A.P.P.L.E. Press Release
For Immediate Distribution
16 June 2003
Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange has acquired the remaining assets of The Willamette Apple Connection (Wac, Inc.), a local Salem, OR. Apple users group. The Wac, Inc. users group which operated under the Apple Connection affiliation with Apple Computer Inc., operated from 1987 to 1994 and produced a software library for their members as well as the WAC Journal, a monthly newsletter for members of the group.
The transaction between WAC, Inc. president, Neil Layton, and A.P.P.L.E. president Bill Martens sent the WAC Software Library, all issues of the WAC Journal, as well as all contracts and miscellany to A.P.P.L.E. for an undisclosed amount of cash. Also included in the transaction, was permission to use the Apple rainbow logo on apparel items such as the hats produced by WAC, Inc.
The agreement gave A.P.P.L.E. permission to operate the Willamette Apple Connection website as well as permission to distribute and use the software library and journals as befits A.P.P.L.E.’s needs.
A.P.P.L.E. is an all volunteer user’s group which supports members in the Apple II , Macintosh and iMac communities. The members run the organization as well as support all aspects of the business. A.P.P.L.E. was established in 1978, the main offices were closed in 1990. The group continued to operate throughout the 1990’s through the efforts of Dick Hubert and Norman Dodge with the BBS being shut down in 2001. The A.P.P.L.E. user group was then re-organized and re-established in 2002. Further information about the group can be found at it’s web site at www.callapple.org. Press information requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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