A brief blurb about my Apple history

If you are new to Applepeels, I worked at Apple from 1984 until 2004. I was there to see the good, the bad, the ugly, and the great.

I was there before Steve left, while he was gone, and when he came back. Though I was asked to leave Apple in 2004, all my reviews were glowing ones including the final one that I received. Most of the people on my team were systematically eliminated from Apple within three years of my departure.

I ended my career there with a wall full of sales awards including Enterprise Manager of the Year in 2002. I would have won the award again in 2003 but management mysteriously cancelled the award that year.

My team of which I am still very proud tripled federal sales in four years, and the year I left we were tracking just under 70% growth year over year.

If you want more information than that, you can browse the handful of Applepeels posts that remain online or you can wait for my book which should arrive in the fall of 2012.

I write about Apple because people including Apple employees still tell me that they enjoy my perspective especially in world of people who are often blinded by Apple’s fame and high stock price.

I can count on the fingers of one hand with a finger or two left the people whom I know who retired from Apple on their terms instead of being fired on forced to leave.

Someone has to tell the story of the thousands of people who kept the lights on at Apple before success found the company, and until someone else speaks up, I will continue to tell the Apple story as fairly as possible.

My perspective is that of someone who uses Macs, Windows, Ubuntu Linux and who is an ex-insider and an Apple computer user since August 1982.

At one time I had over 400 Applepeels posts online, but I removed many in August 2011 and explained my reasons then.

The earliest Applepeels post still on online is from 2005. It is easy to scroll forward from 2005 through the remaining posts. Just click on the link to the right of the “Main” link.

My most recent Macintosh is an I5 iMac that was purchased in October 2010. Unfortunately it is my last up to date Mac. I have been holding off purchasing anything in the hopes that a new Mac Mini might be released. I am currently running OS 10.7.5 with 8 gigs of ram.

There is a little of pre-Apple history about me at my homepage.

This rest of this site provides information about the coast of North Carolina between Beaufort and Swansboro.

Below are links to pages that provide information about North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks

Southern Outer Banks- Coastal Paradise site (a site updated monthly covering area events and weather)

Crystal Coast Life Blog at Blogger (almost four years of posts about life on the Crystal Coast)

Crystal Coast Electronic Village Site (over two and one half years of posts about living near the White Oak River)

The Bluewater Cove Site for information on my neighborhood on the White Oak

My Wordpress site, the Crystal Coast Life Blog with posts starting in 2011

My online quick guide to Emerald Isle, NC and the surrounding area

Below is a link to a travel guide that my I wrote with help from my wife


Buy Kindle Version of A Week at the Beach now

Index to posts from Salt water on my Feet for people interested in considering a move to Coastal North Carolina

Link to a website with area information and many pictures of area attractions

2012 PDF Brochure with map of Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle and Swansboro including my favorite spots