Comment by Wickus:
This is a re-post of a post done in 2010. Since there is so much interest in Apple and Steve Jobs, I thought I will post it afresh with some current thoughts.
When the Apple I was introduced in 1976, it was the only personal computer to come with a fully assembled motherboard, making it ready to use straight from the box — provided the user supplied a keyboard, power supply, and display, Christie’s said.
It sold for $666.66 and was available until it was discontinued in 1977.
Inside the auction house Tuesday afternoon, many patrons studied the sale catalog using Apple’s iPads and iPhones – a sign of the times, said Christie’s Julian Wilson.
“It is a fitting illustration of how computers have revolutionized the world,” he said.
The bitten apple (original sin), sold for $666.66 (mark of the beast) and a sign of the times. Hmmmm… Do I need to say more? Is the Lord trying to show us something?
Update by Wickus:
Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc., the maker of the iPod music player and the iPhone, is the most valuable global brand, beating Coca-Cola Co., the European Brand Institute said.
Apple topped the list, with a brand value of 69.7 billion euros ($96 billion), in a study of more than 3,000 companies in 24 countries, the Vienna-based institute said. Microsoft Corp. took third spot, one ahead of rival Google Inc. Apple overtook Google in brand value in May in a separate report by WPP Plc’s Millward Brown unit.
Is there maybe a future link with Apple and the mark of the beast? Is this a sign of the times?
PS. I am aware that the Bible does not say what fruit was bitten, but the general public still refers to it as an apple, and that serves the purpose for this post.