It was 30 years ago today that the world’s first “practical” personal computer went on sale.

On June 5, 1977, Apple Computer released the Apple II.

A watershed event in the history of computing, the history of creativity – hell, even in plain ol’ history – Wozniak and Jobs enabled millions of us computer geeks to have an available outlet for our creativity.

I remember being so jealous of my friends with Apple Computers.  We were stuck with a TI-99/4a.  We didn’t even have an Atari to play games on.  Of course, all of that changed with the advent of the Macintosh (which our family’s computing life centered around from the first 128k model), but that’s a different anniversary.

For today, congratulations Apple!  And keep rocking Wall Street!!

Advertisements