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Beginners Welcome

A member told me recently that he wasn't comfortable posting a basic question about his replica here, because it seemed out of place among the more advanced topics being discussed. I want to emphasize that all experience levels are welcome. If you have a basic question, please feel free to start a thread or reply to this one.

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Beginners welcome !

Uncle Bernie agrees !

 

I'm lurking here on this forum  to help Apple-1 beginners, too. And feel free to ask any questions about the Apple-1 !

 

Especially "beginner questions"are welcome  as these often are much much more valuable for the Apple-1 scene than the  very sophisticated questions the more advanced builders may ask.

 

It is a general rule for any field of science and engineering that the more sophisticated a topic gets, the less audience there is. A book for beginners like "C++ for Dummies" might sell a million copies but a book on modern submicron CMOS RF design might sell a few hundred copies. (I made these numbers up but the orders of magnitude should be about right).

 

You get the idea. There are many open questions that still need to be asked and answered. The more we can get into this forum, the quicker the knowledge base on the Apple-1 will grow !

 

 

 

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I joined this forum back in

I joined this forum back in 2017 (or was it 2016?) as an absolute beginner and asked a bunch of dumb questions. Not once did I get anything positive support and encouragement. I have now graduated from absolute beginner to novice mostly due to the help of more experienced members.

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I fully agree with this thread,

 

I joined in July 2020. A lot of people thought I was trolling them from the questions I would ask. But I realized that certain people don't like to see young people try to learn. I mean what 14 year old kid wouldn't ask the occasional dumb question at times. Now being 18, I can still remember when I soldered my first Apple ll Board on my carpet bedroom floor, believe me I was a hardcore NEWB then, but truly amazing people reached out to me to offer their help where ever they could on here & the "Apple ll Enthusiasts" & "Apple-1 Enthusiasts" groups on Facebook. Anyways, I super glad that this thread now exists. I used to be in the same position as other newbies at one point. So with that being said, I would also like to pass it on and offer my help to anyone that needs it!

 

Best,

Logan

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When Applefritter was young,

When Applefritter was young, I'm pretty certain most of our members were teenagers. I was.

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When AppleFritter was young...

... I was old like UncleBernie! Ha!  We're about the same age.

...and for the rcord, I've always thought that Logan and the likes was and is the future of saving the Apple 1 & II from extinction.

Keep up the good work!

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Tom Owad wrote:When
Tom Owad wrote:

When Applefritter was young, I'm pretty certain most of our members were teenagers. I was.

 

 

I dunno... I haven't been a teenager since the 1980s...

 

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Macnoyd, I appreciate that. I

Macnoyd,

 

I appreciate that. I don't hear that enough. Not to many people appreciate the hard efforts I have been making with the Apple ll and Apple-1 in the last 2 years maybe. I hope the new people get that.

 

Best,

Logan

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