14 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, 7 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.

    June 2000: Chip History 2: Son of Chip History

    June 2000: Chip History 2: Son of Chip History

    This month we go back to the Mac... to the future. That's right, the time vortex has us again and we find ourselves in the distant future, the year 2005. We discuss Apple's chip transitions, the 2005 switch from PowerPC to Intel, and how that compares to the 2020 Intel to Apple Silicon announcement. We can't escape Star Wars: Episode One Racer, and oh, BTW, we're a MSFT podcast now...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    May 2000: The Train Is Leaving the Station

    May 2000: The Train Is Leaving the Station

    Welcome back to Memory Protection! This month we peek under the hood at WWDC 2000. What do we find? Well, after a couple of missteps where Matt & Josh both watch the wrong keynote... Not much. When we do find the right information, what's there isn't all that great. Buckle up Memory Protectors, Mac OS X is going to be delayed(ish) and Apple snuck a QuickTime CD into your breakfast cereal.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    April 2000: You've Got To Have It

    April 2000: You've Got To Have It

    Welcome back to Memory Protection! This month we wise up, buy some old macs and finally talk definitively about what we have for the last year been talking about only speculatively. We unearth more iMac ripoffs, talk about Microsoft more than normal and get our fingers stinky as we try out Mac OS 9 for the first time in almost 20 years.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    March 2000: QuickTime’s Quick Crimes

    March 2000: QuickTime’s Quick Crimes

    Memory Protectors Unite! This month we look forward?! Josh & Matt don't have a shiny new keynote to watch so they get excited about web browser release notes instead. They talk over Apple's future releases and how their product matrix starts to extend into software as well as hardware, why Apple's (current) software strategy favors consumers over pros, and Steve's iMovie dream finally comes true.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    February 2000: Chip History

    February 2000: Chip History

    Welcome back Memory Protectors! This month sees Apple jetting off to Tokyo for Macworld 2000 where Phil tries Sushi for the first time. There isn't much to report other than a few product announcements. We discuss Apple's big bear codenames for OS X, Josh's deep, deep knowledge of wine & apple varieties, we announce our contest winner from last month, and we dive into Apple's diverse choices when it comes to processor architechture with a new segment we like to call: Chip History.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    January 2000: Steve’s Turtlenectar

    January 2000: Steve’s Turtlenectar

    Welcome back to Memory Protection! This month we're left speechless as Steve Jobs teaches us all about his brand-new 'lickable' Aqua interface for Mac OS X. Phil Schiller becomes more powerful than we could have ever imagined, Ron Burgess is spent & Steve gets to keep his job.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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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