Two Australian books: Shake Hands With The Apple ][ and Apple //e

Shake Hands With The Apple – two books presented in the original form and then the later Apple //e updated edition.  The preface: We are involved in teaching computer operation to post secondary students and find that available manuals assume an understanding of computing terminology. We realise that there is a need for a simplified guide for the beginner who has little or no knowledge of computers or computing terms. SHAKE HANDS WITH THE APPLE has been designed to meet that need.

600dpi scan, printed page matches PDF numbering and OCR performed.  Enjoy by navigating to Book Scans:

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

First Published in Australia 1981

 

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Second Edition 1982

Pam Kelly-Hartley and Joy McKneil 14 Gilandra Street Rochedale Q 4123 National Library of Australia

Card number and ISBN 0 9593806 1 2

Copyright owned by P Kelly-Hartley and J McKneil 1981

PAM KELLY-HARTLEY T. Dip. T., T. Dip. P.S., Cert. Teaching Technical Teacher Seven Hills College of Technical and Further Education Queensland

JOY McKNEIL Grad. Dip. Ed. Admin., Dip. Bus. Studies, Dip. Teaching. T. Dip. T., Dip. I.P.S.A. Senior Technical Teacher Seven Hills College of Technical and Further Education Queensland

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Goldfields by Jacaranda, Apple II Software

Goldfields has the player travel from home in Suze Port to Fields Town.  The game is based on your decisions – do you walk or buy a horse and ride?  Easy to read narration and simple choices.  Most likely unpreserved but I could be wrong on this one.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0

 

Graphics Bank and 5 picture discs by Ashtron Scholastic, Australian Apple II Software

Presented here for the first time is Australian published ‘Graphics Bank’.  Ashton Scholastic is a famous publisher who have several software titles such as Story Teller.  Graphics bank is actually by them but a fork called Ashtron Scholastic.  Maybe the movie TRON inspired them?

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0
Scroll down to G for Graphics Bank

Turn off your colour burst for best legibility.

We have both the boot disc and 5 picture disks full of clip art!  Diskbrowser (Denis Moloney) is unable to render the images so I have captured screenshots instead of just a few of the hundred clip arts available.

One theme per disc, which include: Australiana; Bushrangers; Colonisation; Marine Life and Space.  Have a look down these disk catalog listings to see if theres a graphic cool enough for you to try booting the disks to look at!

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Disk : /Volumes/Macintosh SSD/Users/Jeremy/Google Drive/Shared Files/Apple II Software/Graphics Bank, Astron Scholastic/Graphics Bank Picture Disk - Australiana.do

