Who is John Galt...er...I meant John Appleseed

by Erica Sadun


I may have discovered where all those names from the iPhone commercials are coming from: the class lists of a small Australian High School. The names database from Tumut High School, New South Wales contains a John Appleseed, Class of 1981 and a Shaun David Taylor, Class of 1989. For a while, I was stymied by the lack of an Anna Haro--until I discovered Sharon Anne Diversi (Mclerie), Class of 1991. Maybe it's a little stretch but the "haro" part of Sharon and the Anne/Anna names do seem to match. Images after the jump.


2007-06-07 09:49:06
You are a true and dedicated member of our cult :)
2007-06-07 10:35:06
If you put a thousand monkeys in a room with typewriters, would they come up with those names too? Now can someone come up with a cryptic for these names in biblical passages?
2007-06-07 13:26:55
Ivan T.
2007-06-07 20:41:17
Of course, this does raise the further (if even more minor) question of whose leg was being pulled by "John Appleseed" in the class of '81 - that can't be anyone's REAL family name, surely?
Paul Henderson
2007-06-07 22:38:12
Oh, please. Do you just make this stuff up, or do you really spend time on it? Isn't this the Mac DEVELOPMENT center? Does Tim O'Reilly ever read this blog? It's surely not what he had in mind...

Major Appleseed
2007-06-08 10:19:17
My name is Appleseed and I would like to see some more blogs on actual mac development and fewer blogs about things like this and whether or not the EFF thinks they may have found Steve's fingerprint on my mp3.
Luis Haro
2007-06-19 23:15:59
My last name is Haro, and frankly, your connection of the name to Sharon Anne is delusional. Sorry.
2007-06-20 13:03:05
I think that this makes a *little* more sense: http://center.spoke.com/info/p6afpPv/AnnaHaro
Someone named Anna Haro works for an ad agency. Or maybe it's just a coincidence...who knows.
Christopher Reid
2008-01-18 14:40:56
Ohhh Dear.

John Appleseed = Johnny Appleseed.

"...was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced the apple to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Appleseed

2008-07-19 15:45:34
Now why would you post this? Dont you have a rep or something to keep up?
As one said below: sad.