25 episodes

Memory Protection is an Apple news podcast set 20 years in the past.

Each month, Josh & Matt take you 20 years into Apple’s past to discuss the news of the day, hardware, software and what was different about the Apple you know today.

Memory Protection Josh McGrath & Matt Smith

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Memory Protection is an Apple news podcast set 20 years in the past.

Each month, Josh & Matt take you 20 years into Apple’s past to discuss the news of the day, hardware, software and what was different about the Apple you know today.

    May 2001: WWDC & iBooks

    May 2001: WWDC & iBooks

    It’s May 2021, and this month we discuss May 2001—how about that! (We’re on a new schedule for a new season of Memory Protection.) We have two events to review this month: WWDC 2001 and the “Your Life, To Go” event. We check the bottom line and get fiscal as we discuss iBooks, Education, and Mac OS X.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    March 2001: OS X 10.0: Primetime

    March 2001: OS X 10.0: Primetime

    The time has come, it’s the moment that every classic Mac enthusiast has been waiting for: the release of Mac OS X. We dive into two very different reviews with very similar conclusions. We discuss how user experience paradigmns have changed for computer users over the last 20 years and why old conceptual models of human computer interaction may not be necessary anymore.

    • 54 min
    February 2001: Macworld Tokyo 2001

    February 2001: Macworld Tokyo 2001

    This month we indulge in a shorter episode as Steve Jobs jets off to Japan to unleash the most (flower) powerful iMacs yet. We discuss the disturbing effect the new iMacs have on us, as well as their lukewarm reception and legacy. Matt loses all concentration and Josh falls down an iTools rabbit hole.

    • 39 min
    January 2001: Macworld 2001 San Francisco

    January 2001: Macworld 2001 San Francisco

    It's a new year and Apple is pulling out all the stops at Macworld 2001 San Francisco. This Stevenote has it all: "configurizable" hardware, "fierce" software, professional-grade bake-offs—oh, and don't forget the power & sex(?!). Tune in as we give ourselves new nicknames and discuss Apple's next iMac moment with the announcement of the Titanium PowerBook G4, iTunes, iDVD, and more.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    December 2000: Josh and Matt Start a Productivity Podcast

    December 2000: Josh and Matt Start a Productivity Podcast

    It's the end of another year, a strange year to live through in 2020 and a strange year for Apple in retrospect. We look back on Apple's transitional 2000 and discuss how using 20 year old computers have given us a new perspective on the technology we use today. Matt pulls out his Bean Stash and Josh goes through the looking glass as he discovers much more about a lost product from 2000.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    November 2000: Days of Future Flash

    November 2000: Days of Future Flash

    Apple kept it's news under lock and key in November 2000, so while they hunker down in 2000 and we all hunker down in 2020 let's learn about the software Stove Jobs loved to hate, FutureSplash Macromedia Adobe Flash. We discuss the history of Flash, it's rise to prominence in the late 90's, it's eventual decline when the iPhone busted onto the scene, and it's suprisingly long life behind the scenes on some of your favorite TV shows.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Boothnut ,

Comfort food for Apple nerds

A unique concept executed by earnest and knowledgeable friends. It is both informative and entertaining. Whether you’re a fan of Apple, or just want to learn more about a truly fascinating time in tech history - it is absolutely worth your time.

joebot0101 ,

Interesting and fun

Josh and Matt have great chemistry, and while it’s great to relive the Golden Age of Apple, it’s also interesting to see how many times Apple tried and failed before they got something right. We remember the spectacular wins, but there’s a lot to learn from the losses, and the constant pursuit of vision. Great show!

MBelair ,

Fun and informative!

Josh and Matt work well together

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