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The original Apple logo drawn by Apple Computer co-founder Ronald Wayne, depicting Isaac Newton under an apple tree.

Sir Isaac Newton (N.S.: 1643—1727) was an English astronomer, mathematician, and physicist who is credited with co-developing calculus and establishing classical mechanics.

Inspiration for Apple Computer name[]

Newton desribed being inspired to formulate the law of gravity when he observed an apple falling from a tree. The scene of this falling apple is from which the original logo of Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) was derived and illustrated by co-founder Ronald Wayne in 1976.[1] Isaac Newton is also the namesake for Apple's Newton PDA.[2]

References[]

  1. Apple Cofounder Ron Wayne Offers Insight on Original Newton Apple Logo by Bryan Chaffin, The Mac Observer. 2017-07-11.
  2. The Story Behind Apple’s Newton by Tom Hormby, Low End Mac. 2013-08-06.

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