August 2002 Issue to Feature Bill Fernandez Interview

Press Release


9 July 2002 – Seattle, Wa – The August issue of Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine will carry a 5 page interview with Bill Fernandez, also known around the world as Apple Computer, Inc. employee number 1. Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine is the monthly magazine produced by Apple PugetSound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and carries information for all of the Apple computers.

Bill Fernandez developed much of the software, which was available for the early Macintosh computers as well as the Lisa. He worked closely with Jef Raskin, who conceptualized the Macintosh and continued to play a part in Apple well into the System 7 development and beyond.

The interview, which took place during late June, is quite detailed and carries Bill’s ideas about Apple and where they are going. It also includes lots of information about Bill’s early years growing up with Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple Computer, Inc.) and Steve Wozniak (Inventor of the Apple computer).

Bill also discloses his likes and dislikes about the current Apple computers as well as the direction he would like to see the company go from here. Although he has not been an employee since the mid 1990’s, his voice still carries much weight in the Apple community.

About A.P.P.L.E.

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 Press information requests can be sent to

A.P.P.L.E. and Call –A.P.P.L.E. are copyrights of Apple PugetSound Program Library Exchange. Apple II and Macintosh are copyrights of Apple Computer Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

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About the Author

Bill Martens

A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.