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Desktops (Apple)

+ - 30th Anniversary of Apple II going on sale->

WhatAboutTheAltair writes: June 5th 1977 (exactly 30 years ago today) was an important date in the history of computing: the Apple II, the world's first practical personal computer went on sale. $1,298 (equivalent to about $4,000 in 2007 terms) got you a MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor blitzing away at 1MHz, 4KB of RAM, Interger BASIC on ROM, an audio cassette interface for storing programs & data, and a 24x40 caps-only video output which you could connect to your TV with an RF modulator. For $2,638 you could get your hands on the top-end machine equipped with a massive 48KB of RAM — and you thought the price of RAM upgrades at the Apple Store was expensive today!
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Comment: Re:Figures (Score 4, Interesting) 168 168

Talk about xenophobic racism.

Read the post. That journal is one of the best journals in the World - look at the previous contributors mentioned in the post and tell me it's not a decent journal. Just because it's German, it doesn't mean it's "sub-par". Your post should be modded down for trolling, but unfortunately I expect it'll bubble up as "Informative".

Also, most US/British journals would refuse to publish not because they doubted the ability of the scientists to produce good quality data, but because they have a knee-jerk reaction that cold fusion is junk science.

Well done to this journal for actually taking it on.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov

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