July 7th, 2011

BASUG/Apple2000 Magazine archive online

Ewen Wannop has posted the following announcement:

The British Apple Systems User Group, renamed in 1986 to Apple2000, ran continuously from 1981 to 1992, and was the National Apple User Group for the UK. Over that period of time, they published regular magazines and other publications, much of which may not have been seen outside of the UK.

In the early years, the magazines were devoted exclusively to the Apple II, but as the years progressed, they encompassed the Apple /// and the Macintosh. Till the very end, all the many Apple computers were treated equally, so coverage for both was always given in the magazines.

In parallel to the magazines and printed material, BASUG/Apple2000 ran a bulletin board, which under various sysops, ran for most of the years, and survived in the form of TABBS for some years.

Disk libraries were available to members, and the Apple II disk libraries survive in the form of the TABBS CD-ROM available from Syndicomm.

The BASUG/Apple2000 magazines and printed material have now been scanned, and are online as PDF files. They are currently hosted on a MobileMe web site, and will remain there as long as Apple deign to let us keep it!

Go to: http://homepage.mac.com/speccie/apple2000.html

June 5th, 2011

Seattle Retro-Computing Society Announces its Inaugural Meeting

The Seattle Retro-Computing Society has announced its inaugural meeting at the Living Computer Museum on Saturday, June 25, 2011.  If you attend, drop us a line — we’d love to hear all about it.  Meeting details and a map can be found at SRCS web page.

February 20th, 2011

Video demonstration of Apple IIGS ROM4 “Mark Twain” now online

At the June 1996 Gravenstein User Group meeting, Joe Kohn gave a demonstration of the Mark Twain — the Apple IIGS “ROM4” prototype that Apple Computer chose not to bring to market.

The presentation has been in limbo for all these years, until now. As part of preserving Joe Kohn’s legacy of distinguished service to the Apple II Community, the video has been made available by his friends.


Joe Kohn and the Mark Twain from Ken Gagne on Vimeo.

December 13th, 2010

Apple’s first user group newsletter available

Brutal Deluxe has made available the last three issues of Apple’s Contact newsletter from 1978 and 1979, as well as the 32-page Best of Contact ’78. The Apple Bibliography on page 30 is filled with classic early article references on the Apple II, such as:

Wozniak, Stephen, “Sweet 16: the 6502 Dream Machine”, Byte 2, No. 11, pp 150-159 (Nov. 1977), and

Bishop, Robert J. “The Remarkable Apple II”, Kilobaud Issue 23 (Oct., 1978)

September 6th, 2006

Princeton Apple Users Group to meet September 8th

The Princeton Apple Users Group will meet on Friday, September 8th, at 7:30 in David Ciotti’s basement.

August 8th, 2006

Princeton Apple Users Group to meet August 11th

The Princeton Apple Users Group will meet on Friday, August 11th, at 7:30 in David Ciotti’s basement.

July 14th, 2006

PAUG to meet tonight (July 14, 2006)

The Princeton Apple II Users Group meets tonight, Friday, July 14, at 7:30 PM in Dave Ciotti’s basement. The meeting will focus on maintenance issues for Mac OS X, but, as always, Apple II users are welcomed!

May 9th, 2006

Princeton Apple Users Group to meet May 12th

The Princeton Apple Users Group will meet on Friday, May 12th, at 7:30 in David Ciotti’s basement.

April 9th, 2006

Princeton Apple Users Group to meet April 14th

The April meeting of PAUG will take place starting at 7:30 PM on Friday, April 14th, in Dave Ciotti’s basement. The meeting will center around “iTunes for iDiots,” but Apple II users are always welcome.

December 5th, 2005

Princeton Apple Users Group to meet on December 9th

Join PAUG on Friday, December 9th, at the usual time in Dave Ciotti’s basement for the final meeting of the year! As is the tradition, the meeting will include a holiday party, so please bring along a cake or cookie dish to share with the members. Dave will supply soda, coffee, and apple cider. A number of Mac demos are planned, including Apple’s new Photo Booth program, Imaginator, Teleport, and ExhibitionX, but Apple II users are always welcome!

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