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Apple /// Softcard ///

January 20, 2019 FinApple

The Softcard /// was produced by Microsoft specifically for the Apple ///. It was basically the same as the original Softcard produced for the Apple II which was Microsofts’s very first hardware product. The Softcard /// was just redesigned to fit inside the Apple III. The Softcard /// gave the Apple

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Apples in Apples: //e in ///

January 20, 2019 FinApple

Yet another ///? But why, would many people ask. But it’s just not that simple. I just HAD TO HAVE this one (that’s what they all say right?). It had few very rare and hard to find cards i have wanted for long time: both Titan-cards (Titan /// plus //

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European Apple //e models:

January 20, 2019 FinApple

 

Apple //e was released for PAL markets somewhere in early 1983 and they were assembled in Ireland and continued untill end of the production of “International NTSC” – Platinum model.

Just few pictures, comparison and information about the Apple //e PAL models assembled in Ireland,  localized and sold all over

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Apple ][+ clone board:

January 17, 2019 FinApple

I was recently donated an unassembled Apple ][+ clone logic board. I’m not sure of the maker or brand to but it sure is nice piece. They sold these back in 80’s as parts and you could assemble the unit yourself. Legendary Apple II user, Aapi Juntura, did this and

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Apple //e 65C02 and Pioneer bubbles!

January 14, 2019 FinApple

I was supposed to get ONE Apple //e, prefered to be broken/incomplete, as i needed only the case, lid, basepan and the keyboard if possible, for the IIe->IIGS upgrade project of mine.. But somehow i ended up getting TWO, complete units. Both for different reasons but let me get into

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Lego Ideas floppy disk

January 14, 2019 Apple II Bits

Like many kids, I grew up playing with Lego. I loved following the instructions and turning small bricks into large ideas that looked exactly as envisioned on the box. But I rarely went beyond that prescribed route and into the realm of possibility: I had no interest in modifying the

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Apple II finds:

January 13, 2019 FinApple

Just for the sake of history:
I got these parts locally from a guy i once bought Apple II europlus several years ago. These belonged to his father who passed a way few years ago. He was real electronics professinal and hobbyist. He’s house was covered with all kinds of electronics

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Apple //e : “Early PAL”

January 12, 2019 FinApple

I was looking for suitable Apple //e with atleast: case, lid, bottompan and keyboard for the Apple //e->IIgs upgrade project.. and this one was offered to me and the first pictures looked that it was really reasonably clean and nice non enhanced //e. Perfect candidate for the hack!

After receiving more

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Kevin’s 2018 Post-Mortem

January 11, 2019 Kevin Savetz

Hello, it’s 2019, which means it’s time to look back on the computer history efforts that I made last year.

In 2018 I finished managing the Ted Nelson’s Junk Mail scan project. Recap: from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s, computing pioneer Ted Nelson collected catalogs, flyers, brochures, spec sheets, and sales slicks