As an old computer enthusiast, let me just say that the Apple II is obviously the best thing Steve Jobs ever created. He would never do anything more significant. It says something that the original Apple II came out at the same time as the first Star Wars movie, and yet it’s capable of recreating the trailer for the latest Star Wars movie pretty accurately.
Vince Weaver is an assistant professor at the University of Maine’s Electrical & Computer Engineering department. He has a YouTube channel where he shows off some of his wacky mad science projects, and his latest was to create a port of Valve’s classic puzzler Portal to the Apple II. And he pulled it off!
You may be familiar with the Apple II, the inexpensive yet powerful home computer that put Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak on the map. It wasn’t called “II” for no reason — there really was an Apple 1, but it was literally assembled in a garage by Jobs, Wozniak, and a man named Ron Wayne in 1976. It consisted of a keyboard and a naked circuit board…it was up to the purchaser to supply some kind of box to contain it in, as well as a monitor to display the data. Only around 200 were made, by hand, by the legendary pair (and Ron Wayne). One year later they refined their process, got some funding and launched the Apple II.