Every kid should have an Apple IIc

Posted on September 1, 2007 by Chris Duke

Now here’s blast from the past! I was going through some of my old website files from the early 90’s looking for something specific (I can’t even recall what it was I was looking for now…) and found some Apple IIc print ads from my old Apple II+ fan site:

Why every kid should have an Apple after school

According to this Apple Computer, Inc. print advertisement (circa 1985), every kid should have an Apple IIc after school. I never had the IIc, but I did have the Apple II+ (I still want to type as “][+”). Maybe that’s why I didn’t turn out quite right.

I ran my first “website” on my Apple II+ which back in the day was called a BBS and I was the SySop (LOL). I ran it on one dial-up 300bps line with an AppleCat modem and four full-height 5-1/4″ floppy drives. I programmed the BBS using Apple Basic. Good Lord, those were the dark ages of personal computing, but I loved every minute of it. Now if I can just find that old photo of me in my Adidas cut-off t-shirt holding my Apple II+ with the cover off, oh that would just be real special. I think all that was missing was a propeller cap.

Well, enough of my geeky childhood… read the text of this ad for a good laugh. Click the image to view it full size and look below for two more print ads.

Here are a few more:

Apple IIc advertisment

Apple IIc advertisment


4 Replies to "Every kid should have an Apple IIc"

  • Kitterman
    September 5, 2007 (7:46 pm)
    Reply

    Love the new site. On your geeky childhood, don’t forget running that paper route on your Moped to fund your computer habit.

  • Chris
    September 5, 2007 (9:01 pm)
    Reply

    …and my coin-op addiction. One of these days I’m going to buy a Donkey Kong coin-op if it kills me!

  • Jim
    September 10, 2007 (9:00 pm)
    Reply

    I remember saving up to buy my first ][e, eventually had 2 e’s and a ][c…loved it. Stayed up all night hacking with friends. The novation apple cat modem – that brings back memories.

    I remember the first “Color” BBS was the most incredible thing in the world. I think two people could be on at one time. WOW.

    Remember Zork and all the Infocom games?

    Those machines are probably still in my garage somewhere…

    Thanks for the memories….

  • school ppl
    May 5, 2009 (1:54 pm)
    Reply

    i think every kid should have a computer for school because its easier theres more space and it saves trees so try to get your local school to get computers


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