Mutant_Pie started a thred discussing the expired Apple II Patent situation.
It got me to wondering...
If it were possible and someone where inclined to (or crazy enough) to want to build an updated and modern Apple II; what would it look like and what components would it contain?
Would you be able to licence the ROM from the current Apple Computer?
Would it look like a IIe Platinum, IIgs, a IIc, or would it have a new body style?
Would it use current components, or would it still be 8, 16, or even 32 bit?
Would it use SCSI, IDE, or SATA Hard Drives, or maybe even SSD's?
Would CFFA type storage (ala Rich Dreher) be a way to go?
My own partial list would be:
1. A IIgs type body style, except built as a Tower (kinda like a PowerMac 9600).
2. Modern keyboard and mouse capabilities.
3. A 32 bit Bus.
Just for giggles...what would everyone like to see in a "Modern" Apple II?