The Apple III Orgy

I chuckled to myself after ready an article called “The Ill-Fated Apple III“. The last paragraph includes quite a funny quote:

Apple III

The Apple III was not a bad computer, and indeed, it was a somewhat better machine than its main competitor, the IBM PC. But it was boring. Randy Wigginston, who at age sixteen was one of Apple’s founding employees said of the Apple III, “The Apple III was kind of like a baby conceived during a group orgy, and everybody had this bad headache and there’s this bastard child, and everyone says, ‘Its not mine.'” Apple users hoped for something more than incremental improvements from Apple; at the very least they expected something that would make them abandon their Apple IIs and hunger for the successor. The main legacy of the Apple III was to dampen the sense of invincibility that had arisen at Apple in its early years (Levy, 124). Along with the Lisa, the Apple III is one of the most rare of the old Apple computers still in circulation and it is highly sought after by collectors. Its short production run and curious story make it irresistible for collectors interested in Apple history.

Figuring that I was an avid Apple II user both at home and at school (I think it was around 3rd grade – Mrs. Bone’s class…) all the way up through high school – I do actually remember the Apple III… But never saw it anyplace than at the Apple store…

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