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I recently finished Steve Wozniak's iWoz and it was a real treat to get into the mind of the guy who basically built the device responsible for so many hours spent doing things other than homework as a kid. I still remember the day my dad came home when I was a kid and brought me a big ol' box and said it was a computer. I said “What's that” and he said “Well, open it and find out”. So my journey began. Of course he already knew what it was and what it could do and had been working with computers for the department of defense for years but he wanted me to learn on my own.

I still have that Apple IIe and it still works. Complete with it's color monitor (I did use the monochrome one for a few years), an Apple Mouse, a “double-decker” 5.25 floppy drive, and an ImageWriter printer. Oh and I've got hundreds of 5.25 floppies with everything from the original Ultima Series games (I, II, III, IV, and V - since V was the last one published for the Apple IIe series), Sid Meir's Pirates, Hacker (remember that one with the remote control robot?) and who knows what else packed in boxes in the office upstairs.

Anyways if you're of the generation that got their start on those old Apple's, I'm sure you'll like the book too.

 

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:39 PM Book Reviews | Back to top


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Ah, the good ole days. My first computer was a Timex Sinclair. I loved that thing and it was truly amazing to me at the time. I got rid of mine a long time back, but bought one and a bunch of "Timex Sinclair" magazines off of eBay about a year ago.
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