Bytes From The Apple

Software Stuff; etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. , etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.,

We’re a little late, so that’s all for now! But seriously, folks, we are still suffering growing pains, and putting out this growing magazine is no small job, despite the everincreasing assistance we are receiving . When Call-APPLE is under preparation, all other works ceases. This means that for certain periods of time, growing longer each month, orders do not get mailed out promptly, new Library Paks do not get created, etc.

All of this is by way of justification to explain why, when we announced Library Pak 3 in October, it is still not finished. Library Pak 4, howeve1 , has been finished, and we will be shipping the first copies right after Christmas. It contains an 18 program Financial Pak, a neat HIRES game, “APPLEWARS,” “SPIROLATERAL,” a HIRES demo, an Applesoft LO-RES shape table using the mysterious & command, a program called Poet and an excellent LO-RES birthday greeting.

Of equal importance is the fact that Library Paks 3 and 4 will also be available on disk at a $15 price tag. Library Paks 1B and 2 will be available also on disk, but later on in the year. Many other new items are in the offing . An update of the popular Programmer’s Workshop adds the INTEGER command, which permits the user to execute any Integer Basic function without ever leaving the confines of the Workshop. This and an update of the new Applesoft Workshop will be available in the near future on disk for $17.50 or $25 if ordered with two Library Paks.

And then, wait till you see APMAIL, a superb mailing list program which will print labels or all data to screen or printer, and search or sort on any of the nine available data fields. We expect to release this about January 15th at $7.50 on tape or $12.50 on disk. But we haven’t finished! Around February first, we expect to have a complete text editor/word processor program.

Two new names have been added to our staff box on Page 1: Mike Weinstock of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, who joins us as Advertising Manager and who is also in charge of the PEEKing at Call-APPLE project, and Dave Garson from Southern California, who, as Assistant Program Editor, will be helping assemble the Library Paks and modules that we have been so slow to release.

WELCOME to both of you!

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About the Author

Val J. Golding

Val J. Golding was the founder of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and served on it's board from 1978 to 1984. and 2002 to 2008. He passed away on 2 July 2008. He was one of the founders of the International Apple Corps, served as the editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine as well as Apple Orchard and On Three Magazines.