At nearly 750 pages, the Vanloves 1981 Apple II/Apple III Software Directory — almost two inches thick and weighing more than a pound and a half– aimed to be a comprehensive catalog of commercially-available software, hardware, peripherals, magazines and books for the Apple II and /// computers.
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This is the manual for HabaMerge: Form Letter/Mailing Label Program for AppleWorks and /// E-Z Pieces published by Haba Systems, Inc. in 1984.
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This is the software and manual for NAUG’s 1040Works-X: Tax Templates for AppleWorks. Written by Dan Verkade and Phineas R. Fiske.
NOTE: This software was released in 1992. US tax law has likely changed quite a bit in the ensuing decades. This software and manual are provided here for educational, research and preservation purposes ONLY. DO NOT… I repeat… DO NOT use this to prepare and file your tax returns now or in the future. I am not responsible for anything the IRS might do to you (audits, fines, etc) as a result of the errors you will most definitely introduce into your return by using this software. The IRS doesn’t have a sense of humor and when it comes to filing your taxes, neither should you.
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This is a 600-dpi scan of the Sun Remarketing Do-It-Yourself Guide to the Apple III. In addition to the higher resolution, it also lacks the template David Craig put on all his scans. My copy is one page shorter than his and published more than a year later. The missing page is the one that says “This Page Intentionally Left Blank”. Maybe Sun was trying to cut costs.
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The Cauzin Softstrip Reader was an early attempt to automate data acquisition – in this case, program listings – through the use of a barcode reader. Like the much reviled CueCat reader released the following decade, Cauzin published barcodes in computer magazines. The difference was that the Cauzin’s Softstrips were actual computer program listings that were decoded to executables when scanned; CueCat was an excuse to gather and sell customer information under the guise of simplified shopping.
With the included software, you could also generate barcodes for your own programs.