News from Apple

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Jul 16 03:44:04 1997

On Tue, 15 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.
> This is true but it doesn't stop the fact that he was very mcu AGAINST
> continuing the Apple II production. He and his collegues even set up a
> separate group sporting a black flag with all the usual death simbols to
> testify that they regarded themselves as "pirates" against the "approve"
> estabilishment of the Apple family (read series II and later Lisa).

I think you're reading too much into this. Jobs wasn't against the II.
On the other hand, he WAS for the Mac. John Sculley killed the Apple ][.

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Received on Wed Jul 16 1997 - 03:44:04 BST

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