Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Happy Birthday toooo yooooouuu....

The Apple II computer was born 30 years ago. Looking back, I would have to say no other invention has changed my life as much.

The Apple II remains one of the most successful personal computers ever built and, in fact, remained in production until October 1993, when the Macintosh finally put it out to pasture. In all its iterations, around 6 million of these puppies rolled off the assembly line. [More]

Here's the most astonishing part. In 1980, I paid $5400 for an Apple II, 2 disk drives, color monitor and printer. It remains the most expensive computer I have ever bought - and I think I am on #14 right now.

Faster, more powerful, cheaper. Pretty impressive legacy.

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