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Derek replied to Blake Patterson's discussion An Interview with CMUCC Members Behind the Apple Lisa’s First Scenedemo, “Le Requiem de Lisa”
"Thanks! Couldn't believe they did a second demo and built a custom sound card to go with it. That's crazy. "
Apr 1, 2016
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Mar 29, 2016
Blake Patterson added a discussion to the group Pre-Mac Goodness

ActiveGS Apple IIgs emulator for iOS source code released

Olivier Goguel of the Apple II demo group FTA has released the iOS source code to his Apple IIgs emulator, ActiveGS. ActiveGS was in the App Store wrapping a number of FTA demos, but Apple finally pulled it (long ago). Now, anyone w/ an iOS device can download Xcode 7, compile, and install this emulator on their iOS devices. Instructions are simple and provided. made a demo video of ActiveGS (I had a…See More
Mar 28, 2016
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Pre-Mac Goodness

For those of us whose tastes trend towards the foundation of Mac - the Apple, Apple ][, Apple ][+, Apple ///, Apple //e, //c, //gs, Lisa and other older machines that influenced the sublime.
Mar 28, 2016
Blake Patterson replied to James's discussion Episode 394: Vending Machines
"I owned a //c back in 1984 and thought I'd respond to the eBay auction for that NIB //c and the question of the monitor. The larger monochrome monitor and stand bundled with that NIB //c is indeed intended to be used with the //c. The stand was…"
Feb 22, 2016
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Apple prototypes on display at frog

Setup in late 2011 in honor of Steve Jobs after his death. Story / gallery can be found here:…
Sep 4, 2014
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"Mark Twain" Apple IIgs

"Want to ask 2 questions: 1) Does it still run at 2.8MHz? 2) Is it possible to boot up? Has someone attempted if not?"
Sep 3, 2014

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Alexandria, VA (USA)
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Apple's in my collection:

Lisa 2
Macintosh Plus
Power Macintosh G3 (beige tower)
MacBook 2.4GHz (late 2008, aluminum)
Mac Pro 3GHz (quad core)
Apple TV
Apple //c
Apple IIgs
Newton MessagePad 100
Newton MessagePad 130
Newton MessagePad 2100
eMate 300

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 11:57am on November 9, 2008, James said…
So great to have another big name in retro computing aboard! Welcome!
At 9:16pm on November 12, 2008, Kathryn said…
Great Flight Simulation comparison video. Amazing changes over the years.
At 5:52pm on March 25, 2009, newtonpoetry said…
Fancy seeing you here, sir.

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