The History of Apple Computer (ca 1984)–Manga Style!

As an Apple fan–every single podcast and video on this site was created on a Mac, and were it not so easy I’d never have started–it tickled me to see that there were some Apple fans in Japan too, back in the day when the Apple II ruled the market and the Mac was just around the corner:

Woz and Jobs, when they all still had hair.
Woz and Jobs--when they had hair

You can read many more pages (in Japanese) here–can anyone translate? I also seem to remember an anime from long ago, circa mid 1990s I think, that depicted the Apple/PC war at the time, with an animated Bill Gates as the villain. Anyone remember that? That was, of course, when Apple had nearly gone bankrupt and looked like it was about to die. Those days are long gone.

HT to Protaku and Boing Boing for the site.

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

4 thoughts on “The History of Apple Computer (ca 1984)–Manga Style!

  1. @Querty: patience. Red’s a “her” btw, and actually I think I know why it might be delayed. It’s an understandable reason. (Smiles, keeps quiet :))

  2. I like the part on page 13 where Woz and Jobs build a blue box, use it to call the Pope, and pretend to be Henry Kissinger calling from the White House.

    The page you posted above has a couple of amusing inaccuracies–Woz and Jobs’ full names are given as Stevenson Wozniak and Stevenson Jobs, and their ages are wrong (Woz would have been 33, not 24 and Jobs would have been 29, not 30 at the time of publication).

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