90 episodes

A podcast looking back at the history of Apple and the Mac community. Hosted by Ed Cormany and Brian Sutorius.

Simple Beep Ed Cormany and Brian Sutorius

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

A podcast looking back at the history of Apple and the Mac community. Hosted by Ed Cormany and Brian Sutorius.

    e88 – The iPad at 10

    e88 – The iPad at 10

    In our final regular episode, we celebrate a great milestone: the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the iPad.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    e87 – Desktop Publishing

    e87 – Desktop Publishing

    This episode we cover the desktop publishing revolution, the Apple-led trifecta that kicked it off in the late '80s, and how it's evolved over three decades. For a holiday bonus, Ed talks about how he used a Mac to design and lay out his family's Christmas cards in the '90s. And finally, we wrap up the year with an announcement.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    e86 – General Magic

    e86 – General Magic

    A team of ex-Apple engineers in the early 90s made a product that flopped worse than the Newton but might be the reason we have iPhones today. We look at the little-known history of General Magic and the newly released documentary about the company.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    e85 – Apple Kremlinology

    e85 – Apple Kremlinology

    Apple hardly ever gives away information about upcoming products…unless you believe that there are secret clues in hidden places. We look at what Apple may (or may not) have signaled in event invitations and product codenames over the years.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    e84 – Apple.com

    e84 – Apple.com

    Apple's online presence has evolved significantly since the days of the early web. From rainbow imagemaps to WebObjects to epic scrolljacking, we tour the technology and content of Apple dot com.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    e83 – Mac Mods

    e83 – Mac Mods

    Brian made a summer project of putting a Mac Mini in a Macintosh Classic and it got us thinking about all kinds of mods people have done with old Apple hardware. Besides the "Classic Mini", we cover Macquariums, unexpected iLamps, weight-bearing cheese graters, and more.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

davetach ,

Great idea, great show

From the moment I first heard about Simple Beep, I thought it was a great idea. The hosts, Brian and Ed, deliver in the premise. They're knowledgable, personable — and the show improves with every episode. And speaking as someone who used Macs in the '90s, Simple Beep strikes the right balance of nostalgia, discussion and information without ever being melodramatic. It's really great stuff.

_MCB ,

Comprehensive History

A great, comprehensive review of classic Mac history.

Chris Truman ,

A fun look back at classic Apple

An informative and fun look at where Apple and the Mac came from.

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