Tom's Hardware does Apple tribute

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    Sort of ironic considering how Tom's generally ignores Apple...but the times they are a changin'....

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    Apple: the once and future king of microcomputing. Get ready for the Pirates of Silicon Valley 2: The Search for More Money (or is that something else?:rolleyes: ).
     
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    Good story .. but i love this part:
    The Bolden part is mine :eek: :eek:
     
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    This may be a nice trip down memory lane! :D
     
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    I thought it was a bit fawning, though accurate - which makes it even funnier when you think of the bad old days of the mid-late 90's - I'll bet no tech publication would have excpected Apple to make it to its 30th birthday with 8 billion in the bank! :eek:

    It looks like this will be a good review of Apple history for those Mac newbies out there - Apple was a huge player in the PC market of the 80's.
     
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    I've been following this tribute. It's been quite interesting. Much of the history of Apple I am already familiar with. It is interesting reading the authors own experience with the Apple II since I was too young then to use them. Given that I wasn't born yet:p . I got on the bandwagon in 1993 but remember using IIe's in the 80's.
    My family got it's first computer in 1987 I believe. Although it was an AST 286 10mhz, 640KB of RAM, and a 20MB Hard drive with CGA graphics. It ran DOS 3.3 and Windows 2.0.
     
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    Yay Apple! Glad to see Tom's Hardware paying Apple some well deserved attention. :)
     
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    At least it's a group (?) that can do it right. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this.
     
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    interesting indeed

    more good reads to come from tomshardware

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    I remember being stationed in Korea in the early 80's and the rave was to get a Krapple.

    Krapple was short for a Korean knock off of the Apple // computer. These knock offs of the Apple // were identical but for 1/3 to 1/2 of the cost.
     

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