into a really nice place. It really did have the quality you'd expect from a museum. They even had a bench to sit on while admiring a massive portrait of Steve!

It boggles my mind that they're only doing this for a few short days. It looks like they put a ton of work into it. They might not have had every Apple device under the sun, but they had everything you need to know about. I was still a bit disappointed that I didn't get a chance to look at a Pippin, but I digress...

I took quite a few photos, so feel free to look them over. I set up a bit of a gallery here (https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=EB97C7860F2A73C3!9924&authkey=!AOoQdcVgjZ4TEeE). Some of them aren't the best, because of lighting and the plastic over displays, but you'll get the picture. There's also a temporary tattoo they handed out in there ;)

Anyways, it's well worth your time if you get a chance to check it out. It's tastefully done, and Apple's products are well worth admiring. It really does make me wish that Apple had a museum of their own.

On a related note, I did check out the rest of the Festival, and got a chance to look at some really arcane gear; teletype machines from the '60s, a tic-tac-toe game from 1961, Altair 8800s, and even a table full of MSX computers and accessories. I also listened to David Greelish's talk on the similarities between Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, which was pretty interesting, too.

Did I mention I came within inches of a real Apple I? Yeah.

somethingelsefl
Apr 21, 2013, 12:25 AM
Are people really going to need TWO days for this? It's not Disney World.

"That iMac was exhausting, kids! Let's do the rest tomorrow!"

The two-day ticket price is for the entire Vintage Computer Festival (http://vintage.org/2013/southeast/), of which this Apple pop-up museum is a part of. It's right in the post, literally the first line.

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I took quite a few photos, so feel free to look them over. I set up a bit of a gallery here (https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=EB97C7860F2A73C3!9924&authkey=!AOoQdcVgjZ4TEeE).

Thanks for sharing! This is great!

mkjj
Apr 21, 2013, 05:04 AM
Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/20thanniversary.jpg)


Damn that thing is FUGLY! I take it that The Steve wasn't with the company when it was released? No wonder Apple couldn't survive without him.

Actually one of the nicest Macs, you have to see it in person to appreciate the detail and thought that went it it.
Agree on the remote though:)

Azurael
Apr 21, 2013, 07:25 AM
Is the TAM really that rare? I remember when every one of the shops down Tottenham Court Road had one on display... Admittedly I've not seen one since! It's a beautiful thing, really has to be seen to be appreciated. Photos just don't do that machine justice.

afireintonto
Apr 21, 2013, 10:38 AM
I went to this yesterday. Outstanding features, and so much history to take in.
The iPod room was my favorite:)
They had an Apple 1 board on display, as well as so many of apples computers throughout the company's history.

kevintheartist
Apr 21, 2013, 06:03 PM
For those who could not make it, I will start uploaded photos as soon as possible. I have a client who wanted an iPod photo and I was to take that and many more. I am more than sure I passed a few other macrumors members as I saw so many people with cameras. Overall it was an amazing viewing and everything was done so well. You could see that everyone was having such a great time.

http://kevinmatthewcurrie.deviantart.com/art/Where-is-all-began-367070363[COLOR="#808080"]

JodyK
Apr 21, 2013, 06:41 PM
I was there today and agree with many of the other comments that is was well put together. Rooms and displays were clean and def had an Apple minimalist type feel.

I will try and also post some pics. I did an exit survey and talked with a lady working the event. She stated they are gauging interest to possibly make this permanent. That could possibly travel with the items or stay where they are now which is an old CompUSA.

I remember going into this very CompUSA years ago where the jelly bean iMacs first came out. I played and tinkered with them and came so close to getting one. Walked out that day (1997???) with a windows laptop as I needed something portable.

2007 I finally jumped into the world of Apple and so glad I did!

Thunderhawks
Apr 22, 2013, 06:26 AM
Are people really going to need TWO days for this? It's not Disney World.

"That iMac was exhausting, kids! Let's do the rest tomorrow!"

Definitely not Disney World: Parking is FREE.

kevintheartist
Apr 22, 2013, 09:06 AM
I went to this yesterday. Outstanding features, and so much history to take in.
The iPod room was my favorite:)
They had an Apple 1 board on display, as well as so many of apples computers throughout the company's history.

That iPod room was pretty amazing! They really did an amazing job!

Machinehead119
May 1, 2013, 10:29 AM
It would be awesome to see the evolution over the years! I still remember the old apple commercials for the old clam shell laptops. Would be awesome to play with one!

- R
www.contemporarychatter.com

Doctor Q
May 2, 2013, 11:05 PM
http://static.businessinsider.com/image/517940f96bb3f7a813000007-590/heres-a-full-view-of-the-wall-of-apple-machines.jpg

The pop up museum will open again on Saturday May 18th and Saturday June 8th.

You can find the details at businessinsider.com (http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-pop-up-museum-2013-4) along with a 49-image slideshow (http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-pop-up-museum-2013-4#the-apple-pop-up-museum-is-in-rosewell-ga-1) (one pictured above).