"Greatest Apple Product of All Time #1"

What was the most important product?

  • Apple I

    Votes: 7 25.0%
  • Apple II

    Votes: 12 42.9%
  • Apple IIgs

    Votes: 3 10.7%
  • Apple IIc

    Votes: 3 10.7%
  • Apple II+

    Votes: 3 10.7%

  • Total voters
    28

Durandal7

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Today's Category : The Early Years


I've decided to run 5 polls over the next couple of weeks. You will be able to vote on what you think is the most important Apple product in each category. Eventually I will take the highest ranking items in each poll and make a final poll. The one who wins the last poll will win the title of Greatest Apple Product of All Time. Any way, vote so we can find out.
 

Mr. Anderson

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I never worked on an AppleII, so I'm no help here. I'll come back and vote in the other polls. Good idea.

But you never voted for one yourself....
 
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Durandal7

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Alright there, I voted for the good old Apple I. I'll probably do early macs tomorrow.
 
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Apple II

I voted apple II becasue it was the first computer I ever used, and I loved it. When I was in 5th grade(making the Apple II about 9 years old) I would still play games on it. It was that good. It never stopped working! Oregon Trail on the Apple II is something you have to try!
 
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Spock

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I remember the Apple 2 very well I used to program on the Apple 2 all the time I could make that 2 do anything I wanted.

PRINT "LIVE LONG AND PROSPER"
LOOP LINE 1

Or something like that.. I forget, Macintosh spoiled me.
 
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Taft

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Apple IIe.

My first computer. Still one of my favorite computers. Nuff said.

Matthew
 
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teabgs

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Jan 18, 2002
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I'm with Eye. If it werent for the Apple I then there wouldnt have been the Apple II or any others..its by far the most important in the grand scheme of things. It started the entire home PC Industry.
 
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jefhatfield

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apple II, II+, IIc, and IIe revolutionized the computer industry in a BIG way...before that, there was no such thing as a super widely distributed personal home and small business computer

as for being the best of all time, i don't know, i am torn between several models, but i will certainly say that it is the most important computer of all time for apple or anybody else involved since the pc world copied the apple II family and unfortunately, were the ones to ultimately cash in on the personal computer design spearheaded by steve wozniak

i hate the fact that ibm copyrighted or patented (or whatever) or the term personal computer because apple beat ibm to the punch but ibm were the smart business ones
 
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Durandal7

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I also agree with eye. Even though i've never used an Apple I i consider it the one that started it all. I may end up with more then 5 polls, Im now thinking 7.
 
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eyelikeart

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Originally posted by atodd
It'd have to be the Apple ][. It was the one that really propelled Apple into being successful.
specifically...how was it "the one" that propelled Apple into success?
 
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jelloshotsrule

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Re: Apple II

Originally posted by Macmaniac
I voted apple II becasue it was the first computer I ever used, and I loved it. When I was in 5th grade(making the Apple II about 9 years old) I would still play games on it. It was that good. It never stopped working! Oregon Trail on the Apple II is something you have to try!
those were good times indeed.

my roommate (who has a pc) recently found an old version of oregon trail online that he got working... it was like a generation newer than the ones we (he and i) remembered but it was still cheesy and blocky, but great! he found mac versions, but i couldn't get them to work. i did see that they have a "new" version for mac and it's got all sorts of crazy 3D stuff and whatnot. seems funny, but the old school colors were classic
 
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Taft

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Originally posted by eyelikeart


specifically...how was it "the one" that propelled Apple into success?
It was more widely owned and a better seller. Many of my friends owned Apple ]['s, the schools in the district had them, and they spawned other similar computers like the ][c (color version, I think). Also, I'm not sure I've ever seen an Apple I.

To me the Apple experience began with Apple ][s and they will foreve be etched into my mind. My anecdotal evidence suggests others feel the same and the Apple boom really started with Apple ][.

Matthew
 
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maclamb

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Jan 28, 2002
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As we say at the Univ. of Chicago...

Please define your terms....
What do you mean by greatest?
Fastest
Best seller
Most features
Most import
Most influential
Largest
Heaviest


:eek:
 
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Mr. Anderson

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Did you hit the wrong button and get new thread instead of post reply, what is this in reference to?
 
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iGav

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Wrong button me thinks....

However let me know if it isn't...

I have answers for all of them.....:p
 
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maclamb

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i was trying to repond to the "Greatest mac ever" post and the site (IE on OSX actually) was having problems getting my post to the right place.

sorry...
 
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Taft

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Are you currently at the University of Chicago? You're location says CA...

Matthew
 
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maclamb

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born and raised in Chi-town - which is why I live in No. Cal now ;-)

That was nan old qoute we used to hear a lot......

BTW - the '69 Mets weren't amazing - the Cubs choked (per usual).....
 
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eyelikeart

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Originally posted by maclamb
i was trying to repond to the "Greatest mac ever" post and the site (IE on OSX actually) was having problems getting my post to the right place.

sorry...
thread merged...happy? ;)
 
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Durandal7

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Since you merged the threads can you give this thread the original name of "Greatest Apple Product of All Time #1" I cant seem to change the name back and this name is just plain confusing.

Anyway the terms you base this on is entirely up to the voter.
 
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eyelikeart

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Originally posted by asurace
Since you merged the threads can you give this thread the original name of "Greatest Apple Product of All Time #1" I cant seem to change the name back and this name is just plain confusing.

Anyway the terms you base this on is entirely up to the voter.
sorry for the confusion...as I am still getting used to how this all works... ;)
 
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