Peeking at Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine 1978-1980

Seattle, Washington — February 10, 2022 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) is proud to announce three new “enhanced” books: Peeking at Call-A.P.P.L.E. 1978, 1979, and 1980 – a nostalgic look back at the early years of the Apple computing revolution through the eyes of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine and the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) user group. These books have been out of print for over 40 years.

Articles from each respective year of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine are organized into categories such as: Applesoft BASIC, Integer BASIC, Color Graphics, Disks, DOS, Printing, Utilities, and the Monitor. All pages are enhanced and restored, complete with advertisements and program listings. Relive the earliest days of the Apple II computer through the eyes of the creators and users.

Availability

Peeking at Call-A.P.P.L.E. 1978 is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.  A disk image for the programs is available on the Apps page.

Peeking at Call-A.P.P.L.E. 1979 is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.  A disk image for the programs is available on the Apps page.

Peeking at Call-A.P.P.L.E. 1980 is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.  A disk image for the programs is available on the Apps page.

Features – 1978

  • Table of Contents PDF
  • Articles from all 10 issues from the first year of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine are organized into categories such as:  BASIC, Color Graphics, Disk Fundamentals, Printing and the Monitor.  Over 100 pages.
  • Articles and programs from Apple computing legends including:  Darrell Aldrich, Ron Aldrich, Val Golding, Bob Huelsdonk, Randy Wigginton, Don Williams, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
  • A brief history of Apple by former Apple Inc. CEO Michael Scott.
  • The first documentation of Integer BASIC and Applesoft outside of Apple.
  • Reviews of the Disk II, DOS 3.1, Applesoft, the first printer for the Apple II, and many other revolutionary products.

Features – 1979

  • Table of Contents PDF
  • Articles from all nine issues from the second year of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine are organized into categories such as:  Applesoft BASIC, Integer BASIC, Color, Disks, DOS, The Monitor, Printers, and Utilities.  Over 190 pages.
  • Articles and programs from Apple computing legends including:  Darrell Aldrich, Ron Aldrich, Val Golding, Andy Hertzfeld, Randall Hyde, Bob Huelsdonk, Neil Konzen, Roger Wagner, and Randy Wigginton.
  • Programming tips and tutorials for Applesoft BASIC and Integer BASIC.
  • File and programming utilities along with tools and drivers for early printers.
  • A rundown of Monitor Calls and color graphics on the Apple II and Apple II Plus.
  • Reviews of Software, Books, Utilities, Hardware and other products.

Features – 1980

  • Table of Contents PDF
  • Articles from all nine issues from the third year of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine are organized into categories such as:  Applesoft, DOS, Pascal, Printers, Reviews, Tutorials, and Utilities.  Over 320 pages.
  • Articles and programs from Apple computing legends including:  Mark Capella, Bob Sander-Cederlof, Robert Clardy, Bert Kersey, Neil Konzen, Eric E. Goez, Andy Hertzfeld, Randall Hyde, Roger Wagner, Keith S. Walls, Randy Wigginton.
  • Programming tips and tutorials for Applesoft BASIC, Integer BASIC, and Pascal beyond what is available from Apple.
  • Utility programs designed to help you accomplish more in less time.
  • An analysis of DOS 3.3 and how to make it work for you.
  • How Applesoft is constructed and interpreted by the computer.

Producers

Brian Wiser — A producer of books, films, games, and events, as well as an Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Designer, editor, and co-producer of dozens of books including:  Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition, What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition, and The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers.  Brian is also the author of The Etch-a-Sketch and Other Fun Programs. Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity“, his Browncoat Cruise convention with Firefly cast, and an extra in the movie “Serenity.” Co-producer of Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering websites, the retro iOS game Structris, and co-producer/writer for CallAPPLE.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.

Bill MartensApple 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, and books like: 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. Bill is the author of ApPilot/W1, Beyond Quest, The Anatomy of an EAMON, and multiple EAMon adventure games. He is a systems engineer specializing in office infrastructures and has been programming since 1976. And he is the production editor for the A.P.P.L.E. website CallAPPLE.org, writes science fiction novels in his spare time, and is a retired semi-pro football player.

Val J. Golding founded the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) user group in 1978. The group incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit organization and promptly grew beyond all expectations reaching 5,000 members by 1980, 12,000 by 1981, and peaking at almost 50,000 global members by 1985. Val also wrote for Softdisk, On-three and other technology magazines over the years primarily making his mark in the early years of Apple computing. As the founder, Val was instrumental in guiding the company to the position it is in now. Val was the Managing Editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine and also served as the chairman of the board of directors. His wife and daughters were a big part of documenting his stories about his hobby of Cable Cars, and he was the editor of a highly acclaimed newsletter for his daughter’s school. He passed away at age 77 on July 2, 2008 after a long battle with cancer.

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 dozens of new book titles since 2013 and over 100 Apple software titles.

A.P.P.L.E. 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 forewords from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also publish books such as: Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition by Mark Pelczarski, Tome of Copy ProtectionCyber 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, A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 magazine Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.

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

Books are listed at: www.callapple.org/books

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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.