Legend of the Dogcow Posted

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Date: Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Fun

Technology blog Uneasysilence.com has posted an abridged history of Apple‘s legendary Dogcow, the cult favorite icon originally designed as part of the Cairo font by Susan Kare when Apple was designing its own fonts back in the 80’s.
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In 1986, the Dogcow image became more prevalent as Apple was looking for an image to demonstrate what its Laser printer line was capable of. The printer development team decided to incorporate the dogcow image, in various positions, to show different page orientations such as Portrait, Landscape, Invert, Flip, etc.
The icon was used in every iteration of the Macintosh operating system until Mac OS 7.1 and was officially dubbed “Clarus”, complete with her own backstory and origin as well as a distinctive “Moof!” sound when necessary.
The Dogcow was present in Apple’s Icon Garden from 1993 until 1998 and remains the mascot of the Apple Worldwide Developer Tech Support Group.
If you’ve seen the Dogcow in any hacks, web sites or other locations, please let us know.

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Cats Prefer PowerPC

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Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2006, 08:00
Category: Fun

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Moose the cat insists PPC is cozier, and he’s right: my Taylor instant reads 82 degrees Fahrenheit for the MacBook 1.83 GHz versus a tropical 90 degrees (F) on the 1.67 GHz Power PC G4. Guess whose battery will last longer…
Contributed by: Gary Cosimini

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