Robert Tripp, of the former MICRO INK, Inc. (now known as FlexAble Systems), has announced plans to release the long out of print Apple II title, “What’s Where in the Apple” as an eBook sometime this summer.  Tripp intends to put out more than just a scanned PDF of the popular book, however.  “It is going to be much better than anything that has gone before,” says Tripp. “We are not just scanning and posting, but rather scanning, doing optical character recognition (OCR), cleaning-up minor errors, changing to a better computer/tablet type font and reorganizing the materials to view well on most devices.  The most important — and difficult thing –  is to scan and convert the 100 pages of Atlas and Gazetteer.  Scanning is easy, however just having a ‘picture’ of the tables is not good enough.  Real tables are required that not only look better — properly formatted as columns and real characters — but can be searched.  Want to see all instances of “‘WRITE’ Command”? With the tables you simply enter the search string and all instances will be displayed!”

You can read all about his plans at this page.  Pricing and a release date have yet to be announced, but we can’t wait to see the final product.

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.