News from Apple

From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <>
Date: Mon Jul 14 13:18:54 1997

On Sat, 12 Jul 1997, e.tedeschi wrote:

> I think you have got the story (dare I call it history?) WRONG. Steve
> Jobs, when was trying to put the Lisa and later the Macintosh on the
> market, was very much AGAIST the Apple II. His mate Steve "The Woz"
> Wozniac was the one who designed and sustained model II.

That conflicts with my memories. Remember, the Lisa didn't appear for
six years after the Apple II. Jobs is the one who talked Woz into
redesigning his homebrew system for production. Far from being against
the Apple II, that machine was what kept Jobs eating long enough to fail
with the Lisa and barely break even with the early Mac systems. (We
needn't discuss his more recent "successes" -- even though I thought the
NeXt cubes were pretty neat).
Ward Griffiths
"America is at that awkward stage.  It's too late to work within 
the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." --Claire Wolfe
Received on Mon Jul 14 1997 - 13:18:54 BST

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