Sunday, December 17, 2017

Apple II

Stephen Wozniak designed the Apple II with eight expansion slots on the motherboard. These slots have direct access to the machine’s data and address buses and could be the machine’s saving grace.

Apple hired some marketing men including Nolan Bushnell, who founded Atari. Mike Markkula invested $250, 000 and became the chairman of the company.

The revolutionary $1,298 Apple II was introduce under the badge of the new logo during the first West Coast Computer Fair held at San Francisco Civic Auditorium on April 17, 1977, and it took the fledging computer industry by storm.

In the years 1980 to 83, when the Apple II was the largest-selling computer in the world, the company didn’t advertise it once. Everybody else who was making products for it was advertising for it.
Apple II
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