L Typ Len Name Addr Length TS Data Comment
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 T 004 CATALOG 1 3 
 B 004 AUSTRALIANA.PAK $4000 $ 264 612 1 3 
 B 011 Aborigine.PAK $4000 $ 906 2,310 1 10 
 B 012 Artifacts.PAK $4000 $ A3C 2,620 1 11 
 B 008 Beret.PAK $4000 $ 692 1,682 1 7 
 B 013 Aboriginal Art.PAK $4000 $ BC1 3,009 1 12 
 B 009 Bottle Brush.PAK $4000 $ 6FD 1,789 1 8 
 B 009 Waratah.PAK $4000 $ 7D9 2,009 1 8 
 B 011 Flannel Flower.PAK $4000 $ 928 2,344 1 10 
 B 007 Desert Pea.PAK $4000 $ 553 1,363 1 6 
 B 015 Harbour Bridge.PAK $4000 $ DAB 3,499 1 14 
 B 009 Ayers Rock.PAK $4000 $ 7A4 1,956 1 8 
 B 008 Outback Cottage.PAK $4000 $ 6B4 1,716 1 7 
 B 016 Sheep Droving.PAK $4000 $ E7A 3,706 1 15 
 B 013 Stockman.PAK $4000 $ B42 2,882 1 12 
 B 009 Dingo.PAK $4000 $ 7E6 2,022 1 8 
 B 016 Cane Toad.PAK $4000 $ EA2 3,746 1 15 
 B 009 Ram.PAK $4000 $ 7E1 2,017 1 8 
 B 009 Bob Hawke.PAK $4000 $ 7DC 2,012 1 8 
 B 006 Flag.PAK $4000 $ 4FA 1,274 1 5 
 B 011 Ben Lexcen.PAK $4000 $ 9E5 2,533 1 10 
 B 009 Daisy Bates.PAK $4000 $ 7C8 1,992 1 8 
 B 007 Dawn Fraser.PAK $4000 $ 55F 1,375 1 6 
 B 008 Chisholm.PAK $4000 $ 67D 1,661 1 7 
 B 010 FJ Holden.PAK $4000 $ 8F3 2,291 1 9 
 B 013 Opera House.PAK $4000 $ BD6 3,030 1 12 
 B 010 Parliament.PAK $4000 $ 8D4 2,260 1 9 
 B 007 Pub.PAK $4000 $ 568 1,384 1 6 
 B 007 Australia II.PAK $4000 $ 528 1,320 1 6 
 B 008 Luna Park.PAK $4000 $ 688 1,672 1 7 
 B 013 Canberra.PAK $4000 $ B3C 2,876 1 12 
 B 006 Tennis.PAK $4000 $ 41E 1,054 1 5 
 B 007 Cricket.PAK $4000 $ 5E4 1,508 1 6 
 B 008 VFL Football.PAK $4000 $ 6CE 1,742 1 7 
 B 008 Rugby Football.PAK $4000 $ 675 1,653 1 7 
 B 012 Surf Boat 1.PAK $4000 $ A58 2,648 1 11 
 B 014 Surf Boat 2.PAK $4000 $ CCA 3,274 1 13 
 B 006 Australia.PAK $4000 $ 422 1,058 1 5 
 B 004 N.S.W..PAK $4000 $ 26A 618 1 3 
 B 005 Victoria.PAK $4000 $ 30D 781 1 4 
 B 004 Queensland.PAK $4000 $ 27C 636 1 3 
 B 005 South Aust..PAK $4000 $ 38B 907 1 4 
 B 004 West. Aust..PAK $4000 $ 225 549 1 3 
 B 004 Nth. Territory.PAK $4000 $ 202 514 1 3 
 B 005 Tasmania.PAK $4000 $ 318 792 1 4 
 B 006 P.N.G..PAK $4000 $ 4F1 1,265 1 5 
 B 004 New Zealand.PAK $4000 $ 2E1 737 1 3 
 B 005 N.Z. North.PAK $4000 $ 341 833 1 4 
 B 004 N.Z. South.PAK $4000 $ 296 662 1 3 
 B 010 South Pole.PAK $4000 $ 8BF 2,239 1 9 
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 Free sectors: 106 Used sectors: 454 Total sectors: 560

Disk : /Volumes/Macintosh SSD/Users/Jeremy/Google Drive/Shared Files/Apple II Software/Graphics Bank, Astron Scholastic/Graphics Bank Picture Disk - Bushrangers.do

