3. #ThrowbackThursday: The Apple IIe was the last model of the Apple II, released in January 1983. Apple had planned to discontinue the Apple II when the Apple III came out in 1980, but the system just proved to be a workhorse for many kinds of customers, so it just kept on ticking. The Apple IIe was manufactured and sold with very few changes for almost 11 years, making it the longest-lived computer in Apple’s history.
The “e” stands for “enhanced,” but like many of Apple’s designs in its initial growth period, the IIe sold well in the education market. Its graphical interface and strong software catalog made it a great teaching tool. Is it still as great 36 years later? Well, Kyle Weber shot this video at an Apple IIe lab in an elementary school in June 2019. Still ticking! — @KYLEW01