Captain Spellright, Education Department of Victoria, Apple II software WOZ

Released for preservation purposes is Captain Spellright.  This software seems to be for use in a classroom where a teacher can run reports and set an appropriate level of spelling challenges to the selectable age group. Unfortunately it breaks when I type a name.

I called the phone number on the second screenshot and spoke to Mrs. Robson who kindly explains her husband loved the Apple II but passed away many years ago.

Scroll to C for Captain:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0?usp=sharing

Capt.Spellright - Disk 1, Side A 001.a2r.jpeg

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Capt.Spellright - Disk 1, Side A 003.a2r.jpg

Capt.Spellright - Disk 1, Side A.a2r

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Capt.Spellright - Disk 1, Side A.woz

Capt.Spellright - Disk 1, Side B.a2r

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Capt.Spellright - Disk 1, Side B.woz

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Scarborough – Mastertype’s Writer (ElectroData production sample), Apple II software in WOZ format

Presented here is an A2R and WOZ disk image for Scarborough – Mastertype’s Writer , labelled ElectroData production sample.

It does not boot past the title screen.

Scroll to M for Master:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0?usp=sharing

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Scarborough - Disk 1, Side A.a2rScarborough - Mastertypes Writer (ElectroData production sample) front

Chromadisk

Imagineering, “The Art of Software” was an Australian software published based out of Ultimo NSW.  My understanding is they were a strong force in getting educational Apple II software into Australian schools.  I don’t know much more about them but am happy to share this unique disk sleeve.

Chromadisk is mentioned on the rear label by Memron in San Jose California.

The artwork shows Canberra and Sydney landmarks along with Australian and New Zealand animals.  Just beautiful!

This particular disk held Personal Investment Management System and the label across the top came off easy so I scanned it ‘neat’.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k

Navigate to: Disk Label Scans and scroll to C for Chromadisk

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Personal Investment Management System by STAPTRON, Australian Apple II software in WOZ format

Presented online for archival purposes is Personal Investment Management System by STAPTRON, Australia.  Included are:

  • The handwritten letter folded into the disk sleeve showing the password (BC)
  • Disk label and sleeve scans
  • Full A2R image and converted WOZ
  • PNG Render of the disk’s flux transitions
  • Screenshots of the software running under emulation with a CPM Softcard in Slot 2

This software allows the user to enter ‘deals’ to a financial database such as the purchase or sale of shares and other investments.  Reports can be generated from the deals and at the ‘end of the month’ you can zero amounts owed.
Published by STAPTRON Computer Consultants.  PO Box 445, Castle Hill 2154. 1980’s phone (02) 634 1311.

Two copies of this software exist with the second being distributed by Imagineering Australia / NZ (included).

Scroll to P for Personal:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0?usp=sharing

Personal Investment Management System - Disk 1, Side A

PIMS STAPTRON disk sleevePIMSScreen1PIMSScreen2PIMSScreen3

Community credits:

Michael Mulhurn for investing and supporting the AppleSauce disk imaging product, and generous use of the machine at WozFest and future events

Leslie Ayling for hands on setup of AppleSauce sync sensor and enthusiasm

Sean McNamara for saving the disks from the skip and his community efforts to bring everyone together so preservation efforts like this can flourish.

Jeremy Barr-Hyde for scanning, disk image testing, hosting and donation of Apple Disk II drive (Shugart).

The RS-232 Solution by Joe Campbell, Scanned book

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Serial communication via RS-232 was the base protocol introduced for communication between printers, modems, terminals and plotters.

This book documents the standard, educates on pinouts and describes case studies of various brand name equipment.  Ever wanted to troubleshoot serial communcation between your IBM PC and Spinwriter?  Then this is the PDF for you!

Published By Sybex
Written and (C) Joe Campbell

ISBN 0895881403

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Sybex

Archimedes Game Maker’s Manual by Terry Blunt, Scanned book

I chose to share my personal copy of this book as the Acorn Archimedes computer doesn’t get a lot of coverage online.  As keyed from the rear cover, “This book shows how to use Archimedes BASIC 5 to build high quality games for both education and recreational purposes.  Although ‘old hands’ will find this book invaluable, it is ideal for those new to the Archimedes, and probably new to games programming, although some knowledge of programming in BASIC is expected.”

Originally published by Sigma Press in 1992, Copyright T. Blunt.
ISBN: 1850582416

The original book text was very close to the binding margin.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

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Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Games

Atari Computer Enthusiasts ‘Inside Info’ Newsletter, New South Wales

Atari Computer Enthusiasts was a user’s group based in New South Wales, Australia.  These newsletters (and many other items) were generously donated to me by Peter Heweston and I present scanned copies online for the first time online.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Magazine Scans > Atari Computer Enthusiasts NSW Australia.

I’m keen to collect more of these so by all means send me an email or comment here if you can help.

ACE NSW

Editions available are:

Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1983-08.pdf	
Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1983-10.pdf	
Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1983-12.pdf
Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1984-02.pdf
Atari Computer Enthusiasts 1984-04.pdf

Electronics Australia and Electronics Today magazine 1982-1985, as scanned by Jeremy

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Magazine Scans > Electronics Australia and Electronics Today magazine

Donations would be great to cover costs of transport, scanning equipment maintenance and hosting fees

Click here to show your support with a contribution through PayPal.

Presented here is everything I have for Electronics Australia and Electronics Today magazine. The CD player and optical media were introduced to market in the timeframe of magazines uploaded here so you really get a sense of how much of a game changer this technology was.  As the magazines are Australian, you get the ‘News’ section in each issue as a reminder of how radio, telecommunications and television have evolved.  All the Rod Irving and Dick Smith ads are great too.

Scanning these was hard! Never the less I worked around ‘High Sierra PDF bugs’ and ‘ScanSnap is too dumbed down’ by literally scanning the colour pages separately to the yellowed text pages and making a workflow to combine them into one PDF file.  Most pages were scanned in greyscale (opposed to space saving B&W) to better preserve detail in the photos.

EA1EA2EA3EA4EA5EA6

Electronics Australia 1982-01.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-05.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-11.pdf
Electronics Australia 1982-12.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-01.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-02.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-03.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-04.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-05.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-09.pdf
Electronics Australia 1983-10.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-02.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-04.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-06.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-07.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-08.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-09.pdf
Electronics Australia 1984-10.pdf
Electronics Australia 1985-07.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-08.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-09.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-10.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-11.pdf
Electronics Today 1984-12.pdf
Electronics Today 1986-02.pdf
Electronics Today International 1974-12.pdf

Please note the file “Electronics Australia Compilation archive JBH.pdf” refers to a very different set of pages to the rest. The original owner of the source pages took apart Electronics Australia and saved the front cover and maybe one or two articles he liked.  They were given to me and are scanned as is.  The front covers are beautiful though, even if they were terribly warped from water damage.  The other files are full-text.


			

Business Week 1996-02-05 magazine, ‘Apple – The fall of an American icon’

Presented here is a scan of a 22 year old magazine, ‘Business Week 1996-02-05’.  I find it fascinating as it has some backstory to Apple Computer’s financial troubles in 1996.

Any Apple history is important to me as the more I read the more it changes!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4VlFKYkx2MWxWU1k?usp=sharing

Browse to: Scanned Book and Magazine Collection > Magazine Scans

Donations would be great to cover costs of transport, scanning equipment maintenance and hosting fees

Click here to show your support with a contribution through PayPal.

 

Business Week 1996-02-05

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