Seattle, Washington – 23 July 2013 – Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) is proud to announce The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers. This book has been a year long collaboration between Brian Wiser and Bill Martens and brings out the best quality and spirit of what The WOZPAK was and is.
Originally produced in 1978 by Val Golding and Dick Hubert of A.P.P.L.E., this book was the first official technical resource for the Apple II computer. The WOZPAK and its sequel, The WOZPAK II, have been out of print since 1980.
The WOZPAK Special Edition combines all of the unique materials in the WOZPAK and WOZPAK II, putting them into a single volume containing extensively restored original handwritten notes, printouts and drawings from Steve Wozniak and other contributors. The original material was provided directly by Steve Wozniak and then Apple Computer, Inc. president Mike Scott.
There are also new introductions from computing industry legends Steve Wozniak, Randy Wigginton, Andy Hertzfeld, Robert Clardy, Keith Walls, Don Williams, and Wendell Sander who contributed to the original WOZPAK and WOZPAK II and share their thoughts of that time.
The WOZPAK Special Edition is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com. Some programs in the book are available on an Apple II disk image.
- Table of Contents.
- The first official technical manual for the Apple II, out of print since 1980, now with dramatically improved readability and new content in 350 pages. Extensively restored handwritten notes, drawings and program listings from Steve Wozniak and other computing legends.
- Forwards from computing legends Steve Wozniak, Randy Wigginton, Andy Hertzfeld, Robert Clardy, Keith Walls, Don Williams, and Wendell Sander.
- Over 35 articles, programs and other items from 1977-1979 such as: Introductions to Steve Wozniak’s hand-created Integer BASIC, 6502 Assembly language programming, high-resolution graphics, adding colors to the computer, introduction to shape tables, an early beta of character sets, and many other subjects.
- 10 pages on the Apple-1 Hex Monitor listing by Steve Wozniak.
- Introduced and produced by two long-time Apple historians, Brian Wiser and Bill Martens.
Steve Wozniak – Creator of the Apple-1 and Apple II computers, co-founder of Apple, Inc.
Randy Wigginton – Apple Employee #6, Re-wrote BASIC for the Apple II and wrote the disk routines for Apple DOS.
Andy Hertzfeld – Apple programmer, Apple Employee #435, Original Macintosh Design Team Member, Designer of Google+.
Robert Clardy – A.P.P.L.E. member and former treasurer, Founder of Synergistic Software.
Keith Walls – Early Apple enthusiast and Apple intern, creator of the lower case modification for the Apple II.
Don Williams – early A.P.P.L.E. board member, programmer, and co-founder of The Apple Programmers and Developers Association (APDA).
Wendell Sander – Former Fairchild Semiconductor employee, Apple III creator, Apple Employee #16
Brian Wiser — Producer of books, films, games, and events, as well as an Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Designer, editor, and co-producer of dozens of books including: Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition, What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition, and The WOZPAK Special Edition – an important Apple II historical book with Steve Wozniak’s restored original, technical handwritten notes. Producer/Director of the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity“, his Browncoat Cruise convention with Firefly cast, and an extra in the movie “Serenity.” Co-producer of Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering websites, the retro iOS game Structris, and co-producer/writer for CallAPPLE.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. Brian is also the author of The Etch-a-Sketch and Other Fun Programs.
Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, and books like: Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris. Bill is the author of ApPilot/W1, Beyond Quest, The Anatomy of an EAMON, and multiple EAMon adventure games. He is a systems engineer specializing in office infrastructures and has been programming since 1976. And he is the production editor for the A.P.P.L.E. website CallAPPLE.org, writes science fiction novels in his spare time, and is a retired semi-pro football player.
Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985. Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced dozens of new book titles since 2013 and over 100 Apple software titles.
A.P.P.L.E. published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as forewords from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also publish books such as: Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition by Mark Pelczarski, Tome of Copy Protection, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 magazine Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.
Press information is available at: www.callapple.org/press