I'm starting research into a project to produce "Hard To Come By" Apple IIe/gs peripheral cards and maybe even an "Ultimate Apple IIe/gs" system. This project will probable be limited to the IIe and IIgs, but may include others. Whether it involves overhauling older, already produced systems or reproducing the IIe/gs with modern components is still undecided with the "Ultimate Apple IIe/gs" series. I'm still researching what issues would be encountered with copyrights or patents. Sounds interesting? Read on.
First things first, this is a business concept. I'm looking to make money for my investors. Yes I, like many before me and possibly even yourself, loved my Apple II series system when I was younger. I learned much and because of my parents' wise investment I now run several businesses mainly based on computers. Make no mistake, I'm not "in love" with this concept.
At this time I believe in its ability to make money, but as time passes and I acquire more facts this concept may well die. I am a businessman with 15 years of experience and know an opportunity to make money when I see one, more importantly I know when a project is no longer with perusing.
With this project I'm not looking to make 50 or even 200 computers or boards. I'm looking to capture an entire market and be around for years to come to help support and grow with it.
If you're interested in helping with the research, patens and copyrights or production please contact me. I will need help from probably two or three Electronic Engineers - people who are very knowledgeable with the Apple IIe/gs architecture from a chip based level. I also will need two or three Programmers who are very knowledgeable with the Apple IIe/gs and can program in Assembly and who also have dealt with decompiling and modifying ROM firmware (preferably Rich Auricchio).
I have a list for the "Ultimate Apple IIe" on my Web Server – http://reactivecomputers.gotdns.com. I’m still compiling the list for the IIgs. Please contact me if you're knowledgeable of the old options for the IIgs so I can finish the "Ultimate" list. Feel free to submit old articles or scans of pictures from magazines. Any and all help will be appreciated.
I can be reached at "apl2research At Comcast Dott Net". Please keep all inquiries to a serious nature. Feel free to repost this (in its entirety & unchanged) wherever possible up till the end of September, 2005. Thanks in advance for everyone's help.
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