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  1. Dalton Merrill says:

    This is just a thought. Do you ever wonder what would happen if someone went back in time when Steve was making his computer, what if the person gave him today's technology?

  2. eri says:

    Apple still seems to be doing this "make everything incompatible" route with how they got rid of Rosetta and soon are going to get rid of 32-bit application support everywhere.

  3. James Lewis says:

    It does seem to me that Apple were ahead of their time with relation to computer faults. The overheating issues of the Apple 3 was later replicated with the Xbox 360 and the exploding batteries of the Lisa by various laptops and Samsung mobile phones.

  4. desposyy says:

    part of the reason you don't see many imac clones is becuase apple sue the snot out of the first people to try.

  5. Audio Crossing says:

    MAN, what camera do you film with? The shots of you have incredible definition. Your lighting helps but it's still really impressive. What make/model is it??

  6. Hase says:

    Would they have shipped the Mac with Apple II compatibility cards or anything to carry over your old shit it would have ruled the market. At least they learned from it, going from MacOS to OS X was made easy by Rosetta, then they offered their "Carbonization" software and later when they switched to Intel all you had to do is recompile and the Software was Universal.

  7. Hamilton Mechanical says:

    I loved my IIc :) we used that until the mid 90s when we picked up a packard hell and began our path haha

  8. Ozrith Clay says:

    quick note on 3.5" disks. The only difference between them is the hole in the corner (not write protection).
    If there is a hole, it's a 2M (HD). if you put tape over that and reformat it's a 1M(DD).
    You can also convert a 1M into a 2M buy punching a hole.

  9. GeoNeilUK says:

    If you think about it, the only companies that thinked different were Acorn with the Acorn Archimedes (the debut of the almighty ARM CPU, but only because it shipped with a BBC emulator and that RISC OS was written in BBC BASIC and had a BBC BASIC prompt that was functionally the same as the command line on the original BBC and Electron) and Miles Gordon Technology when they released the SAM Coupe as a 16 bit computer that was backwards compatible with the Sinclair ZX Spectrum (however MGT were neither Sinclair nor Amstrad)

    For me Commodore and Acorn were the unsung heroes. Commodore's 64, 128 and Amiga were revolutionary. The C64 was the definitive home computer of its time and the Commodore Amiga kicked off CGI.

    As for Acorn… aside from the BBC Micro being the British Apple ][, Acorn were the A in ARM, the inventors of the CPU architecture that runs the world, the giant whose shoulders even Apple stands upon.

  10. sorcerykid says:

    I don't care what anybody says, but Jobs sucks. He was the bane of Apple's existence since it's inception, always holding back true innovation and growth opportunities. The IIGS was one of the best personal computers of the 80s, but Jobs sabotaged it just so he could get his Mac line out the door.

  11. Chuck Hutchins says:

    Woz was a genius and Jobs was an a$$h**e. We can only imagine was Woz could have eventually created if he hadn't been forced out.
    In the end, the most popular computers today are modular and expandable.

  12. Steve Steele says:

    I agree with a lot that you said but what Jobs did with NeXT hastened and directed the revolution that provided the layers of technology that specifically enable today’s tech. A postscript based windowing system on top of a UNIX-like kernel that powers PC, smartphones, TVs, tablets and watches. A multimedia friendly OS that took advantage of local and wide area networks as part of the normal user experience (which led some great minds to create the WWW and modern video game platforms). All of this made possible everything that happened over the next 30 years including our current smartphones. The Apple II may have been the template for the personal computer, but NeXT was the template for an entire generation of technology convergence that has brought us to where we are in 2018. Without NeXT we would have still made it here in some form, but it wouldn’t have looked like this. It certainly wouldn’t have happened as quickly and the user experience probably wouldn’t have been nearly as interesting or productive.

  13. Solo Eldritch says:

    ROTFL round about 30 yrs ago my ex husband bought us (me) an apple IIC. i still have it!! ALL the parts, manuals everything. it was the ABSOLUTE BEST PC!! GREAT GAMES!! my favorite was Championship Lode Runner!! this is to funny..i think i'm going to have to find all the parts an see if it still works.

    just to mention i will NEVER own an apple product made after the IIC. they MADE the software slowly degrade, so you'd be forced to buy newer devices from apple. and they make the shit so DAMN HARD to fix!! screw that crap!! they can keep their money wasting status symbol's..i'll be over here on a generic IBM type pc running LINUX ! THANK you EVER so much!

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