Call-A.P.P.L.E. 40th Anniversary Magazine now in Print


Seattle, Washington — July 5, 2018 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) is proud to announce the immediate availability of our Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine: 40th Anniversary – all 96 color pages are now in print!

Normally, only A.P.P.L.E. members can enjoy our digital magazine, but now this special magazine is available in print.  This February 2018 issue includes a variety of articles covering the history of A.P.P.L.E., the founding of The Apple Programmers and Developers Association (APDA) by A.P.P.L.E., coverage of VCF Pacific Northwest, as well as detailed programming articles and retro Apple and Macintosh related items.

Some of the authors featured in this issue, include Don Williams (founder of APDA), Bob Clardy (Founder of Synergistic Software), Dr. Marc Golombeck (Creator of the 3D Demo for the Apple II), and Fabrizio Caruso (Creator of Cross Chase).  The issue also features  Evan Koblentz (Director of VCF) and photos of VCF Pacific Northwest by Kevin Savetz (owner of Savetz Publishing, Atari Historian, Podcaster).

 

Availability

Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine: 40th Anniversary is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.  The full-color magazine is available in paperback – on regular or premium paper.

 

 

Magazine Contents

  • 40 Years: From the Basement to the Tower
  • My Take on A.P.P.L.E. History (by Val J. Golding)
  • A.P.P.L.E. History Across 40 Years
  • 40 Years On – My Memories of Val (by Bob Clardy)
  • The Founding of APDA – The Apple Programmers and Developers Association: How A.P.P.L.E. Created an Institution (by Don Williams)
  • The CRPG Book Project: Role-Playing Game History 1975-2015
  • Roger Wagner to Keynote KansasFest 2018
  • Cross Chase: A Massively 8-Bit Multi-System Game (by Fabrizio Caruso)
  • 6502 Assembler Tricks: Self-modifying code based on the 3D Demo (by Dr. Marc A. Golombeck)
  • PLASMA 1.0 Programming Language Released (by David Schmenk)
  • Blankenship BASIC: The Return of the Programmer
  • Happy Birthday Steve Jobs!
  • VCF Pacific Northwest 2018 (by Evan Koblentz)
  • VCF Pacific Northwest in Photos (by Kevin Savetz)
  • VCF Southeast gets its First Vendor (David Greelish)
  • Freshly Squeezed Reviews: HomePod Brings Me Accessibility


Producers

Brian Wiser — Apple consultant, historian and archivist.  Designer, editor, and co-producer of several books including: Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution, The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition.  Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity, Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering webmaster.  Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris, and is a co-producer/writer for CallApple.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.

Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, Programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris.

 

Publisher

Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985.  Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced over a dozen new book titles since 2013 in addition to over 100 Apple software titles.

A.PP.L.E. produced and published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also published:  Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, The A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.

Press Information is available at:  www.callapple.org/press

About the Author

Brian Wiser

Brian is an A.P.P.L.E. Board member and Managing Editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. He is a long-time Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Brian designed, edited, and co-produced several books including: "Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software", "Synergistic Software: The Early Games", "Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution", "What's Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition", and "The WOZPAK: Special Edition" – an important Apple II historical book with Steve Wozniak's restored original, technical handwritten notes as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game "Structris." Brian was an extra in Joss Whedon’s movie “Serenity,” leading him to being a producer/director for the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity.” He brought some of the Firefly cast aboard his Browncoat Cruise and recruited several of the Firefly cast to appear in a film for charity. Brian speaks about his adventures at conventions around the country.