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December 23, 2007

Gigabytes and Gigabytes…

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Identify and connect:

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There was another profanity overloaded answer, which we have not approved(although it was right). We like our blog and we like it clean.

Answer:

<Wikipedia>

In 1994, Apple Computer began developing the Power Macintosh 7100. They chose the internal code name “Carl Sagan“, the in-joke being that the mid-range PowerMac 7100 would make Apple “billions and billions.”[2] Though the project name was strictly internal and never used in public marketing, when Sagan learned of this internal usage he sued Apple Computer to force the use of a different project name. Other models released conjointly had code names such as “Cold fusion” and “Piltdown Man“, and he was displeased at being associated with what he considered pseudoscience. (He was at the time writing a book debunking pseudoscience.) Though Sagan lost the suit, Apple engineers complied with his demands anyway, renaming the project “BHA” (for Butt-Head Astronomer). Sagan promptly sued Apple for libel over the new name, claiming that it subjected him to contempt and ridicule, but he lost this lawsuit as well. Still, the 7100 saw another name change: it was finally referred to internally as “LAW” (Lawyers Are Wimps)

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16 Responses to “Gigabytes and Gigabytes…”

  1. nishansolo

    ID:- Carl Sagan and the Apple Computer.

    Connect:- In 1994, Apple Computer began developing the Power Macintosh 7100. They chose the internal code name “Carl Sagan”, the in-joke being that the mid-range PowerMac 7100 would make Apple “billions and billions.”


  2. SEXY QUESTION!!!

    pic(1)->Carl Sagan

    pic(2)->Power Macintosh 7100

    The Power Macintosh 7100’s internal code name was “Carl Sagan”, the in-joke being that PowerMac 7100 would make Apple “billions and billions”
    it was an expression used Carl Sagan to approximate the countless stars, planets, and galaxies found in the universe. It became Sagan’s catch phrase.
    (explaining Gigabytes and Gigabytes).

    *all praise for the question*


  3. nishas thambi

    carl sagan was the code name for the apple power 7100


  4. Shreyas

    A. Carl Sagan
    B. Apple Power Macintosh 7100
    Connect : The Mac 7100’s internal codename was “Carl Sagan”, much do his dismay!


  5. teju
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    1. Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer and astrochemist.
    2. The Power Macintosh 7100 was a high-end Apple Macintosh personal computer.

    The Power Macintosh 7100’s internal code name was “Carl Sagan”. When Sagan learned of this internal usage he sued Apple Computer to force the use of a different project name.


  6. udupendra
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    Power Macintosh 7100 (pic 2), codenamed Carl Sagan (pic 1)


  7. Atul Mathew
    1

    1-Carl Sagan
    2-Power Macintosh 7100

    The Power Macintosh 7100’s internal code name was “Carl Sagan”.


  8. madhur
    1

    1. Carl Edward Sagan
    2. Power Macintosh 7100

    Connect: The Power Macintosh 7100’s internal code name was “Carl Sagan”. Though the project name was strictly internal and never used in public marketing, when Sagan learned of this internal usage he sued Apple Computer to force the use of a different project name. He lost the lawsuit against Apple.


  9. Dibyo
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    1. Carl Sagan
    2. PowerPC 7100

    “The Power Macintosh 7100’s internal code name was “Carl Sagan”, the in-joke being that the mid-range PowerMac 7100 would make Apple “billions and billions.” Though the project name was strictly internal and never used in public marketing, when Sagan learned of this internal usage he sued Apple Computer to force the use of a different project name” – Wikipedia.


  10. Rohan
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    1. Carl Sagan
    2. Apple Power Macintosh 7100?

    The funda is that when apple was developing this product, they chose the internal code name “Carl Sagan” because they thought that this PC would make them “billions and billions”, an obvious reference to Sagan’s famous catchphrase. Sagan sued them blah blah blah..


  11. The pic is that of carl sagan and the next pic is that of apple power macintosh 700 whose code name was “carl sagan”.


  12. 1. carl sagan (aka BHA)
    2. power macintosh 7100.

    the former was the internal codename of the latter while in development.


  13. BigFooT

    1 – Carl Sagan
    2- Apple Macintosh 7100

    The geek-lords at Apple code-named the Mac 7100 project as “Carl Sagan” since it would rake in “billions and billions” of dollars for them. CS was pissed and decided to sue Apple , resulting in a hilarious chain of acronyms being coined in retaliation.


  14. shashank
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    1. Carl Sagan
    2. Power Macintosh 7100

    Power Macintosh 7100’s internal name was “Carl Sagan” ( As Apple was hoping to make “billions and billions” from it )

    Nice hint :)


  15. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    a) Carl Sagan
    b) Power Macintosh 7100
    The connect is the (in)famous codename lawsuit.
    Internal codename of b) was a). When a) got to know of this, he sued Apple. Apple changed the project name to BHA. a) sued Apple once again, but lost. Finally Apple changed the codename to LAW.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  16. yaksha
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    Carl Sagan

    The original codename of the Power Macintosh 7100 was Carl Sagan. However, the codename was changed twice before the introduction of Power Macintosh 7100.
    It was changed after the real Carl Sagan, a physicist (astronomer), sued Apple in 1994 for using his name without permission.


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