Hey guys. I could use your help with a little project.
In my efforts to better capture the details around different Apple II models, board revisions, manufacture dates, serial number information, etc., I've run into the problem of inconsistent or sometimes confusing data on the various history sites or articles online. I think collectively we've got an accurate picture, but it's poorly documented and sometimes missing pieces.
The people here have had the most accurate information related to Apple II forensics, and it's been extremely helpful!
Still, there is some fuzzy knowledge out there which would be great to bring into focus. It occurred to me that if even a few people could collaborate with their data at a single place, including adding their specific forensic information into some kind of repo, over time the details would become more accurate. Google Docs has a shared spreadsheet feature, so this seemed to be the most logical way to proceed.
Apple II Registry Project: Overview
The purpose of this registry is by no means an attempt to capture complete information on the hundreds of thousands of Apple II machines in circulation! Rather, by sampling examples of machine information from volunteers, the hope is that we can build a a more accurate representation of how models, serial numbers, board revisions and manufacture dates relate. For each machine, we should try to capture:
* Model numbers, including any RAM specifications
* Serial numbers, to try to accurately gauge the ranges for each revision
* Board revisions, including nomenclature to help distinguish machines
* Manufacture date, usually the year and week of production
* Contact information or anonymous, just for those interested in sharing
Each major Apple II product line are represented in the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet. You will note that I chose to collapse all of the Apple //e and Apple IIc lines, including the Platinum and IIc Plus, into two tabs. Each tab has a pull down choice for board revisions. This information is based on what I was able to find online, but it is by no means complete! I encourage you to make any corrections or adjustments that you think increases the accuracy. If it's a major change, please leave some information in the notes about what you changed.
Here is a link to the spreadsheet: