"But, by the end of production in 1993, somewhere between 5 and 6 million Apple II computers had been shipped, making Apple the leading microcomputer manufacturer of that time."
If it is repeated enough, everyone begins to believe the lie. I hardly think Apple was ever the "leading microcomputer manufacturer" of ANY time.
By "the end of production in 1993", Commodore had sold almost 13 million Commodore 64's ( Source: http://www.pagetable.com/?p=547 ), not including the millions of PET's, CBM's, VIC-20's, Commodore 16's, Plus/4's and Commodore 128's.
Read more details here. In particular, note the charts on pages 3-6 & 10: http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2005/12/total-share.ars
I hardly think Apple was ever the "leading microcomputer manufacturer" of ANY time. If it is repeated enough, everyone begins to believe the lie.
Steve Jobs saw the future of technology and led the world to it, and the source of his countless innnovations is passion. His greatness product is Steve himself. If we choose to remember him and his lesson, it will provides a near sure path to greatness and success.
I am convinced Apple could count on one key factor more: Apple Developer Community. Speaking worldwide, it is one of the biggest, competence, knowledge and professionals are very good and it could be play in the near future as important resource for Apple itself.
Morry, you are right. It’s a human nature to forget the old and to stick to the new. As we know apple starts with PC business, which most of the new generation knows only about I Phone and IPad. In my opinion, instead of much populating the newer generation gadgets, we have to salute him for his contribution in early 80’s and 90’s, where technology had not developed that much.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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