This month, Paul’s Apple /// has trouble connecting with the world outside, so he speculates on possibilities for WiFi connectivity, and Mike’s Apple /// has trouble connecting with any worlds at all. So, we turn our attention to literature, including the full Apple /// patent, a survey of Apple II users, an early interview with Trip Hawkins, and books on the Apple ///. Paul’s gotten himself a Cursor /// and some late-era PFS software, and unexpectedly managed to get a CMC Quick-20 drive working, Mike’s gotten an Axlon 320 RAMdrive. And Charles Mangin has created a miniature Apple ///.
The second half of the episode is an interview Mike conducted over the phone with Wendell Sander, designer of the Apple ///, from a couple of years ago, covering things like the Apple-internal interactions between departments, problems and solutions to initial reliability issues, the RAM design and peripherals. Recorded from a speaker through the air for added retro sound quality, but very interesting indeed!
- Apple /// full patent
- Nishida Radio’s Unisdisk Air
- FlashAir W-02
- Charles Mangin’s miniature Apple /// (Raspberry Pi case)
- Charles Mangin’s video of designing the miniature Apple ///
- Apple magazine v1n2 (sufficient, scan could be better)
- Cursor /// box scan
- Cursor /// manual scan
- CMC Quick-20 disks
- Axlon RAMDISK 320 disks (PDF scan)
- Eddie Adamis: BASIC Keywords for the Apple III
- Eddie Adamis: Business BASIC for the Apple III
- AppleLogic: What really killed the Apple ///