Syngress Publishing Inc. has published a new book that teaches computer enthusiasts how to build a piece of history: A replica of the Apple I. ”
Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage,” ISBN 1-931836-40-X, was penned by Mac consultant Tom Owad and includes a foreword written by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The Apple I was the very first Apple computer, and it sold for US$666.66. Now you can build one yourself from scratch for about $100 worth of parts, according to Owad. Chapters in his book include The History of the Apple I, Tools and Materials, Digital Logic, Building the Replica, Programming in BASIC, Programming in Assembly, Understanding the Apple I, ASCII Codes, Operation Codes and Status Register, OpCode Matrix, Instructions by Category, Hacking Macintosh and Electrical Engineering Basics. “Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage” costs US$39.95. A sample chapter and table of contents has been posted online.