Looking for info - En-link Ethernet card for the Apple II

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Jun 26 11:06:01 2001

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> --- Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com> wrote:
> > Yeah, I can't imagine any organization in 1984 would be so serious about
> > the Apple ][ that they'd be spending $1,250 for an ethernet card for each
> > Apple ][ to build a network of them.
> My sarcasm detector is pinging madly, but I wanted to add that this same
> organization probably also bought the Apple ][ mouse available about the
> same timeframe for over $250! It was an original 9-pin boxy Mac mouse

No sarcasm at all. I just can't imagine a business in 1984, a time at
which the PC was becoming entrenched in the business environment, trying
to create a network of Apple ][s by purchasing a card that, as someone
else has pointed out, cost as much as the computer itself. That's just
silly. And that's probably why we've only actually seen this one that was
found recently. I've certainly never heard of the card or the company, so
they probably didn't sell many.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Tue Jun 26 2001 - 11:06:01 BST

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