[rescue] WANTED: Apple II cards

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sat May 12 13:19:08 CDT 2007

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
> " 
> " 
> " 
> " The IIgs was a nice little machine. It's really too bad that Apple
> " basically ignored it. The IIgs got too close to the Mac's abilities.
> " In the Mac's early years, the IIgs was nicer in some ways, and if you
> " did some of the CPU upgrades people came up with, it could be faster as
> " well.
> " 
> " It would have been easy for Apple to upgrade the IIgs to have better
> " graphics and CPU than the Mac, but that was never going to happen.
> " 
> " I think part of it might have been Apple divorcing itself from Steve
> " Wozniak too.
> another thing that dragged it down was that apple took so long getting
> it out, right at the time the ibm peecee was launching.  i recall it
> seemed like a couple of years from the first announcements to actual
> introduction.

The IBM PC was launched in 1981.

The IIgs came some time after that.

The IIc came out in 1984, and the IIgs, if I remember correctly, wasn't a
project until 1985 and it came out a year later in 1986.

I suppose Wozniak could have been working on the design for some time, but I
don't remember them announcing the IIgs in 1981.  Seems to me it was only
about a year before it came out.

shannon           | We have nothing to prove.
                  |        -- Alan Dawkins

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