If you want to get nostalgic or are just interested in some of the first computer system, drop on over to the Obsolete Technology Website. There you will find just about every computer system that has been developed since the PC became a part of our vocabulary. There are also some very interesting facts about some of the old computers like the story about the first Apple:
Steve “Woz’ Wozniak was an engineer at Hewlett-Packard, and loved computers. He was relatively poor, but always wanted his own computer to play around with. Being rather intelligent, he had been designing his own computer for years, but never actually got around to making one.
Encouraged by the other computers entering the market, he created his masterpiece, and took it to the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto California to show it to some of the other members.
His friend and fellow Homebrew Computer Club member Steve Jobs loved it, but had a few improvement in mind. He also wanted to see if they could sell some and make a few dollars.
Steve W. and Steve J. got some money together and had some printed circuit boards made, then planned to sell the computer as a kit. This is also when they officially formed the “Apple Computer Company” – Jobs used to work in an apple orchard.
Jobs approached a local computer store, The Byte Shop, to see if they would be interested in selling their Apple 1 computer. They said “Sure, we’ll take fifty fully assembled units.” They sold them all.
Only about 200 Apple 1 computers were made in total. Excited by their success, Woz went on to design the Apple-II – one of the greatest computers of all time.
This might also be a great site to obtain information that just may settle some of the arguments about the older systems. Anyway, you can stop by to enjoy the stories or just to pass some time away. Enjoy.
Website is here.
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