Steve Wozniak guest-posts on Benj Edwards’ blog, explaining from the origins of the Apple I, with nice recollections too…
I saw a friend typing on a teletype to the six computers on the early ARPAnet. I had to have this power over distant computers too… I needed a keyboard… I found an offer for a $60 keyboard modeled after the upper-case-only ASR-33 teletype. That $60 for the keyboard is probably like $500 today. This $60 was the single biggest price obstacle in the entire development of the early Apple computers. I had to gulp just to come up with $60, and I think my apartment rental check bounced that month … So my TV Terminal, for accessing the ARPAnet, was uppercase only.
Some discussion on HN.
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