Nate Miller writes:
I'm reliving a current fascination with the Apple ][ family, and am considering picking up a //c for the reasons I can't quite justify. I stumbled upon this page, which is an original review of a //c, circa 1984. It's just so easy to read it as the output of a current blogger. Some of the fascinating quotes: "The ivory color, rounded edges, and high-performance look of the IIc have been dubbed the "Snow White" look and will be featured in all new Apple products. It is the look of the 80's, the Pepsi Generation, and you had better get used to it. You will be seeing a lot of it in years to come." "It also reinforces Apple's contention that the IIc isn't machine for people who want to hack around with the hardware." It's even got the fanboy Art of War maxim: turn your weakness into the greatest strength: "The lack of slots is really a blessing in disguise. It makes the IIc a "closed system." This is the kind of environment for which software developers like to program, since they don't have to worry about all the different cards and hardware kits that you may or may not have in your computer. With a closed system, if the program runs correctly on one IIc, it runs correctly on every IIc. I anticipate that software firms will flock to the IIc. This machine is a programmer's dream•a powerful closed system with a wide range of special features." Couple this with the fact that the //c was introduced at an "Apple Forever" event at Moscone Center...and it was somehow carried off, even without a single liveblogger.