Stories of Apple

is creating articles about the history of Apple.

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About

Who am I

My name is Nicola D'Agostino. I am a freelance journalist and translator based in Italy. The first computer I owned was a Macintosh LC 630 and I've devoted the last 20+ years of my life to research, study and chronicle the evolution of computer science technology and in particular the history of Apple.


What is Stories of Apple

Stories of Apple (and its italian version, Storie di Apple) are the two websites where I publish original content about Apple. It's an informal history of technology, design and software and hardware culture originating from Cupertino's Infinite Loop.


I've written about incredible projects such as The Jonathan Computer, told the little-known story of how Apple entered the UNIX workstation market, revealed the secret birth of Photoshop, tracked down the Mac and software Prince used in "Graffiti Bridge" and interviewed key Apple employees, such as Bill Fernandez and legends like John "Captain Crunch" Draper


The Jonathan Computer. Picture: ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers, Hartmut Esslinger & the frog(design) team.

Why I need your support

I love to write well-researched, in-depth history pieces, but they take a lot of time and effort to create, fact-check, illustrate and also correct and expand when new data becomes available.

I've written a lot of news and articles about Apple for a major online website and also a monthly review for a newsstand magazine for many years but, so far, I have been able to devote only a small part of my time and energy to my Stories of Apple. I would like to do more and output great content on a more regular basis and I think Patreon can be the right way to sustain my work. 

What do you get by supporting me?

My goal is to write at least one "story of Apple" a month, and publish it first here on Patreon for my supporters. Additional goals will finance a bigger output of articles and other great content and higher tiers will allow you to read in-progress work, ask for specific topics to be covered and more! 


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