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Sophistication & Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer Hardcover – December 1, 2013
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If are too young to have lived that time, but are knowledgable about todays constrained embedded IoT devices with let's say less than 64KByte of RAM (think arduino) and think you have to outsource everything interesting to the cloud: get this book and understand how just a few decades ago everybody was runnnig games, home and business application in the same limited space.
Nearly every page has footnotes and at least one picture. There is a timeline and an index.
This book is a great companion to The New Apple II User's Guide. With these two books, you get the full Apple II coverage, both the how-to and the history.
Apple II Forever!!
I found it best to read this book in little spurts. Take in some of the history as a guilty pleasure, maybe do something with your real Apple 2, or consider buying one, then do it again and again!
I pre-ordered this one. The Apple II is a recent interest, especially after having attended 2013's KansasFest (detailed in the book) and as soon as it came I tore through it.
What has always mystified me, both as a youngster and today, is knowing all the differences between the machines Apple produced. Between the ][, the ][+, //e, EuroPlus, //e Enhanced, //c, //c+, etc. etc. This book succinctly and clearly laid it all out for me. Not only that, it gave me a real appreciation for just how versatile the line was ... and IS. To this day, you honestly can believe in the slogan, "Apple II Forever."
I suppose what endears me so much to the book is that it is less hero-worship trodding over the same tales about Apple's two co-founders. So many books out there (sometimes) veer off in crazy directions to make sure you know how great Steve Jobs, Woz, and all the early employees of Apple are and were.
But those books are written and have been published. You don't have to tell me how great Jobs, Woz, Wigginton, Scott, et al are. So many books do that. But this one? This is different; this keeps the Apple ][ line in view. It makes it unique, in my view.
I have nothing bad to say about it.
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Steven Weyhrich is a true fan and expert of all thngsApple II, and he has done all enthusiasts a favor by authoring this very...Read more