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Remembering Steve Jobs's Apple II

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timbit42
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The leading microcomputer manufacturer of that time?
timbit42   10/16/2011 10:55:13 AM
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You said,

"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.

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Tvotapka   10/13/2011 4:12:22 PM
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Interesting similarities between Jobs and Edwin Land, the inventor of instant photography. Check it out on the NY Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/opinion/the-man-who-inspired-jobs.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

 

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Adeniji Kayode   10/13/2011 1:41:43 PM
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@Taimoorz, Some how I think Steve really understood human nature and physiology so much that all Apple products seem to be a perfect design for us.

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Adeniji Kayode   10/13/2011 1:13:46 PM
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@Jaden. you know, I just made the same comment similar to yours before seeing your comment. I agree with you and in addition, He was a visioneer, a leader and a pioneer.

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Adeniji Kayode   10/13/2011 1:09:18 PM
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@Mr Roques. I totally agree with you and in addition, Steve was a thinker with a vision.He saw into the future and took all of us there by Apple products.

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Mr. Roques   10/12/2011 9:18:50 PM
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Yes, Steve was an artist, one of the best! I think he created the need and the want, he knew what people would want, if someone offered it. 

I don't think I ever said: "I want to carry MP3 music around", after he released the iPod, I thought: "duh!"

The iPad? I dont think no one really came to him asking for that... he created the want and the need.

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JADEN   10/12/2011 10:02:03 AM
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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.

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mfbertozzi   10/12/2011 8:05:04 AM
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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.

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Jacob   10/12/2011 2:49:35 AM
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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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_hm   10/11/2011 7:16:04 PM
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I loved the Apple logo and MArio games. They were quite innovative.

 

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