29 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.

    September 2001: Seybold and AppleScript

    September 2001: Seybold and AppleScript

    September means Seybold for Apple. Steve and Phil walk us through all of the improvements that are coming to Mac OS with OS X 10.1. We get deep into a discussion about scripting and automation on the Mac, Matt waxes on about Shenmue for one final(?) time, and Josh finds a way to automate Matt out of future episode intros.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    August 2001: Apple & Nintendo

    August 2001: Apple & Nintendo

    Get ready for a lazy summer episode, baby! The most interesting thing Apple did this month was release Mac OS 9.2.1, so Josh & Matt take up a topic that they've been thinking about for a while: Apple & Nintendo; they seem similar right?

    • 1 hr 23 min
    July 2001: Macworld New York

    July 2001: Macworld New York

    It's the summer time. Time for fun in the sun, taking a dip in a cool lake, and spending a day inside a dark room watching Apple introduce their new desktop line of computers. It's an interesting month for Apple; we join Steve Jobs on stage at Macworld New York to examine the next version of OS X (10.1), the final iteration of the iMac G3, and new G4 towers. This is a keynote that throws a lot at you, literally.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    June 2001: A Man, a Cube, and a Dream

    June 2001: A Man, a Cube, and a Dream

    Join us as we cast our gaze back to the 1960s with the creation of the internet and then jump forward to the early 1990s to witness the advent of the World Wide Web. We speak in metaphor, struggle to pluralize Tim Berners-Lee, and get deep into Karnov.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    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

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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