Bell & Howell Apple II update

From: Ben Franchuk <>
Date: Thu Jan 24 21:45:10 2002

Richard Erlacher wrote:
> That's how the MAC came to be a competitor of the PC instead of the
> Commodores. You pick your market with your pricetag. There were published
> rumors of the original proposed cost of the MAC, in 1985, suggesting it would
> be <$1000. However, Apple decided that, though they would have made typical
> profits on the sub-$1K price by going after the big-blue market, they not only
> added a clear $3k to their profits, but were playing in the major league.
> The Amiga didn't need to be gold-plated, it just needed a price appropriate
> for its intended market.

No it needed to develop user APPS not just games. 640x200 dots are the
end of computers and the high end of TV. Even the latest new game box
is that res - TV output. Real users don't use a TV for output - they
what a real computer screen and that is what killed it.

I don't buy you pick your market with your price tag, I say too cost
cutting corners hurts your product. If that was the case all computers
would still be milti-million dollar time shared computers with 110 baud
dial up.

Ben Franchuk - Dawn * 12/24 bit cpu *
Received on Thu Jan 24 2002 - 21:45:10 GMT

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