Bytes from the Apple

Bytes from the Apple

Sometimes the problem is not what to write about, but what not to write about. Such is the case this month when we have a large number of items to report. Our software library is first on the agenda. The library, along with the membership, has been growing by leaps and bounds.  So much so that by the time a catalogue is issued, it is out of date.  We will try to remedy this by listing new programs each month in Call-A.P.P.L.E..  In addition, we will try to have an updated catalogue available at each meeting.  We are pleased to see some of our members now writing and submitting good programs, but still more are needed.  Copyright / Submission forms are also available at meetings, and at participating dealers.

The club is currently negotiating with two different software dealers, the outcome of which will be to greatly increase the amount of available software, and to also give more widespread distribution of member written programs. We hope to establish by the next meeting, a “premium program” exchange, which would permit members to obtain outside programs for a small annual fee, plus a smaller per program charge.

Software in this issue: Bob Huelsdonk has come’ up with a machine language program to test each specific location in memory.  If you have a bad chip, the program will pinpoint that exact chip, and Don Williams has written a memory move and store program.

We have at times, been besieged by phone calls asking for information and assistance, and we welcome them. This is proof we are fulfilling our function.  If you need help, “Call -A.P.P.L.E.”.

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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.