My twelve year old daughter Gabby wants to know how the name Apple was conceived. I don't remember, though I'm sure I've been told before. As a noob, I am certain that there are more people interested in the answer to this question. I assured her that her second question, "where did the name microsoft come from?", was pointless, since all things MS should be obsolete by next year this time. Ah, what work there is in the proper upbringing of a young mind.