Monthly Archives: November 2016

Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative and Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy (Simon & Schuster, Inc.)

These are the documentation for Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative and Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy interactive fiction games from Simon & Schustser’s now-defunct Electronic Publishing Division.


Star Trek - The Kobayashi Alternative

Star Trek: The Kobayashi Alternative
Star Trek - The Promethean Prophecy

Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy

Gibson Light Pen Manual, Open Letter and Pentrak Graphics Journal

This is the Owner’s Manual for Koala Technologies’ Gibson Light Pen System, an open letter from the pen’s designer, Steve Gibson, and a copy of the Pentrak Graphics Journal, a small brochure of pen-compatible software and creative ideas for things to do with it.


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Owner's Manual
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Open Letter from Steve Gibson
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Pentrak Graphics Journal

Microsoft Multiplan for Apple II Computers

Multiplan was an early attempt by Microsoft to muscle in on the massive market share enjoyed by VisiCalc in 1982. Described by users as clunky and slow, the “electronic worksheet” program never really caught on and was swept away along with VisiCalc and every other computer spreadsheet in the rising tide of the Lotus 1-2-3 juggernaut unleashed in 1984. Microsoft eventually replaced Multiplan with Excel for Macintosh and PC, but an Apple II version never appeared. This PDF is the Apple II user documentation.


Microsoft Mutiplan for Apple II

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