The elusive Apple /// - touted to be Apple's business machine for
a 10 year period - only lasted 2!
This ill fated
business machine was doomed from the start - bound by the
instructions of Steve Jobs, the case was designed before the
Not only this, but
the engineers were forbidden to install fans - as they were not
The ///'s first run
was full of problems - chips launching out of sockets - 20% D.O.A.
Apple asked customers to raise the machines two inches off the table
and drop them; hoping to reseat the chips.
After a maintenance
release, and then the ///+, the /// series was axed.