Mountain Lion’s New Notes App Contains Hidden Tribute To Famous Apple Ad


Notes isn't the first app to contain this famous quote.
Notes isn't the first app to contain this famous quote.

It’s not uncommon for Apple to hide little treats within the icons of its Mac apps, but it’s always nice when we stumble across a new one. The latest comes with the new Notes application that will launch in OS X Mountain Lion next month, and it contains a famous quote used in Apple’s Think Different ad campaign.

Although it is a little hard to make out on the icon, the quote becomes clearer when you put text alongside it like in the image above. The full quote reads:

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The the troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things different.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.

Of course, this is taken from Apple’s famous “Think Different” ad campaign that was originally narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. However, I prefer the version narrated by Steve Jobs:

This is the same quote found in OS X Lion’s All My Files icon, and in the TextEdit icon seen below.

Source: Reddit

  • thehighesttimes

    I hope whoever deciphered that got a medal or something.

  • Craig Ashley Russell

    Written by Jay Chiat of Chiat/Day – he also designed the Apple stripy colour logo.One of the greatest copywriters of all time.

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  • Andrew John

    Who deciphered this scribble, a pharmacist?

  • braeson

    Hey guys. I’m actually the one who posted this to Reddit yesterday. No, not a pharmacist. Just a graphic designer that’s always looking for little tidbits like this.

  • andycv

    I tweeted this story to Cult of Mac about 4 months ago, but good to see this story published =)