Steve Jobs’ resignation last week got me tracking down memory lane and can’t help but sigh how fast time really flies. This is the Apple II, my first love, which was the very first commercially successful product from Apple Computer (now known as Apple Inc). It looks ugly by today’s standard but wait till you see the Apple I which is only one year its senior. It took me quite a long while to junk my Apple II, even after I have moved on to my IBM PC/1.
Reminiscence about my Apple II brings to mind that one can actually use computer technology as a quick “age group classifier”. Head over to this Timetoast’s Apple timeline page and you will be able to see a pretty neat Adobe Flash interactive timeline of Apple’s development. Can you can relate to any of those times?
And yes, the timeline would indicate that I am not that “young” afterall. I grew up in the times where we use ditto machines for printing during my school days (another memory lane …). What’s a ditto machine, you ask? Check it up yourself, young man!