LoadingReadyRun co-host Brendan “Beej” Dery promotes Apple II floppy preservation in this segment on RPG fan mods.
Nostalgia & Preservation
Apple VHS Archive: Patents at Apple
The excellent Apple VHS Archive YouTube channel continues to unearth analog video gold. The latest update is a nine and a half minute company internal video featuring, among others, a beardless(!) Woz – by then an “Apple Fellow” – talking up the benefits and general warm fuzzies of hardware and software patents. Watching Apple patent […]
Found internal Apple memos about Apple II copy protection
Ben Vandermeer, an Apple enthusiast in Seattle, was at a Goodwill thrift store when he discovered a stack of Apple’s internal memos from 1979 detailing “Software Security from Apples Friends and Enemies” (SSAFE), a form of digital-rights management (DRM) that Apple was developing. Writes Vandermeer: This was a proposal to bring disk copy protection in-house […]
Happy 40th Birthday, Apple Computer Inc.!
As tweeted by early (and current) employee Chris Espinosa, today is the 40th anniversary of Apple Computer’s incorporation in California. https://twitter.com/cdespinosa/status/816335019207639040
Pleins gaz by Froggy Software
Brutal Deluxe Software, in partnership with Jean-Louis Le Breton (CEO of Froggy Software) and Richard Soberka (programmer, author of Zephyr), is happy to announce the release of the arcade game Pleins gaz for the Apple II. This color HGR arcade game was released by Froggy Software in late 1986. As the company shut its doors […]
Happy 66th Birthday Woz!
It’s Steve Wozniak’s Birthday today!
Week of the KFest
Apple II Festival France 2016
Mark your calendars again! Coming this August 12th through August 15th is APPLE II FESTIVAL FRANCE 2016, at Maska to Castera-Verduzan in Gers. Join your fellow European Apple II enthusiasts for a few days of retrocomputing, gaming, hacking, good food and some wine. Apple II Festival France 2016 is being produced by Silicium and Facebook […]
The GEnie Apple II RoundTables at Mac GUI Vault
Poof! The GEnie is out of the bottle in time for KansasFest 2016 as Mac GUI Vault now holds the Apple II GEnie and Delphi software and RoundTable archives. Both of these online services were central to the Apple II world and were used by thousands of Apple II subscribers in the 1980s and 90s. […]
Wear your Apple II pride
Javier Rivera has opened a store to offer fashion-conscious Apple II enthusiasts an array of Apple II-themed t-shirts (and coffee mugs). Check them out at the Apple II FAQ Store”.