Monthly Archives: November 2015

Using Apple Business Computers by Kenniston W. Lord, Jr.

Van Nostrand Reinhold originally published this book as Using Your Apple III Computer. The title was changed for the second edition after Apple discontinued development on the III line in 1984. There were only a handful of third party Apple III books published so while this particular one isn’t very good, it’s still worth preserving.


Using Apple Business Computers

Using Apple Business Computers


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Personal Computer World – Misc. Apple III articles

Personal Computer World was a British magazine that began in 1978 and folded in 2009. In its early days, PCW focused on the popular home computing platforms of the day, with a strong emphasis on BBC, Amstrad, Spectrum and other Euro-produced micros. I recently picked up a few issues at a garage sale and found some mentions and ads of the Apple III. I didn’t do full-issue scans so the following PDFs are “loose articles” and individual ads only.

Update: I just noticed the August 1980 PDF is actually not PCW but a different British IT magazine, Personal Computing.

July 1980
July 1980

August 1980
August 1980

May 1982
May 1982

June 1983
June 1983

The July 1980 article is a preview written for PCW by an InfoWorld editor and shared to get around Apple’s pre-release information embargo.

The August 1980 article is an early review of the Apple III.

The May 1982 article is a more thorough benchmarking of the newly revised III, which had been released the previous fall.

And the June 1983 PDF is a random collection of interesting ads, which I included mostly because they have prices and option packages listed.