The I'm-Sorry-Dave Edition Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Making Of Apple’s HAL, by Ken Segall

Read on if you’re interested in learning how ads were often born in Steve Jobs’s Apple. The process was not at all like what you find in most big companies today (including Apple).

Apple Will Sell Students $630 Of Professional Software For Just $200, by Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica

If you're a student, teacher, or staff member at a K-12 institution or college who is eligible for Apple's education pricing, the company is announcing a bundle that provides a substantial discount for its pro apps. Together, those apps would run you $630—$300 for Final Cut Pro, $200 for Logic Pro X, $50 for Motion, $50 for Compressor, and $30 for MainStage 3—but the bundled cost is just $200.

Apple Again Rejects Call To Appear Before Finance Committee, by Juno McEnroe and Daniel McConnell , Irish Examiner

Technology giant Apple has again rejected an invitation to attend an Oireachtas committee and answer questions over an alleged €13bn in unpaid taxes owed to Ireland.