Jef Raskin to be Featured in June 2002 Issue of Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Press Release


10 April 2002
Jef Raskin Interview in June 2002 Issue of the New Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine

Seattle—Apple PugetSound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) released it’s second issue of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine since its return in March 2002. The latest issue of the magazine includes an exclusive interview with the father of the Macintosh, Jef Raskin. Jef speaks candidly in this interview about his days at Apple Computer, Inc. and his relationship with Steve Jobs during the years he was developing the Mac..

Also in this issue is a profile of the latest hardware available for the Apple IIe computer. Although many people are discarding the IIe in this day and age with internet ready machines, there are those who still use and develop software and hardware for these work horses. One such developer is Rich Dreher, a hobbyist and electrical engineer who this month introduced a long awaited Compact Flash card for the Apple IIe.

About A.P.P.L.E.

A.P.P.L.E. is an all volunteer user’s group which supports members in the Apple II , Macintosh and iMac communities. The members run the organization as well as support all aspects of the business. A.P.P.L.E. was established in 1978, the main offices were closed in 1990.  The group continued to operate throughout the 1990’s through the efforts of Dick Hubert and Norman Dodge with the BBS being shut down in 2001.  The A.P.P.L.E. user group was then re-organized and re-established in 2002. Further information about the group can be found at it’s web site at Press information requests can be sent to

A.P.P.L.E. and Call –A.P.P.L.E. are copyrights of Apple PugetSound Program Library Exchange. Apple II and Macintosh are copyrights of Apple Computer Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.


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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.