L Typ Len Name Addr Length TS Data Comment
- --- --- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- -- ---- ----------------
 T 003 CATALOG 1 2 
 B 004 BUSHRANGERS.PAK $4000 $ 2BE 702 1 3 
 B 011 Ned Kelly 1.PAK $4000 $ 990 2,448 1 10 
 B 008 Ned Kelly 2.PAK $4000 $ 69A 1,690 1 7 
 B 009 Ben Hall.PAK $4000 $ 7BB 1,979 1 8 
 B 013 Award Notice.PAK $4000 $ BE7 3,047 1 12 
 B 007 NSW Trooper.PAK $4000 $ 53D 1,341 1 6 
 B 009 Trooper/Horse.PAK $4000 $ 749 1,865 1 8 
 B 009 Pistols.PAK $4000 $ 76C 1,900 1 8 
 B 012 Gilbert.PAK $4000 $ AB6 2,742 1 11 
 B 010 Capt. Moonlight.PAK $4000 $ 83C 2,108 1 9 
 B 014 Mad Dog Morgan.PAK $4000 $ CB7 3,255 1 13 
 B 006 William Strutt.PAK $4000 $ 496 1,174 1 5 
 B 011 Thunderbolt.PAK $4000 $ 904 2,308 1 10 
 B 011 Convicts.PAK $4000 $ 9E9 2,537 1 10 
 B 015 Campsite.PAK $4000 $ D55 3,413 1 14 
 B 014 Bushranger.PAK $4000 $ C8A 3,210 1 13 
 B 014 Bail-up.PAK $4000 $ C83 3,203 1 13 
 B 004 EXPLORERS.PAK $4000 $ 21C 540 1 3 
 B 009 Captain Cook.PAK $4000 $ 7D6 2,006 1 8 
 B 008 Flinders.PAK $4000 $ 6B4 1,716 1 7 
 B 010 Abel Tasman.PAK $4000 $ 87A 2,170 1 9 
 B 012 Willian Dampier.PAK $4000 $ AAB 2,731 1 11 
 B 009 Cunningham.PAK $4000 $ 7A9 1,961 1 8 
 B 014 Blax/Law/Went.PAK $4000 $ C1D 3,101 1 13 
 B 008 Charles Sturt.PAK $4000 $ 6C3 1,731 1 7 
 B 020 W.C. Gosse.PAK $4000 $1258 4,696 1 19 
 B 022 Hume & Hovell.PAK $4000 $1472 5,234 1 21 
 B 008 Mitchell.PAK $4000 $ 675 1,653 1 7 
 B 018 Edward J Eyre.PAK $4000 $1090 4,240 1 17 
 B 011 Edward J Eyre 2.PAK $4000 $ 920 2,336 1 10 
 B 013 Burke & Wills 1.PAK $4000 $ BF5 3,061 1 12 
 B 011 Burke & Wills 2.PAK $4000 $ 9C1 2,497 1 10 
 B 010 Leichhardt.PAK $4000 $ 855 2,133 1 9 
 B 006 Ernest Giles.PAK $4000 $ 4F7 1,271 1 5 
 B 008 Edmund Kennedy.PAK $4000 $ 632 1,586 1 7 
 B 007 Forrest.PAK $4000 $ 575 1,397 1 6 
 B 022 Tom Thumb.PAK $4000 $1416 5,142 1 21 
 B 010 Stuart.PAK $4000 $ 89F 2,207 1 9 
- --- --- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- -- ---- ----------------
 Free sectors: 108 Used sectors: 452 Total sectors: 560

Disk : /Volumes/Macintosh SSD/Users/Jeremy/Google Drive/Shared Files/Apple II Software/Graphics Bank, Astron Scholastic/Graphics Bank Picture Disk - Early Colonisation.do

L Typ Len Name Addr Length TS Data Comment
- --- --- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- -- ---- ----------------
 T 003 CATALOG 1 2 
 B 005 COLONIZATION.PAK $4000 $ 3BF 959 1 4 
 B 006 Map.PAK $4000 $ 49F 1,183 1 5 
 B 011 Prison Hulk.PAK $4000 $ 987 2,439 1 10 
 B 012 The Endeavour.PAK $4000 $ A5B 2,651 1 11 
 B 019 The Endeavour 2.PAK $4000 $117D 4,477 1 18 
 B 010 Joseph Banks.PAK $4000 $ 838 2,104 1 9 
 B 019 First Fleet.PAK $4000 $1109 4,361 1 18 
 B 011 The Endeavour 3.PAK $4000 $ 95A 2,394 1 10 
 B 013 Phillip 1788.PAK $4000 $ BCD 3,021 1 12 
 B 010 Capt. Phillip.PAK $4000 $ 80D 2,061 1 9 
 B 014 Ship to shore.PAK $4000 $ C29 3,113 1 13 
 B 013 Convicts.PAK $4000 $ BE9 3,049 1 12 
 B 019 Chain gang.PAK $4000 $118B 4,491 1 18 
 B 010 Convict.PAK $4000 $ 841 2,113 1 9 
 B 012 Gov. House.PAK $4000 $ ADB 2,779 1 11 
 B 018 Gov. Farm.PAK $4000 $107D 4,221 1 17 
 B 011 Cottage.PAK $4000 $ 99A 2,458 1 10 
 B 022 Bottle Kiln.PAK $4000 $1497 5,271 1 21 
 B 010 Capt. Bligh.PAK $4000 $ 812 2,066 1 9 
 B 008 Early Settler.PAK $4000 $ 699 1,689 1 7 
 B 021 Port Arthur.PAK $4000 $1397 5,015 1 20 
 B 017 Naval Dockyard.PAK $4000 $ FCB 4,043 1 16 
 B 014 Sydney Heads.PAK $4000 $ CD0 3,280 1 13 
 B 006 Aborigine.PAK $4000 $ 4C9 1,225 1 5 
 B 008 Macarthur.PAK $4000 $ 6F9 1,785 1 7 
 B 015 Early Cottage.PAK $4000 $ D4C 3,404 1 14 
 B 007 Early Homestead.PAK $4000 $ 5D1 1,489 1 6 
 B 012 Flogging.PAK $4000 $ A58 2,648 1 11 
 B 004 GOLD RUSH.PAK $4000 $ 23F 575 1 3 
 B 010 Gold Rush Town.PAK $4000 $ 8C9 2,249 1 9 
 B 017 Gold Panning.PAK $4000 $ F52 3,922 1 16 
 B 007 Gold Tools.PAK $4000 $ 5E9 1,513 1 6 
 B 012 Assay Office.PAK $4000 $ A9D 2,717 1 11 
 B 011 Cobb and Co.PAK $4000 $ 99E 2,462 1 10 
 B 013 Slygrog Tent.PAK $4000 $ BEE 3,054 1 12 
 B 011 Peter Lalor.PAK $4000 $ 922 2,338 1 10 
 B 004 Eureka Flag.PAK $4000 $ 254 596 1 3 
 B 017 Chinese Workers.PAK $4000 $ FAD 4,013 1 16 
 B 012 Stage Coach.PAK $4000 $ A35 2,613 1 11 
 B 013 Inside Cottage.PAK $4000 $ B63 2,915 1 12 
 B 017 Overlanders.PAK $4000 $ FDB 4,059 1 16 
 B 012 Traps.PAK $4000 $ A46 2,630 1 11 
- --- --- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- -- ---- ----------------
 Free sectors: 12 Used sectors: 548 Total sectors: 560

