Dear Steve Jobs - Please build Apple II's
This guy loved his Apple II, and wants more like it. No not old or slow but something that spurs innovation and homemade .
I think he is missing something. Look at how many things a Mac can empower you to do. I can't sing, read music, or even keep time; and I don't own a radio station; but I have used Garageband to write the theme song for a Podcast that anyone in the world can listen to.
It may not be the focus of homebrew technology, but it is changing the world. One blog, one podcast at a time.
"The Apple II became a platform for invention. A modem in every slot to create the first online chat? Music keyboard controllers years before MIDI? Digitizing audio through the cassette input jacks? Controlling teletypes through the joystick ports? Big Traks and Armatrons connected as $30 robots? The Apple II was the hub of lots of cool homebrew technology. The first time I heard Van Halen's "Ain't Talkin' About Love" was through a tiny Apple II speaker. All 15 scratchy seconds of it. Where'd I get it? I downloaded it from a bulletin board." Hoopty Rides: Dear Steve Jobs - Please build Apple II's
(Submitted by Noel Mon Oct 17, 2005 )
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