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  • #31
    Originally posted by twisty58 View Post
    I had never even considered the apple brand to be related to Adam and Eve....and hadn't thought about the bite out of the apple. This is fascinating to me! Everyone had such good points, too. Great post!!!
    In an effort to be biblically sound, folks..

    The Bible never said it was an apple. Now, we assume it was, but show me the verse it says "apple."

    Now, I do think that what Apple the company ties to - is rooted in the same beliefs. Knowledge/power, etc - so I do agree with the idea you have (and they ultimately had same thought too). However, because I'm into facts, please note, that the type of fruit from the tree of knowledge isn't named. We can assume or guess (we even give teachers apples because they teach knowledge), but we do not truly know.

    Just wanted to put that out there. I dig the connection and theory, just wanted to clarify one detail!

    Carry on.

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    • #32
      Apple's original logo back in the 70s was a drawing of Newton under the apple tree... just sayin'... it's evolved into what it is today. :dunno But if they didn't mean it to reference Eden, then it sure is a striking coincidence.

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      • #33
        Google Wallet/Android Pay and Apple Wallet/Apple Pay seems ripe (bad pun!) for MOB. Given that school flyers and info, newsletters are sent via Peachtree (what's with the fruit thing?!) and Google docs, Signup Genius for volunteer activities, etc I feel like it's a moot point to fight the technology unless you homeschool and are self-employed or independently wealthy. My strategy is teaching my kids to be smart with it instead. It's supposed to be a "smart phone" right?! So, I let them use their gadgets but they are put away at night. I talk to them about learning to interact face to face (my son's gf broke up with him via text so I told him that shows how immature she was and she sure was!) We talk about "tech manners" like don't type what you wouldn't say to your grandparents' face, online safety, know your audience so you're not using slang to talk to your great aunt, don't bully, know what conversations are better over a phone etc. I use Facebook because my older daughters Girl Scout troop posts all their info and events on a closed Facebook page but it shocks me how many adults use it to trash on their spouse, complain about their jobs, brag about their lifestyle, etc. Bottom line, these things may be a necessary evil as most companies have some aspect of social media, ACT/SATs are done electronically etc. I feel like the best odds are teaching kids they are only one of many tools and if you don't use correct search parameters, evaluate credibility of source info, use the tools correctly then it's like using an axe to peel an apple
        Toots

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        • #34
          they threw all the library books into a dumpster!!? As a book lover, that is horrible to me.
          Why couldn't they donate them to a literacy program? Give them away to interested
          people, anything but destruction. terrible waste. And yes, people get addicted to
          their devices, very troubling.
          Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech haolam --Blessed are you O Lord our God, King of the universe

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Stacey View Post
            I often wondered about the "apple" thing and they always seem to be the leading competitor in technology and everyone loves the iphones. My parents have an iphone, i prefer android, but have thought about iphones with my daughter so i can keep up with her and where she is since it does have a locator on it
            Stacey, you can get an app called Life 360 for both your phone and anyone else's phone, but they have to be put in 'your' network. I have android cell phone, and it works fine. My dh also has Life 360. Do a Google search on it to see how it works.
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            • #36
              From the bible we know the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was not an apple tree

              From the bible we know the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 2:17) was not an apple tree because God had already given mankind permission to eat from the Apple Tree and others in Gen 1:29.

              Genesis 1:29 29 Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;

              Since and Apple tree's fruit yields seeds, it could not have been the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
              Rev 5:12 "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."

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              • #37
                I think it is just the fact that there is a bite taken out of the apple, and basically the apple sort of represents the fruit that Eve (and eventually Adam) partook of.

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                • #38
                  That's what I meant when I posted. Even though WE know it wasn't an apple, it has always been described as an apple kinda. People who don't read the bible probably think it was an apple. That's why I think the world would use an apple as a depiction maybe.............

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                  • #39
                    Here's an interview with the man who actually created the Apple logo: http://creativebits.org/interview/in...ner_apple_logo

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Shonsu View Post
                      Here's an interview with the man who actually created the Apple logo: http://creativebits.org/interview/in...ner_apple_logo
                      Well, there it is, straight from the designer (from the article Shonsu linked):

                      Originally posted by Rob Janoff
                      Anyway, when I explain the real reason why I did the bite it's kind of a let down. But I'll tell you. I designed it with a bite for scale, so people get that it was an apple not a cherry. Also it was kind of iconic about taking a bite out of an apple. Something that everyone can experience. It goes across cultures. If anybody ever had an apple he has probably bitten into it and that's what you get. It was after I designed it that my creative director told me: "Well you know, there is a computer term called byte". And I was like: "You're kidding!" So, it was like perfect, but it was coincidental that it was also a computer term. At the time I had to be told everything about basic computer terms.
                      As a designer, I can say that makes sense to me.

                      But what a coinkidink...

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by pixelpusher View Post
                        But what a coinkidink...

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