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Old 23 June 2012, 07:12 AM
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Comment: I recently noticed a post on facebook claiming that the Apple
computer logo is often referred to as a tribute to Alan Turing, with the
bite mark being a reference to his method of suicide. The post goes on to
say that during a British TV Show called QI, in series 1, episode 13,
Stephen Fry recounts having a conversation about it with Steve Jobs, who
basically confirmed that it was true.

Is this accurate?
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Old 23 June 2012, 07:19 AM
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Every indication that I have gotten is that the logo (and the company name) came from a summer where Jobs we picking apple’s at an orchard. I don’t think it has anything to do with Turing since the very first Apple logo was a depiction of Issac Newton sitting under a tree.

According to Wikipedia:
This logo is often erroneously referred to as a tribute to Alan Turing, with the bite mark a reference to his method of suicide. Both the designer of the logo and the company deny that there is any homage to Turing in the design of the logo.
I simply don’t think Jobs would have confirmed something like this given the company officially denied the thing and given the first logo didn’t involve an Apple at all.

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Old 29 October 2012, 07:53 PM
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IIRC Fry didn't confirm it in that episode of QI, he said that he asked Jobs about it and Jobs said that he wished it was true but it wasn't.
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