The Apple II Computer

Title:
The Apple II Computer
NFSA ID:
19636
Year:
1979
Courtesy:
Network Ten
Category:
Access fees

'To me, a personal computer should be small, reliable, convenient to use, and inexpensive', said technology entrepreneur Stephen Wozniak in 1977. The 8-bit Apple II (apple ][) was primarily designed by Wozniak and released in June of the same year. It was one of the world's first highly successful mass-produced, personal computers, bringing sophisticated technology, including video games, into the home. One of its defining features was its capacity to display colour graphics. Priced at $1300 - $1500, approximately $6,200 - $7,200 in today's money, the Apple II was possibly out of reach for many families at the time.

In this clip from Simon Townsend's Wonder World!, reporter Adam Bowen talks to Rudi about the Apple II with particular emphasis on its educational functions, but we do get to see a very early Star Wars game.

 

Broadcaster:
Network Ten