Computer stores

Hagstrom, Paul hagstrom at
Tue Aug 25 23:27:54 CDT 2020

Kind of hopping in in the middle of an ongoing discussion that I haven't been following, but:

> On Aug 25, 2020, at 10:51 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:

> Q: although WE call it "Apple I", did the Steves call it "Apple I" or "Apple Computer"?
> The answer tells us whether they were explicitly planning on  making other models later!
> Wikipedia (a terrible choice of citation in anything DISPUTED) says that the '1' came later, and says that the first demonstration was by Woz at the Palo Alto Homebrew Computer Club.   (Started by Gordon French and Fred Moore, with Lee Felsenstein soon after)
> For example, what we call "TRS80 Model 1" was NOT called "Model 1" until the "Model 2" (and then 3) was announced
> What we call "World War 1" was not called "1", nor even "World War", until "World War 2" was obvious.
> What we call "single density" was not called "single density" until MFM was developed, and the MARKETING people called MFM "double density".

The circuit boards say "Apple Computer 1" on them.  So they had the optimistic "1" in the name originally.


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