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HP’s History of the Floppy Disk credits Apple II for format’s popularity

Hewlett-Packard has published a well-written article by Steven Vaughan-Nichols called The History of the Floppy Disk.  Vaughan-Nichols goes all the way back to the format’s invention by IBM engineer David L. Noble, who was assigned by Alan Shugart to develop, “a reliable and inexpensive system for loading microcode into the IBM System/370 mainframes using a […]

Posted inInterviews, People

Trip Hawkins interview

Edge Online has posted an extensive interview with EA founder and early Apple employee, Trip Hawkins.  The long piece has been serialized and posted over several days.  Among other things, Hawkins talks about his time at a young Apple Computer; founding Electronic Arts and dealing with “superstar” programmers such as Richard Garriott, Dan Bunten, and Bill Budge; and […]

Posted inProduct News, Software

AppleWin emulator updated

AppleWin, the popular 8-bit Apple II emulator for Windows, has been updated to version 1.21.1.0.   This new version features the following changes and fixes. Changes:. [Feature #4399] Allow Z80 SoftCard to be inserted into slot 4 or 5. (Allows CP/M v3 to work). Reworked Configuration (property sheets) to allow multiple hardware changes.. Updated Help […]