Disk : /Volumes/Macintosh SSD/Users/Jeremy/Google Drive/Shared Files/Apple II Software/Graphics Bank, Astron Scholastic/Graphics Bank Picture Disk - Marine Life.do

L Typ Len Name Addr Length TS Data Comment
- --- --- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- -- ---- ----------------
 T 003 CATALOG 1 2 
 B 004 MARINE LIFE.PAK $4000 $ 256 598 1 3 
 B 011 Octopus.PAK $4000 $ 9B4 2,484 1 10 
 B 008 Shark.PAK $4000 $ 689 1,673 1 7 
 B 010 Sea Snake.PAK $4000 $ 81C 2,076 1 9 
 B 014 Groper.PAK $4000 $ C0A 3,082 1 13 
 B 009 Manta Ray.PAK $4000 $ 73C 1,852 1 8 
 B 007 Sard Fish.PAK $4000 $ 544 1,348 1 6 
 B 006 Man of War.PAK $4000 $ 488 1,160 1 5 
 B 006 Dolphin.PAK $4000 $ 435 1,077 1 5 
 B 009 Moray Eel.PAK $4000 $ 7C7 1,991 1 8 
 B 007 Sun Fish.PAK $4000 $ 5CF 1,487 1 6 
 B 012 Stone Fish.PAK $4000 $ A00 2,560 1 11 
 B 011 Box Jelly.PAK $4000 $ 9A4 2,468 1 10 
 B 008 Humpback Whale.PAK $4000 $ 6C4 1,732 1 7 
 B 008 Sail Fish.PAK $4000 $ 6D4 1,748 1 7 
 B 009 Oar Fish.PAK $4000 $ 736 1,846 1 8 
 B 013 Scorpion Fish.PAK $4000 $ B04 2,820 1 12 
 B 013 Sea Anenome.PAK $4000 $ BA3 2,979 1 12 
 B 010 Cartrut Shell.PAK $4000 $ 871 2,161 1 9 
 B 008 Ghost Crab.PAK $4000 $ 685 1,669 1 7 
 B 013 Butterfly Fish.PAK $4000 $ BB4 2,996 1 12 
 B 013 Leather Jacket.PAK $4000 $ B09 2,825 1 12 
 B 007 REPTILES.PAK $4000 $ 5A8 1,448 1 6 
 B 013 Crocodile 1.PAK $4000 $ B07 2,823 1 12 
 B 009 Crocodile 2.PAK $4000 $ 76B 1,899 1 8 
 B 011 Frilled Lizard.PAK $4000 $ 9AA 2,474 1 10 
 B 009 Funnel Web.PAK $4000 $ 71F 1,823 1 8 
 B 006 Orb Weaver.PAK $4000 $ 47A 1,146 1 5 
 B 006 Scorpion.PAK $4000 $ 4DB 1,243 1 5 
 B 009 Black Snake.PAK $4000 $ 725 1,829 1 8 
 B 008 GreenTree Snake.PAK $4000 $ 6EB 1,771 1 7 
 B 010 Turtle.PAK $4000 $ 865 2,149 1 9 
 B 013 Frog.PAK $4000 $ B09 2,825 1 12 
 B 008 Taipan.PAK $4000 $ 69B 1,691 1 7 
 B 011 Spider.PAK $4000 $ 90D 2,317 1 10 
 B 010 Butterfly.PAK $4000 $ 8A1 2,209 1 9 
 B 009 Cicada.PAK $4000 $ 7C8 1,992 1 8 
 B 008 Blue Tongue.PAK $4000 $ 6BF 1,727 1 7 
 B 016 Metaxygnathus.PAK $4000 $ E15 3,605 1 15 
- --- --- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- -- ---- ----------------
 Free sectors: 153 Used sectors: 407 Total sectors: 560

