Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today in Computer History

On this day
… 1977 – Apple Computer Inc (now Apple Inc.) released Apple II Plus today. Due to increased memory, this computer could run video games, a database, word processor or a spreadsheet. Its predecessor, the Apple II, was also one of the first computers to have color display and was also available as a board only without the case and keyboard as known today. This may not mean much to us, but was a big stride in 1977.

….2002 – Apple Inc. launched an advertising campaign showing on people who switched from Microsoft Windows platform to Mac. An outgrowth of the campaign was these so called “real people” becoming celebrities

Sources:
Computer History Museum
http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/

The Obsolete Technology Website
http://oldcomputers.net/appleii.html

Apple Switch Ad Campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Switch_ad_campaign


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