My trusty workbench has officially gone mainstream, courtesy of PC World. They've just published my autopsy of Apple's first portable computer, the Apple IIc, as a richly illustrated slide show. It's peppered with factoids and doses of VC&G-style humor, so I think you guys will like it. Here's an excerpt from the intro:
Earlier this year Apple released its thinnest and lightest portable computer yet, the MacBook Air, to great fanfare. But it wasn't the first time for such an event: Twenty-four years ago critics hailed another Apple computer–its first portable ever–as a masterpiece of compact industrial design. The Apple IIc marked an important milestone for Apple's stalwart Apple II line, squeezing the power of a full-size IIe into a svelte 7.5-pound package.
With that intro in mind, I have a question for my keenly intelligent, historically-minded readership: Which release made more of a splash? The Apple IIc or the MacBook Air?