Welcome New Members

This issue is devoted to you, and particularly those that live without the Seattle metropolitan area. We have recently received tremendous amounts of mail, largely a result of being mentioned in the club columns of some of the major computer periodicals. Letters have been coming in at the rate of 6-12 per day, and it has certainly solved any problem as to what to do in our spare time.!

Those members who live out of state are at a distinct disadvantage in that, since they cannot attend meetings, they will frequently miss announcements of interest that are made at the meetings and not reprinted in Call-A.P.P.L.E.. This, then, is for you. If you have requested back issues of Call-A.P.P.L.E., you should previously have received the April and May issues. You should receive the June issue in the same envelope as this (July) issue. If not, let us know (with a S.A.S.E.). The February and March issues were relatively inconsequential and are out of print. A couple of items will be reprinted in this issue.

We have been asked a number of times why our Premium Program plan is unavailable outside Washington; it is really very simple. This is an agreement we negotiated with an outside software vendor (at a great savings to our members), and participation is very strictly limited in terms of members they will accept at this low rate. And the roster is nearly full.

Why S.A.S.E.’s? Also very simple. Both our dues and our software are structured on a very minimum cost we feel we can get by with, and the time we have available is also very limited, so by enclosing a self addressed, stamped envelope with your requests for information or software, you can substantially reduce the it take s to get a response back to you, help keep our treasury intact.

Program submission/ copyright forms can be had at meetings or for an S. A. S. E. We need your good, de bugged programs, and want to make them available to others through the library.

We do not currently have a software catalogue in print. We will be doing a revised catalogue once our printer is up and running. (Still waiting for the I/O card from Southern California). In the meantime, see the item elsewhere in this is sue which describes Library Pak lA and Basic Tutorial.

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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.