I’ve combed YouTube looking for videos about the Apple II series, and have found additional movies to add to the Museum. There are now two categories for videos: A general category, for videos like the dealer video I mentioned in my last post, and one for commercials about the Apple II series.
Other videos in the general section are:
The commercials I’ve found are:
With spokesman Dick Cavett:
Extolling the virtues of the new Apple IIc:
Apple IIs included in Apple’s “The Power To Be Your Best” ad campaign:
Commercials about the Apple IIGS:
Thanks to the abilities of WordPress to easily post links to videos, I have a new Museum section specifically for Apple II-related videos. This page shows links to three segments of a promotional video for use by Apple dealers in preparation for the 1984 Christmas shopping season.
I’ve recorded and uploaded to YouTube several movies of classic Apple II programs from the old DOS 3.2 and 3.3 disks. You can view of movie of THE INFINITE NO. OF MONKEYS, APPLE-VISION, and COLOR DEMO in Chapter 14 (about DOS), and a movie of BRIAN’S THEME in Chapter 6 (about the Apple II Plus). Here is the movie of APPLE-VISION:
Going through the emails that I have accumulated in the past ten years, I’ve mined some gold that has been languishing in my archive:
I don’t expect it will back up like this again!
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Gerry Doire, I’ve had a beautiful copy of the classic Apple II “Red Book” manual available for download for quite a while. He actually re-tooled most of the pages in that book to make it look classic, but actually be more legible than it ever was.
I have not take the extra, careful time that Gerry did, but I have scanned in my prized copy of the Apple II “Blue Book”, the first Applesoft manual released by Apple Computer, Inc., and thanks to the help of Bill Martens and his Apple Archives project for A.P.P.L.E., the scanned pages were assembled into a beautiful PDF copy of this rare manual.
Both are available for download in the Downloads section (see the top links to get there).
Trying to follow through on my promise of offering some new content, I have now begun a project of scanning interesting information from Softalk magazine. My collection starts in September 1981 and (with only a couple of missing issues) runs through the very end in August 1984. I plan to offer all of the covers here, as well as information about their best columns. You can view it in the Museum here.