Tuesday, May 17, 2005

apple-history.com

This is a very interesting site if only to demonstrate to students how far computer technology has come in 30 years. I graduated from high school in 1976, the year the first Apple 1 came out. I wish I was a a reader of Popular Science at that time and had gotten one of those first ones! The picture of the first Apple in a wood box you had to make yourself is especially amazing. Of course, this site would be too difficult for beginning students to read, but they could still derive value from the pictures and dates. It would be most appropriate for more advanced classes.

2 comments:

terri said...

I liked your article about the history. I just was not into this site. I found that I would not need to use this site when I teach. I would probally use it if I was teaching computers only.

Learning4Life said...

I would use this site for informational purposes. Students would benefit from this rich history. It is amazing that a mind thought this process out and hands built what is now ancient compared to todays technology.