Disk : /Volumes/Macintosh SSD/Users/Jeremy/Google Drive/Shared Files/Apple II Software/Graphics Bank, Astron Scholastic/Graphics Bank Picture Disk - Space.do

L Typ Len Name Addr Length TS Data Comment
- --- --- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- -- ---- ----------------
 T 002 CATALOG 1 1 
 B 003 SPACE.PAK $4000 $ 1A3 419 1 2 
 B 007 Earth 1.PAK $4000 $ 5E4 1,508 1 6 
 B 014 Earth 2.PAK $4000 $ C3E 3,134 1 13 
 B 017 Moon 1.PAK $4000 $ F2D 3,885 1 16 
 B 016 Moon 2.PAK $4000 $ ED1 3,793 1 15 
 B 009 Planets.PAK $4000 $ 75C 1,884 1 8 
 B 012 Galaxy.PAK $4000 $ AC0 2,752 1 11 
 B 017 Saturn.PAK $4000 $ FB0 4,016 1 16 
 B 009 Observatory.PAK $4000 $ 7CA 1,994 1 8 
 B 008 Radio Telescope.PAK $4000 $ 6FC 1,788 1 7 
 B 013 Shuttle 1.PAK $4000 $ BA0 2,976 1 12 
 B 007 Shuttle 2.PAK $4000 $ 539 1,337 1 6 
 B 011 Skylab.PAK $4000 $ 966 2,406 1 10 
 B 005 Sputnik.PAK $4000 $ 3A8 936 1 4 
 B 013 Astronaut 1.PAK $4000 $ B21 2,849 1 12 
 B 011 Yuri Gagarin.PAK $4000 $ 90A 2,314 1 10 
 B 009 Astronaut 2.PAK $4000 $ 754 1,876 1 8 
 B 007 Astronaut 3.PAK $4000 $ 53A 1,338 1 6 
 B 009 Halley.PAK $4000 $ 7B9 1,977 1 8 
 B 005 Rocket.PAK $4000 $ 342 834 1 4 
 B 006 Earth 3.PAK $4000 $ 45B 1,115 1 5 
 B 006 Apollo.PAK $4000 $ 4F7 1,271 1 5 
- --- --- ------------------------------ ----- ------------- -- ---- ----------------
 Free sectors: 312 Used sectors: 248 Total sectors: 560

 

 

How Many?, Australian Educational Apple II software

How Many? is an interesting piece of educational software, as it has the user learn about animal population control and density.  It poses the questions such as how many Kangaroos’ or fish are there in an area you plot on a map then guess the population. It comes back with an actual population which is significantly higher than your guess.  I guess it wants you to realise the value of “capture-mark-release” programs to track animal welfare.

Turn off your colour burst for best legibility.

(C) Prologic Pty Ltd 1984, All rights reserved.
Unit 6, 663 Victoria Street, Abbotsford VIC 2067

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Scroll to H for How Many

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0

Pascal boot loader

Using built-in RWTS

T20,S03 Found A6BC95 protection check

T20,S03,$1C: AE -> 60

Crack complete. Passport by 4am 2017-11-14

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Gold, Hartley Courseware – Apple II Software

Gold by Hartley Courseware seems to be educational software that teaches you about life in Australia during the gold rush.  Rich in content and even I learned something in 5 minutes of play-through.  Unpreserved.

