To compliment today's addition of a rare 1979 Apple Pascal "Iron-On" Ad to page one of The Mothership Advertising and Brochure Gallery, we present this page detailing the history of the enigmatic Pascal poster. The article, subtitled "Jef Raskin said it was useful code. Steve Jobs said it was contemporary art. You decide." begins:
"Since I posted this article several years ago on Slashdot, this page has become an Internet starting point for discussing a number of different issues, ranging from "What is your idea of the ultimate geek poster?" to discussions about the turbulent relationship between Jef Raskin and Steve Jobs, the two fathers of the Apple Macintosh computer.
One of the things that fascinates people about this project is that it is a tangible byproduct of two great minds, Steve Jobs and Jef Raskin, working together... but not necessarily seeing eye-to-eye. There are few examples of this, aside from the Macintosh, that exist today.
The late Jef Raskin kindly edited, clarified, and co-authored this with me, and for this I am grateful."
The History of Apple's Pascal "Syntax" Poster, 1979-80