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Apple II in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

Apple's first great success is the Apple II that they display at a computer fair and use extensively in the Apple offices.

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There's a glaring problem with timeline accuracy of the hardware in the screen-capture below. It's April 1977, the Apple II is being introduced at the West Coast Computer Fair. That appears to be an actual vintage Apple ][, notice the raised power-light key (later model Apple II and the II Plus had it flush with the case). ..But what's this? A Monitor II display? That wasn't released until 1984 and this is supposed to be 1977! They should have used a household B&W TV set, or one of those boxy-looking 9" monochrome CRT's that were commonly used with early Apple II's. It's interesting to note Apple didn't even manufacture its own CRT until at least May 1980.
2011-02-16 22:33


Another technical error pertaining to the design of the Apple ][ - the pre-release design didn't have the vent slots along the sides, and since Woz was lamenting about only having 3 of them, we can assume these would have been pre-release machines.
2013-05-08 07:01