This Foundations of College Composition course examines the ways that Apple and Microsoft have shaped technology and culture. We will consider histories of both corporations and the ways that these stories have been told. Our course texts will include different forms of media, including printed and electronic texts as well as films, advertisements, interviews, and speeches. Central course topics and themes will include hardware, software, form, function, engineering, aesthetics, visual culture, narrative, sound, marketing, competition, leadership, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the workplace. We will also analyze Apple and Microsoft’s contemporary web presences and global marketing, interpreting such texts as their Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, websites, products, and applications.