Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throwback Thursday: How Kids React to the Apple II

The creation of computer desktops was the beginning of the technology era. Granted they did not always look as sleek and sophisticated as they do now, but back then, it was a big deal to own a computer. Also, finding support for these desktops was more challenging than it is now. One of noHold's first customers, a globally recognized leader in visual display technology, got ahead of the curve when they implemented a Virtual Agent to provide support for their computer products and monitors. They realized the growing demand for cutting edge technology and applied it to products, as well as support options. 

Today's youth are growing up with state-of-the-art technology all around them. In turn, smartphones and tablets are becoming more of a staple than a luxury, especially in the Silicon Valley. The video below shows young kids of different ages, interacting with one of the first Apple desktop computers that was released in 1977, The Apple II.  

Note: Take a look at one child, as she tries to 'speak' to the computer. Does she think it has a Virtual Assistant? 


As you can see, the kids were shocked to find out that it wasn't a touch screen and there was no Internet connection, but when the Apple II came out, it was a huge milestone for technology. In only 30 years we have managed to innovate the concept of the desktop and create compact devices with even more capabilities.With this type of forward thinking, only time will tell what the latest technology trend will be. Eventually, future generations will see a tablet and think it is completely unusable, similar to the reactions in the video. 

I'll leave you with this picture of ways some older desktops are being put to use.

Photo Credit: Gadgetsin.com

Happy TBT!