I wish I had a bought an APPLE II Back then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Can anyone relate ?)
I started out as an Electronics hobbyist, and that
graduated more into the software side of Computer.
Even though the first computer I ever touched was TI 99/4A
I was memorized by the APPLE II and always wanted one, even
before I saw my first in school something attracted me to
that machine. I remeber waiting on my riding watching my
prinicpal at school use his APPLE II For business, I was
At first my parents could not afford an APPLE II, so they
bought me a Commodore 16. I always thought Commodore made
crappy home computers, they were cheap for a reason.
I soon grew frustrated with the lack of info for this alrea
dy near dead machine, and almost lost my intrest in
Then something happened my gracious mother realized I was
the equivalent of a great musician without a guitar and
worked on getting me a real computer.
We were very serious about buying an APPLE IIE, and even
considered the IIGS. (That Franklin ACE 2200 at sears got a lot of stares also), Then something happened, I let
someone talk me into buying an IBM Compatible. Someone in the
industry even suggested a mac but I was too brain washed
by then. Plus I need the comptability with the APPLE II's.
There was a board that would let you use your PC as an
APPLE II but were doing very good to buy a PC.
Its irrevalent now but even though I was a computer buff
as kid, In the early day's I never liked the PC. It was so
expensive and it came with nothing (The original APPLE II
came with more), and it sound and graphics were subpar to
say the least. Who wanted to go from the SID cheap to a
computer that could just beep? I saw it as a boring busin
ess computer, back then it really was.
There are times when I wish could go back and
live the APPLE II era, when it was still alive.
To end this , the APPLE II really was my dream.
hope somebody can relate.
P.S...........I have plans to buy a G4 in the future.