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About David Bunnell

David Bunnell

David Bunnell is a Berkeley, CA, based media entrepreneur, writer and editor, who began his career working with Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen at the first personal computer company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1975. He went on to start many media properties including PC Magazine, PC World, Macworld, Macworld Expo, BioWorld and others. You can read his blog at DavidBunnell.com or follow him on Twitter @davbunnell.

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Steve Jobs Comes Up With a Really Weird Ad [Recollections]

Steve Jobs Comes Up With a Really Weird Ad [Recollections]

In Part 5 of My Close Encounters With Steve Jobs, Macworld founder David Bunnell describes seeing the 1984 Macintosh ad for the first time.

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Steve Jobs Tells Us To “Belly Up To The Bar” [Recollections]

Steve Jobs Tells Us To “Belly Up To The Bar” [Recollections]

Lunch with the Mac development team.

In Part 4 of Macworld founder David Bunnell’s memoirs about the Mac, Steve Jobs tells a publishing mogul to “belly up to the bar” and hangs up on him.

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We Met With The REAL Steve Jobs [Recollections]

We Met With The REAL Steve Jobs [Recollections]

Macworld‘s founder David Bunnell’s first meeting with Steve Jobs is surprisingly genial. This time he gets to meet the REAL Steve Jobs. Plus he has one of the best ideas of his magazine career.

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Seeing The Macintosh For The Very First Time [Recollections]

Seeing The Macintosh For The Very First Time [Recollections]

In Part 2 of My Close Encounters with Steve Jobs, Macworld-founder David Bunnell tells of seeing the Mac for the first time, and why Steve Jobs parks in handicapped spaces.

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My Close Encounters With Steve Jobs: Meeting Steve

My Close Encounters With Steve Jobs: Meeting Steve

Steve Jobs circa 1983.

This is the first installment of “My Close Encounters with Steve Jobs,” a fantastic series of stories about the early days of the Mac written by the founder of Macworld magazine, David Bunnell.

Bunnell meets Jobs for the first time. He’s nervous because Jobs is in “an extremely foul mood” says the receptionist, maybe because he had an unsuccessful date with Joan Baez the night before.

Also, Bill Gates tells Bunnell he’s going to buy a Mac for his mother. Gates and his cohorts are so excited about the Mac, they’re all buying up Apple stock (possibly in violation of SEC insider-trading rules).

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