Stephen Hackett's weblog about Apple, Apple history, technology, journalism and design.


Brett Terpstra has written one of the most amazing things I've read online in a long, long time. Happy birthday, bud.

How Apollo worked

The fact that man has walked on the moon never ceases to fill me with wonder. The fact that we did it with 1950s and 60s tech is even more amazing.

Knowledge is Dangerous

I joined Joe Saponare, Sam Valencia and Peter Cohen on the latest episode of Moisés Chiullan's Thank You For Calling podcast to talk about customer service in the IT world.

World's Greatest Finale

Yesterday marked the end of The Prompt:

The young men (and Stephen) of The Prompt gather one last time and discuss Overcast and IBM.

Be sure to listen to every last second of the file, becuase there's a great surprise at the end.

Over 57 episodes, Federico, Myke and I generated just shy 3 GB of MP3 files that would take someone 3 days, 47 minutes and 35 seconds to listen to. I couldn't be prouder of our work on 5by5, and couldn't be more excited about the future. Stay subscribed to the feed; we'll be back with something new soon.

Prompt.photos sunset'd

Well, there's this:

We're delighted to announce that we never let you upload anything to our wonderful, hyper-connected service for curating your precious moments. We could not be happier that you could never use this. Today, we're curating our pivot to provide for peak sunset value. The Prompt has ended, and we'd hate to have to provide a way for you to download things from this service. Just thinking about all that work seems tiring. Remember us fondly, with all the other cursed services.

The last episode of The Prompt will be out tonight, but stay subscribed to the feed. We've got some goodies coming your way.