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LWW
04-09-2011, 06:16 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/Apple_1_Advertisement_Oct_1976.jpg

LWW
04-09-2011, 06:18 AM
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/apple1sale/apple1_2_large.jpg

Apple I laptop

LWW
04-09-2011, 06:21 AM
http://images.techtree.com/ttimages/story/113443_12apple1600.jpg

Apple I desktop.

LWW
04-09-2011, 06:22 AM
http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/still-image/apple_1/apple.steve_wozniak_and_steve_jobs_with_apple_i.19 76.102665474.lg.jpg

Invented by a bunch of hippies.

LWW
04-09-2011, 06:29 AM
If you prefer something aq little more modern:

http://www.vinatravelecuador.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/28gy0ww.jpg

LWW
04-09-2011, 06:31 AM
Or:

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/sun6.jpg

LWW
04-09-2011, 06:33 AM
And how many new that Mac was first a chick named Lisa:

http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Apple-Lisa-1983.jpg

pooltchr
04-09-2011, 07:26 AM
and now look who is back!!!

http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/112510/new-commodore-64-nyt

My first computer was an Amiga (made by Commodore) with 1024 K of RAM. I bought it for it's ability to generate video graphics, and video editing capabilities...all with 1024!

Did IBM and Apple make things better or worse?

Steve

eg8r
04-10-2011, 08:46 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">...the door is open to all kinds of alphanumeric software (i.e., Games and BASIC</div></div>LOL, that brought back all kinds of memories. I started out with a Tandy 1000. I still remember going to Radio Shack to buy it and telling my mother on the way home that it would not take long before I knew more than the guy that sold it to us. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif To this day I do not like dealing with people that work at Radio Shack. I think they go through training on how to be rude. Anyways, 3 days after that along with my trusty BASIC magazine I was playing my first programmed video game. The game was basically a labryinth and I decided that the boards were much to easy so I began my first coding by modifying the game to make it harder and harder. I had been modifying those games for close to 5 years before taking a "Programming in BASIC" course in high school. Let's just say the kid that was teamed up with me for our project was very happy with his decision. We got the final project requirements the first week of class and I turned it in on that Friday. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif The teacher knew that I was going to be bored all semester so she introduced me to FORTRAN and the rest is history.

LOL, I started playing with computers on an old Apple II (math blaster was my favorite game until the Nintendo came out) but my development expertise was centered soley on an IBM platform. This article brings back so many memories from the good ole days. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif From FORTRAN I went on to a more "normal" route for high school kids and college kids but it was the "hook" into my current employer. With FORTRAN I was able to pick up an HP propriertary language and started developing test software for an FRP production missle line. It was awesome. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif What a nerd. Got bored with that and went back to web development and here I am currently working as a software consultant. What a strange path these computers have provided.

eg8r &lt;~~~sorry for being nostalgic /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

LWW
04-11-2011, 03:58 AM
It's a shame that a modern form of "BASIC" isn't readily available.

eg8r
04-11-2011, 07:44 AM
Well, while I am reminiscing I definitely have no desire to go back to the old stuff. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif MS has come a long way with respect to Visual Basic and finally getting it to an object oriented language but I code almost solely in C# at this point for any desktop or web based applications.



eg8r

Sev
04-11-2011, 07:07 PM
Just think those old Apples are collectibles now.

LWW
04-12-2011, 02:42 AM
Only a rare few ... but they probably would be good to grab now.