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Sophistication & Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer

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Despite humble beginnings, today Apple, Inc. enjoys unprecedented popularity and prosperity with its products, routinely selling over a million devices in a single day. It is a major innovator in the computing and consumer landscape, and as shown in this retrospective, the history of the Apple II computer plays a large part in the current successes of the company. The late 1970s saw the dawn of the Apple II, the company's first hit product. It provided the breathing room for Apple to become self-sustaining and ultimately blossom into one of the greatest business and technology successes in history. This account provides a unique view of early personal computing and Apple as a company, focusing almost exclusively on the role of the Apple II within that story. It extends outward to the products, publications, and early online services that made up the ecosystem for the platform during its active years, and follows the story to present-day enthusiasts who still find new things to do with a computer that got its start more than 35 years ago.

About the Author

Steven Weyhrich is a practicing family physician and Apple II expert who is the administrator of www.apple2history.org. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780986832277
Author:
Weyhrich, Steven
Publisher:
Variant Press
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Beginning and Reference
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » History and Society
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » General
Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
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