Apple II Forever?

Today’s Macworld “Stevenote” was interesting and brought back memories. In the Spring of 1984, I was in San Francisco for the Apple II Forever rollout of the Apple IIc, a small desktop machine which was quite compact but still needed its little green screen monitor (I was with a manufacturer’s rep firm out of college and Apple was our major line…and this was before they hired their own direct sales force).

Though some are already pointing out some of the Macbook Air’s shortcomings (e.g., non-user replaceable battery; only one USB port) I still have to admit to being amazed at the power we have in our hands compared to what I’ve lived with as the personal computer industry has evolved.

My biggest pump today? The iPhone’s new software. I’ve already bookmarked some Google Maps locations and created two screens of oft-used web sites that I’ve “clipped” and made into icons to instantly go to a page…and the exact part of a page all zoomed in and so forth (see the demo here).

Take a walk down memory lane and watch this video from the Apple II Forever event in San Francisco in April, 1984 and you’ll see that all the cool stuff announced today is but a milestone on the way as we walk into our technology future.

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Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.