Welcome to The Softalk Apple Project

We are creating the most amazing digital archive of the legendary Softalk magazine! And we're not going to stop at simply scanning and producing e-readable digital versions of each of its 48-monthly issues. No, we're developing innovative methods to do Digital Humanities Open Data, Open Culture research and publishing. Look around to learn more about our project... and imagine how you might get involved.

Our Softalk Magazine Preservation Talk at #MCN2014

We invite you to view the "Lively Talkin' Slide" Edition of our recent presentation about The Softalk Apple Project and our related FactMiners project at #MCN2014, the premiere museum informatics conference. We again thank the Museum Computer Network Association and PICTION for sponsoring our Emerging Professional scholarship that enabled Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky to attend the conference to learn, network with Kindred Spirits, and make our presentation to the museum informatics community. The opportunity for growth of both our projects was phemonenal and will be a source of enthusiasm for our continued evolution of these grassroots Citizen Science/History projects.

Advisor Laine Nooney WOWs Them at IndieCade

We are rightly proud of STAP Advisor, Laine Nooney. Laine, currently with the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University took the stage at IndieCade and totally wowed her audience with the incredible "social theater" surrounding one of the early On-Line Systems games, Softporn Adventure.

Exec: Sir-Tech - Wizzing to the Top

Ever wonder why that little bucking bronco symbol is on the back of your Wizardry manual, encircled with the words “Frederic Remington Country?”

Frederic Remington was a loner who dedicated his life to depicting the solitary existence of the cowboy and the vanishing lifestyle of the American Indian; he painted the wild mustangs of the prairies and the lonely, majestic beauty of the Great Plains and the Rockies. His works embody the spirit of the western wilderness. By the time he finished his travels around the American frontier, it had become a part of him; the life was in his blood. He chose Ogdensburg, New York, as his permanent place of residence.

Softalk Apple Project and FactMiners Are Ashoka/LEGO #Play2Learn Semi-Finalists!

We are very excited to announce that both The Softalk Apple Project and FactMiners have been selected as semi-finalist Pacesetter projects in the Ashoka #Play2Learn challenge. Selection as a Pacesetter comes after a thorough screening process in which 636 entries were considered. We are incredibly pleased to be moving on to the next phase of this Challenge.

Assembly Lines by Roger Wagner - Part 16

Assembly Lines, Part 16 was first published in Softalk in January 1982. This was the first article in what was supposed to be "Volume 2" of "Assembly Lines: The Book". Unfortunately, Volume 2 remained unpublished when Softalk went bankrupt in August 1984. Part 16 is actually the first of three parts where Roger Wagner explains how to interface assembly language with Applesoft Basic.


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