Archive of Apple Developer Technical Publications

I’ve finalised the tasks of archiving a large lot of ADPA developer documentation from the 1990s as originally owned by Mike Patterson. He ‘kept everything’ including the original envelopes these papers were posted in, along with prices for membership renewal, which are also scanned. Each tome/file represents one binder of A4 papers and are available as 1200pi OCR’d PDF files via my public Google Drive. The contents serve as a time capsule of Apple Developer relations and written resources which show the power of the Macintosh classic platform.

Following the main link pinned on the blog, they are in the folder Scanned Book and Magazine Collection -> ADPA developer documentation and Apple Service binders.

This is also the first release of a ultra high quality scan of Apple Service Tech Procedures Macintosh Family Volume 2 072-0228. The existing version nternet archive is a start …. But we have Mike’s copy archived now so you may enjoy that in higher quality / searchable text etc.

3 different scanners were used in the making of this archive project (Epson Perfection V700, Fujitsu ScanSnap, Microtek A3).
Homebrew ocrmypdf was used for lossless compression of the text-only pages and Tesseract 4.0 for OCR.

Highly recommended one downloads these and scrolls through if you are interested in the inner workings of Macintosh in the very early 1990s.

None of this would be possible without Sue Patterson and her efforts in ensuring these materials were kept and donated to me in her father’s legacy. Thank you.

Examples of the peak 90’s covers (from inside the binders):

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