Engadget looks back on 30 years of Apple

Covering, in their own words, the good, the bad, and the ugly, Engadget gives a look back at 30 years of Apple history. Pictures included. It’s a lengthy write-up, and it highlights some of the best and worst things Apple has done, plus just a touch on the beginnings of Apple.

Has it really been 30 years since two buddies named Steve sold off their prized possessions (Woz’s HP calculator and Jobs’ VW van) to raise money and launch a company? Has it really been 30 years since the two Steves, tired of selling blue boxes, built the Apple I and began selling it for $666.66? Yes, it has, and if you don’t believe it, just compare Jobs’ hairlines from ’76 and today. And while the company has become known for many things, from its groundbreaking GUI to the iTunes Music Store, we know Apple has always been a hardware company at heart. So here’s to you, Apple: the good, the bad and, yes, the ugly from the past 30 years. Happy Birthday.

apple_displays.jpg Yes, these pretty LCDs fall under the good category. On the other side, you have things in the bad like the Lisa and the Newton. And I wasn’t even aware of a couple of the items to make the ugly list. Good reading, though.

[tags]Apple, computing history[/tags]