It may not look like much, but the couple in this 1983 photo was, supposedly, using their Apple III to pay bills.
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John Mayer and Steve Jobs can't keep their mitts off of this ...
JAN 6, 2004, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES-Apple CEO Steve Jobs (R) and musician John Mayer examine a new mini iPod at Macworld January 6, 2004 in San Francisco. Jobs announced several new products including the new iLife 4 software and the Mini iPod Photo by Kim Kulish
This 1990 computer lives on - kinda - as a cool iPad case.
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12 SEPTEMBER 2005 - VAIL, AZ: Students at Empire High School in Vail, AZ, a suburb of Tucson, AZ, use Apple iBooks in a web design class at the school. Empire High School is the first high school in the United States to issue iBooks to every student and adopt a completely text book free and largely paperless curriculum. The school, which opened in July 2005, was designed from the ground up to be a computer based environment. There 156 wireless access points in the school, which currently has 330 students. Teachers design their own curriculum using materials available on the internet. Baker said the savings on the text books, which normally cost about $500 per student, and the savings on dedicated computer labs (because the entire school in wired as a computer lab) meant the iBooks only cost about $100 per student over the normal cost of provisioning the students. The school has largely done away with paper based assignments, students complete their homework on the school's intranet and submit assignments electronically. Although the students do not technically own the iBooks, they are free to take them home and are allowed to use them for personal uses like email, digital photography and listening to music. The school use special networking software to monitor the use of the iBooks and what the students put on their hard drives. PHOTO BY JACK KURTZ
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These are the second wave of iBooks, the descendents of the clamshell models we saw earlier. Big circa 2005, their white color led fans to call them Icebooks.
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By Leslie Gornstein
Leslie Gornstein is a senior editor with CBS Interactive. For the past two decades, she's covered consumer and B-to-B tech; biotech; entertainment and various other subjects that seemed interesting at the time. She's the author of The A-List Playbook...