Category: II Alive

A Tale of One City

1994 Kansasfest Report By Jerry Kindall II Alive Volume 2 Number 4 September/October 1994 Many of you are already familiar with the annual conference, held during the third week of July in Kansas City, known popularly as KansasFest. Last year, the company that sponsored the conference was Tom Weishaar’s Resource Central. This year, Resource Central […]

Rumor Monger

II Alive Volume 1 Number 1 March / April 1993 Keeping our ear to the ground (and a good supply of cotton swabs on hand), we print only the freshest gossip. And if there’s not enough gossip, we make some up! As always, the Rumormonger reserves the right to be dead wrong. Like those 900 […]

The Online Experience

II Alive Volume 1 Number 1 March / April 1993 Modems and telecommunications have a mystique which I can only describe as, well, mysterious. Perhaps it’s the words themselves. “Modem” certainly is a bizarre one, even for a techno-coinage, and “telecommunications,” despite being composed of easily-recognized roots, is a big one. Maybe it’s the fact […]

An Interview with D. Proni

By Walker Archer D. Proni is the founder of Econ Technologies and the creator of the pegasus Internal SCSI hard disk drive, AE FAX, Signature GS, AutoArk, and Universe Master. II ALIVE: By the way, what does the “D.” stand for? D. PRONI: Duilio. A fine Italian name. But people have so many problems with […]

Mail Merge It!

by Richard SpitzerII ALive Volume 1 Number 1March / April 1993 After writing a letter or two in AppleWorks’ Word Processor, you’ re then stuck with the problem of addressing the envelopes. It just seems inelegant to use something as archaic as a digital encoding device (also known as a pen) to do it after […]

Shareware Spy

II ALive Volume 1 Number 1March/April 1993 Apple II software may not be plentiful on the retail shelf, but that doesn’t mean there’s no software out there. Recently, GEnie (General Electric’s information service) celebrated its 20,000th Apple II upload. America Online is at 18,000 Apple II files. There are also a number of “servers” on […]

Ask Mr. Tech

Ask Mr. Tech # 3 II Alive Volume 1 Number 1 March / April 1993 QUESTION: I’m a member of a local user group. Most of our members own Apple IIGS or lie computers, but I own a Laser 128EX. I’m very happy with this computer with the exception of one minor problem. I am […]

Ask Mr Tech

Ask Mr. Tech # 2 II Alive Volume 1 Number 1 March / April 1993 QUESTION: I have a functional Apple II (not II+). I would like to upgrade it to a II+ or a IIe so that it will be more compatible with today’s add-ons. Is this technically feasible? If it isn’t feasible, can […]

Ask Mr. Tech

Ask Mr. Tech # 1 II Alive Volume 1 Number 1 March / April 1993 QUESTION; I’m trying to use a genealogical program with earlier Apple models (II+, lie, and lie) using DOS 3.3. In order to adapt this program to the IIGS, the program requires that each disk be processed through an “Advanced Configuration […]

A Classroom Test Shell

by Don Grout II Alive Volume 1 Number 1March / April 1993 Computer software exists for almost every educational application. There is software for science simulations, math drills, word processing, accounting simulations, history tests, geography, music, art, and foreign languages. But is there something inexpensive (or free) that an ordinary classroom teacher, with minimum computer […]

What Mistakes?

II Alive Volume 1 Number 1 March / April 1993 Sneak Peek, Page 9: “Drift Dodgers” subhead, fourth paragraph: A page length of 2.1″ does not mean 2 inches and one line (at ‘1/6’ or ‘1/8’ depending on the lines per inch setting) as implied in this article. AppleWorks instead takes your request of 2.1″ […]

Info: II Alive

WHAT ABOUT THE VIDEO? Paid If Alive subscribers will be receiving the II Alive video late in May, 1993. We apologize for the delay; however, we’re sure you’ll agree, once you see it, that it was worth the wait. We decided to add coverage of Apple Expo West, which isn’t until April 23-24, to the […]

II Alive Writers’ Guidelines

GENERAL: II Alive welcomes article submissions from anyone, whether you’re a professional writer or just an ordinary Apple II lover with some tips to share. We don’t reject submissions purely on the basis of typos or grammar – if an article’s content is unique, enthusiastic, creative, or otherwise grabs us by the lapels and screams […]

In The Driver’s Seat

II Alive Volume 1 Number 1 March/April 1993 In April 1993, the Apple II turns sixteen years old (counting from its official 1977 introduction at the West Coast Computer Faire). Talk about your “mature platforms.” But at sixteen, the Apple II is far from dead. In fact, the Apple II is experiencing a renaissance of […]

Operation Database Storm

by Don A. Hoyt II Alive Volume 1 Number 0January/February 1993 Even if thunder rumbles from your database reports thanks to their massive accumulations of accurate facts, your readers may respond with gaping yawns. After all, some people sleep better in a storm. It’s lightning that does the trick. To put lightning into your reports, […]

They’re All Alive

II Alive Volume 1 Number 0January/February 1983 WELCOME to the premiere issue of II Alive, the new publication that celebrates the Apple II. Unlike the articles in certain other supposedly Apple II publications, each and every article in II Alive is about getting more from your computer. The Apple II will always have the spotlight. […]