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A > APPLE  > APPLE II+


 

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Friday 20th October 2017
David (USA)

Just got my old Apple $$+ out of a box... Z80 CP/M card, 80 column card, speech synth, 75/110/300 baud modem, and 2400 baud modem, dual disk drives. so fun. and a gazillion floppies. PR$6.


Friday 10th August 2012
Edward (Tennessee/USA)

I bought my first computer $ an Apple $$+ in mid-eighties for about $400 (second hand). Black screen with green text, ALL CAPS :D
Didn''t use the full capabilities of it $ but really became obsessed with "Snake" and the old game from Infocom $ "ZORK-3". Also liked the crude graphics of "Castle Wolfenstein".
Brings back memories...I may have to get it out of storage and fire it up!


Tuesday 28th February 2012
Pär (Sweden)

I bought an Apple II+, the euro version.
It had 48K ram, two 140K disk drives and some extension cards: 80-column card with printer output, CPM card with a Z80 CPU (enabled me to use CPM O/S and program in Turbo Pascal!)
Awsome machine. I programmed in assembler and found out that the 1 MHz 6502 would easily outrun the 4 MHz Z80! Wow what a wonderful CPU 6502 was.


Friday 7th October 2011
Mark ((North Carolina, USA))

My parents bought me an Apple II+ back in 1981 and I have to say it changed my life. I learned to program on it and couldn''t wait to explore what it had to offer. It truly was an exciting piece of equipment. Does anyone remember the MockingBoard voice synthesizer? That was cool to play around with. It the reason I''m in the IT field today.


Friday 19th August 2011
Ted (Canada)

I bought an Apple II+ clone kit PCB from a Toronto-based retailer, Exceltronics, with the intention of upgrading to higher-capacity memory chips. I wanted to use 2732 and 4164 devices on a separate interface card, while disabling or removing the OEM chips from the motherboard. I didn''t finish that project - kept the pre-programmed 2732''s.


Monday 10th May 2010
Wayne Dyrness (Kent, WA USA)
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I bought the Apple II+ when it first came out. It came with 48K memory. I spent $269 for additional 16K. I still have the computer, monitor and all the software. There were not a lot of programs available at that time. I taught myself how to program and wrote an audio cassette labeling program, that I used and sold to other studios. I later wrote a book, "Apple Programming Secrets ''They'' Didn''t Want you to know." It was published by Prentice-Hall as part of their computer learning series. Since then, I''ve owned most every model of macs since the Mac Plus came out. I still write software today. But my fondest memories are of my old Apple II+ days.


Monday 6th November 2006
Alistair Martin (UK)

Nothing technical to report. Programs I recall were a thing called Visicalc (Father of Excel!) and the Lemonade game. However, I do remember, as a student teacher, going along to the computer department and finding a brand new Apple IIe lying untouched in the corner. Computer techs - at that time - thought that personal computers would "never catch on". I showed them how to set the machine up - they had no interest nor idea. This teacher training college still exists (as do some of the satff!!!) so I can't mention the name.


Friday 7th July 2006
Darren Harley (australia)

hi im looking for information on a apple2 model super64 mark2 looks to be like a early model 2 but has a numeric keypad as well..it has a hand scratched serial on the motherboard and no revision number..the serial is 2513..i can find no refrence to this model can somebody help..it also has a 2708 eprom burner..and a sam lingo 1983 soundcard..it has a label super64 mk2 on the top of the case factory...and a large stuk on apple sticker of the multicolourd apple wif bite outa it..there is also a 128k memory expansion card not installed in the machine..couple pal vid cards and automatic 80 collum card...thanks for any help identifying this strange machine..email me for pictures im happy to oblige...Darren


Tuesday 14th December 2004
Jay (New Jersey, USA)

Over a year since the last contribution. I LOVED this machine. Taught myself BASIC from tapes on the High School Library's brand new Apple II+ in my Freshman year. Also played around with the school's Trash-80's, but I enjoyed the colorful world of the Apple. I think it was the intro of the closed-system Mac that was the death of users not knowing what makes a computer run.


Wednesday 1st October 2003
Yves Mc Donald (Quebec, Canada)

Huh? What? Only one (now two!) post for such a popular computer? The Apple ][+ wasn't shiny when it comes to sound and graphics but it was versatile... and a great learning tool. It was my introduction to computer science and electronics. I'm still amazed by the the Disk II interface design. That was the time when users knew what was inside their computers. Can we say the same today witn Windoze machines?


Tuesday 30th April 2002
Steve (New Jersey)

The best thing about the Apple ][ was the large user community. This supported a wealth of technical publications, enabling hobbyists to get the most from their toy. Do you remember Nibble and Call-A.P.P.L.E.? They were two of the best, and there were lots more monthly and quarterly magazines.





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