This is a binder containing the Apple /// Software Resource Guide, the Peripherals and Accessories Guide and a selection of reprinted reviews of the newly updated and revised Apple ///, all dating from late 1981 or 1982. I thought at first this was put together by a Users Group or training program but it may actually have come from Cupertino.
The Resource Guide and Peripherals/Accessory Guide are dated December 1982, and appear to be a precursor to the “Will Someone Please Tell Me What an Apple /// Can Do?” and its follow up, the “Resource Guide for Apple /// and Apple /// Plus Hardware and Software“.
The articles all appear to take at least a neutral or slightly positive view of the new computer and were probably hand-picked specifically for their spin:
- The Apple III: Turning a lemon into a peach by Steve Ditlea, in the September 1982 issue of Popular Computing
- The Apple III and Its New Profile: An in-depth look at the “new” Apple III microcomputer and its Profile hard disk by Robin Moore, in the September 1982 issue of BYTE
- How Does the Apple III Stack Up? by James E. Kelley, Jr., in the November 1981 issue of Microcomputing
- Reborn Apple Designed For Business by Donald Campbell and Robert Sepe, in the September/October 1982 issue of Small Business Computers
- Apple /// Invokable Modules by Alan Anderson, in the May/June 1982 issue of Apple Orchard
- Unlocking Apple /// by Alan Anderson, in the March/April 1982 issue of Apple Orchard
- An Apple /// Guide for Humans by Alan Anderson, in the September/October 1982 issue of Apple Orchard
- Unlocking Apple /// – Part 3 by Alan Anderson, in the September/October 1982 issue of Apple Orchard