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  • Mac OS Lion Contains Hidden Tribute to Steve Jobs in “All My Files” Icon


    Mac OS Lion looks like it will be a very impressive update when it’s released this summer. A new feature called “All My Files” allows you to see all of your files in one place and can then be organized by file kind, date created, or the last time the file was opened. The icon for this app is rather small onscreen, however, a larger version can be found hiding inside the operating system. It contains a hidden tribute to Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, if you look hard enough.

    The icon includes sections for Today, Yesterday and Last Week. If you look closely, however, there is text on the individual pages that include memorable quotes from Steve Jobs. The pages aren’t large enough to include the entire text of what Steve Jobs said at the time, but there is enough of it there to get a general idea of what he was talking about.

    Reading from front to back, the quotes include memorable moments from Steve’s past. For your enjoyment and so you don’t have to squint at the text on the image above, here’s what he had to say:

    “In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental…”

    “A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose…”

    “You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it…”

    “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the…”

    “How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song…”

    “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is…”

    “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works…”

    If you would like to find out more about what Steve had to say at the time, then head on over to AppleiGuide for a compete transcript. An Apple programmer must have gone to quite a bit of trouble designing such a cleaver and subtle salute to Steve. I’ve always enjoyed finding little Easter eggs such as this and now the rest of the world can enjoy this one too.

    Source: TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mac OS Lion Contains Hidden Tribute to Steve Jobs in “All My Files” Icon started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      For sure a nice find.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      This is actually a decent article for once. Nice find.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Cool!
    1. wohhey's Avatar
      wohhey -
      I hope steve is okay. This sounds like a goodbye letter to me.
      I would like see Jonathan Ive next and his british accent.
    1. awesomeo4000's Avatar
      awesomeo4000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wiley John Wright View Post
      An Apple programmer must have gone to quite a bit of trouble designing such a cleaver and subtle salute to Steve.
      i sure wish i was as cleaver as the guy who made this icon
    1. shinygerbil's Avatar
      shinygerbil -
      I didn't know it took a programmer to put text into an image file. :P Sure sounds like a lot of effort!

      Kidding aside this certainly does have the ring of a goodbye letter, albeit a cleaver one. (OK, couldn't resist.)
    1. chillihound's Avatar
      chillihound -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      This is actually a decent article for once. Nice find.
      +1
    1. kerfuffler's Avatar
      kerfuffler -
      Nice article! Will look out for this!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      It must of been fun being the guy who got to make that icon
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Very cool. Question: Who took the time, while digging through the OS, to actually say "hey, I wonder if these seemingly random sentence fragments mean anything"?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      That's awesome, a nice little tribute to the man who made it all possible!
    1. shinygerbil's Avatar
      shinygerbil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      Very cool. Question: Who took the time, while digging through the OS, to actually say "hey, I wonder if these seemingly random sentence fragments mean anything"?
      Come on, this is Apple we're talking about.

      It's either zealous fanboys who go through the entire OS file by file, or it's an insider letting it slip to generate a little more publicity.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      thats funny, but kind of egocentric.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by shinygerbil View Post
      Come on, this is Apple we're talking about.

      It's either zealous fanboys who go through the entire OS file by file, or it's an insider letting it slip to generate a little more publicity.
      Sites go through any new beta software released from Apple so they can try and find possible clues for upcoming products. This is very normal.
    1. Dorkenstein909's Avatar
      Dorkenstein909 -
      awwww. thats so nice of apple!
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Very cool
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      This is so neat in some ways and so sad in another..... however it all has good meaning to it!
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      Its nice to know that they put effort into stuff they made and take care of little things like this.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Keep it up steve, really hope this is not a good bye type letter
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve Jobs View Post

      Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
      I'm going to go ahead and call BS on Jobs. Because he is definitely describing jailbreaking[ers] right there.