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Retro Tech: The Apple IIe

June 2, 2014

In honor of Apple’s epic list of WWDC announcements on Monday, we present a look back at Apple’s state of the art in 1983: the Apple IIe.

Produced by Wired as if we had videos like this in 1983 (we didn’t), this short look at the personal computer will help put things in perspective for you. This computer came standard with 64 kilobytes of memory (expandable to a full megabyte). Files were stored on floppy disks. There was no connection to the Web, because the Web didn’t exist yet.

How far we’ve come.

(Bonus for eagle-eyed viewers: There’s one component on this Apple IIe setup that wasn’t made by Apple. Can you identify it?)