March 23rd, 2013 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Apple, Macintosh, iPod, smartwatch, Apple Lisa, Mac Color Classic, Electronic Board Games, abandoned, mice, displays, pointing devices, Macworld, TechHive, freelance work
I last updated you on my Macworld work back in January. Since then, I've been busy writing more historically-minded pieces for the site as well as its sister site, TechHive. Below you'll find a list of the ones I haven't mentioned yet on this blog in convenient digest form.
Phew. I've been busy! Of those eight pieces, the Apple Lisa one can't be missed. Plenty of interesting little-known history there. The Mac Color Classic and Abandoned Apples pieces are some of my favorites as well.
I'm not sure, but I get the feeling from the lack of comments on my Apple-related posts that not many Apple or Mac fans visit VC&G. Not quite sure why that is, but if you're out there, let me know.
January 25th, 2013 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Apple, Macintosh, Apple Lisa, Apple IIe, Apple II, Macworld, freelance work, eMate 300, Mac Plus, clock
Since my last update on the articles I've written for Macworld in November, I've written at least a handful more vintage-related stories for the publication that I haven't mentioned on this blog. To remedy that, I thought I'd share them below in convenient digest form.
The Mac Plus Clock piece is particularly fun, and I think VC&G fans will really enjoy it.
January 21st, 2013 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Apple, Apple Lisa, Apple IIe, Apple II, Popular Computing, anniversaries, freelance work, Macworld, 1983
APPLE'S BOLD NEW COMPUTERS IN ALL-CAPS
Thirty years ago last Saturday (January 19th, 1983), Apple announced two new computers: the Apple Lisa and the Apple IIe.
Ultimately, the Apple Lisa met an early end, leaving behind technology that shaped the entire industry. The Apple IIe remained a reliable breadwinner during uncertain times in the early life of the Macintosh and remained the flagship member of Apple's popular 8-bit computer line until it ended in 1993.
Here's the cover of the March 1983 issue of Popular Computing which featured Apple's two new machines. It has always been one of my favorite vintage computer magazine covers.
By the way, I recently wrote an article about this anniversary for Macworld in case you're interested.
[ From Popular Computing, March 1983, cover ]
Discussion Topic of the Week: Have you ever used an Apple Lisa? What did you think about it?