The game asks you to load the lesson you ‘d like to play, the correct answers are as follows (taken from the disk CAT)

GN1
GN2
GV1
GV2
GB1
GB2
GE1
GC1
GD1
GLD1
GR1

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“JEREMY, YOU MAY NEED HELP”.

Scroll to G for Gold

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0

Passport log

T00,S02 RWTS requires timing bits after the data prologue by jumping to $B660

T00,S02,$F6: 4C60B6 -> BD8CC0

T00,S0B,$08: 4C20B74C0EA9 -> BD8CC020B8B8

Crack complete. Passport by 4am 2017-11-14

Explorer’s Database (1986) Know Ware, Australian Apple II Software

The program covers the exploration of Australia by land and sea from 1536 and 1900. It is based on extensive research and is a significant contribution to the recording of Australian history.

  • Disk 1. General files, stories, view file, word search
  • Disk 2. Calculator, database, maps, printer.

Title
The Explorers’ database /​ Allan House
Other Authors
House, Allan.
Fazzolare, Michael.
Solyom, John.
Published
Helensburgh, N.S.W. : Know Ware, 1986.

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Summary

Data base covering the exploration of Australia by land and sea from 1536-1900. Includes notes on the general history of Australian exploration; personal stories of explorers; maps of major journeys and calculator facility to analyse numeric fields on the data base. To encourage problem solving using a data base and develop analytical, interpretive and research skills.

System requirements:

System requirements: Apple II+, IIc, IIe, IIgs; one disk drive; video monitor or TV (monochrome preferred); printer.

Intended for Middle Primary to Middle Secondary students.

Scroll down to E for Explore

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0

The Autonomous House, Australian Apple II Software

The Autonomous House was published by the Victorian Solar Energy Council.  This software aimed to educate students on the benefits of solar panels and how to effectively install them at home.  One feature is graphing the cost savings of solar hot water which is based on your circumstances such as people at home and direction panels will face.

This software can be used by itself but was issued as part of a pack, which contained a VHS video and worksheets. While Libraries Australia have a catalogue entry for this pack, no items are available either as a holding or for loan.  Included in my folder for this title is a printed PDF of the catalogue entry, showing:

Trove entry Autonomous house

The software runs from a double sided disk and in 80-column mode.  Tested on an Apple IIGS and OpenEmulator.

Scroll down to T for The Autonomous House

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0

 

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More Australian computer magazines scanned 1980s-1990s

More magazines have been scanned and uploaded to my publicly shared Google Drive.  Double click or tap Magazine scans

Be sure to view your PDF files as full screen, two page booklet mode for two page advertisements to be displayed correct. More than one PDF or file can be downloaded at once and saved as a ZIP file.

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Your Computer was Australian publication that covered news and articles related to popular home computers in the market at the time (late 80s).  Apple II, IIGS, Commodore/Amiga and IBM compatibles are covered. Scans of this magazine are relevant to modern interest.  A quick scroll through the PDF files shows news about upcoming products and the time frame around them.  An example is the evolution of home printing, as we have come from the 40-column Daisy Wheel type to affordable laser printing at 1200dpi.

Your Computer is loaded with advertisements for Australian local businesses and dealers.  This allows for easy comparison of prices and value to modern products.  I combine the date of the magazine and price listed with the RBA’s Inflation Calculator to compare.  The entry-level Epson LX-86 is listed for $495 and would cost $1,261.95AUD in 2016!

Other international magazines have also been added, and by my understanding are presented to the internet some for the first time. Titles include:

  • Commodore Computing International
  • Commodore Magazine
  • RUN
  • Your Commodore
  • Compute!’s Gazette

Enjoy the huge range of advertisements, news articles in high quality PDF files as freely shared above.  Scanning is just one of the steps to bring these publications back to life and I offer a link here to donate and pay for my equipment outlay: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SEP3P27VK58SN

 

Reader Alan emailed me regarding missing pages from two editions.  I have re-scanned and uploaded. Thank you. 29 September 2017.

Examples of covers shown here:
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