>> Can anyone remember using one of these?
Oh yeah. The first computers at my highschool were Apple-II-compatible Franklins. I used to really hate on those things because by the time my school got them I had saved up and bought the much-better C=64.
But, I have always respected Woz for the way he pushed the envelope - and this was his masterpiece.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Remember it? I've got one up and running in my office right now. It's even networked to a modern Mac laptop which allows me to transfer Apple II software found on the internet over to those old 5.25" floppy discs (back when a floppy really was floppy). Sure, you can emulate the Apple II hardware on any modern computer, but it's just not the same as sitting down in front of the real thing and playing that game that you repeatedly failed to beat back '82. Interestingly, there is a large community of users/collectors out there still developing software and hardware for the Apple II; recently, someone even created an mp3 expansion board for the it that plays digital music from a USB thumb drive! The Apple II is alive and well and, in fact, every year since 1989 there has been an Apple II convention held in Kansas City, Missouri appropriately (yet somewhat ambiguously) called KansasFest, where users of all ages can come together to peruse old hardware/software, learn about the machine's history and partake in various other Apple II-related events. Remember it? Hell, I live it! Apple II forever!!!
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