[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
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.
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