Any word on the book?

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Any word on the book?

I have pre-ordered and Amazon is saying it should ship between Feb 10 (today) to the 12th.

But, Amazon also says it hasn't been released yet.

Any clues? Any holdups?

Thanks!

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Last week I was told it would

Last week I was told it would be "coming off the press" on Feb 8. I'm not sure how that translates into Amazon Time.

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This board is dead...

oh well, I got an email from Amazon yesterday saying the book shipped!!

Hopefully, it will be here this week

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On their way

I received a couple copies this morning and the books should be on their way to bookstores.

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On their way

Good to know. I've got MY copy ordered. Smile

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I was at a B&N a few days ago

I was at a B&N a few days ago and didn't see much on the shelves. THey seemed to have had quite a few hardware hacking books before christmas, so I wonder if certain topics tend to be seasonal? Maybe it'll be on the shelves the next time I go in... Smile

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book

Pardon my ignorance,but what book are you speaking of? Curiosity ya know...

Thx Jay.

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The "Apple I Replica Creation"

on the left side of the screen.

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book

No offense, but why would you want to recreate an Apple I? What applications (i don't mean software) could it be used for?

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The real question is why woul

The real question is why wouldn't you want to build one!
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No Apple-1 ?

Yes Virginia, there is an Apple-1. It lives on in the hearts of men ... very OLD men, anyway. And that's what this forum is all about. We realize that many people have no interest in the "old-time way" of computing, and that's okay. Different strokes for different folks. A few of us, though, still like to be able to completely understand, and even build, a complete computer. That's the Apple-1... and the Replica. The applications are fully explained at the Apple-1 Owners Club here at Applefritter. The software is what you make. Fun, huh?

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Apple 1 rulez! :o)

I was born 1977, so the Apple 1 is older than me.
But, for me, it is The Machine, and it is great (I own a Replica, of coz).
And not many, but some people, younger than me, are interested in such old-skool way of computing, too.
Of course, PhotoShop for Apple 1 is nonsense, but it IS possible to create e.g. VisiCalc for Apple 1, or maybe a simplified Excel, simple webserver, depends only on people around it.
"Old" computers are not so difficult to master them.

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Re: book

jbhasman wrote:
No offense, but why would you want to recreate an Apple I? What applications (i don't mean software) could it be used for?

Why would you build a classic car when a 2005 model is more practical? There are millions of things you can do with an Apple 1 or Replica. If two VB programmers came up to me looking for a job and I found out one had the skills it takes to think logically enough to build a Replica, he/she would get the job. Building old computers makes you think...hard. There are a trillion VB programmers out there but how many people do you know that can actually tell you what a diode is for? Or how to build an R2R ladder?

belegost1 wrote:
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"Old" computers are not so difficult to master them.

While you hit the nail on the head about what you can do with Apple 1, I disagree about old computers being "not so difficult to master".

To me, "mastering" an old computer is developing software (games, spreadsheets, etc) in its native language...assembly.

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Assembler rulez :o)

Of course!
And it is much easier to code in assembler on "old" computer, than on "new" machine. With "old" machine, you can control all its memory, inputs/outpust, system, all processes... you have mastered the machine.

Smile

0000 lda #03
0002 sta D012
clc
adc #01
cmp #7F
beq 0000
jmp 0002
(Replica-1 specific dump)

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