The TextEdit Icon (Bunny Treats)

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  1. kaffee

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    Inspired by the reappearance of the exposé slow-mo thread, I'd like to share this interesting piece on the TextEdit icon.
    The text reads:
    Dear Kate,

    Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
    The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square
    holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re
    not fond of rules. Any they have no respect for the
    status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them,
    quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
    About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
    Because they change things.

    Take care,
    Johnny Appleseed”
    (from A Leopard Easter Egg smalldog.com)​

    The enhanced graphics on Leopard apparently made what's written on the icon readable.

    Same question as everyone's when I came across this: who are Kate and Johnny Appleseed? In a nutshell:

    Kate: In computing, Kate is a text editor for KDE. The acronym "Kate" stands for "KDE advanced text editor". (KDE is a Linux-based program)
    Johnny Appleseed: Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman (September 26, 1774–March 18, 1845), was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced the apple to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and also because of the symbolic importance of apples.

    Cute. This decryption of TextEdit's icon letter reminded me of Bantok's Griffin and Sabine story. Another reason to look forward to Leopard's release, too! :)

    (There's more interesting discussion of it here).

    Discussion on the series of numbers appearing on the Calculator app (12374218.75) can be found here. No definite answer to that one yet, though.
    ...
    I searched under easter eggs, hidden facts, hidden and icons, (both under OS X and the Leopard thread), Kate, etc., but none turned up about the app TextEdit nor its icon.
    Anyhow, I really am not sure where it should be posted. Mods, please move to appropriate category if it doesn't belong here (iApps), or delete if previously covered. Thanks!
    :
     
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    cool!

    i don't know if my question has been answered already, apologies if it has...

    what's the significance of July 17 on the iCal icon? notice it changes to the correct date when iCal is open, but reverts back to July 17 when iCal is closed...
     
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    Hi Rommel. The question has been answered. :)

    Here's the thread you are looking for: http://www.philmug.ph/forum/showthread.php?t=20053

    HTH.
     
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    Thanks @reivi400....
     
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    I just love Easter Eggs (in this thread's context)! Thanks for the tidbit, Kaffee! I'm a sucker for factoids...
     
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    Ain't it cool?

    soloworx,
    Somebody commented at the source blog that the mechanical pencil in the icon couldn't have written the text on the notepad in a calligraphic way.

    It would be cooler if Leopard included the function to personalize some elements in the icons of apps, such as the ability to replace the mechanical pencil with a photo of our favorite pens, or notepads. Well, why not even what's written on it? :p
     
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    An update to other icon texts, no longer 'greek', thanks to Leopard.
    [​IMG]

    Update2: Smalldog.com's link in the first post is now here. :)
     
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    Bless you, kaffee, for sharing these factoids :)

    The one on the Keynote icon was a blast! Now imagine saying those words in an actual Keynote presentation.. ;)
     
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    Fascinating link! :) I wonder who thinks of these things...
     
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    wow cool!!! (i didn't know that!!!) hehehehe...
     
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    i didn't even notice that there was text on the Keynote icon LOL (mine are set to small sizes).. maybe the person who created that icon was a Broadway fanatic, or of Spring Awakening at the very least :p
     
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    yeah i agree to that!!!... lolz...
     
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    Cool! I just recently saw a video of this here. It's a "Think Different" mac ad in 1997.

    Thanks for the interesting post, kaffee!
     

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