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“Sophistication & Simplicity” now available for pre-order

Dr. Steven Weyhrich’s forthcoming Apple II history book previously announced on, “Sophistication & Simplicity: The Life & Times of the Apple II Computer” is now available for pre-order on Expected to ship in April 2013, the 524-page hardcover tome can be ordered now for $19.57. That’s a 55% discount from the $29.95 retail price. […]

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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 […]