15/09/2016: Happy 30th Anniversary Apple IIGS!
On this day 30 years ago, Apple released a new computer that was equal parts new and old, pushing and pulling, wonderful yet flawed.
This photo is actually the cake from my 40th birthday held earlier this year that my wife secretly organised. But I needed something both ‘Apple IIGS' and ‘birthday' to kick off a series of posts to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the IIGS, especially when my originally intended celebration would have been to release the coffee table book I've been working on all these long years. Alas, life has gotten in the way of that, as has still trying to track down everything devoted to the platform to archive.
While seeing my rendered likeness in pure edible icing sugar in all its caricaturist glory, it may look that I've ‘conquered' the IIGS. Alas, when it comes to archiving all IIGS software and hardware, the main aim of this website and the coffee table book, this couldn't be further from the truth.
But the work goes on, which will be evident during this week-and-a-bit celebration of the IIGS. Stay tuned over the coming days and I'll unveil some nice new things with which you can enjoy with your IIGS.
Happy birthday to our favourite Sweet 16! It's the cute little flaws that keep a guy interested!