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TUAW Retro Giveaway Part 2: Manuals, BASIC books and a printer

In the spirit of today's April Fool's/Apple birthday blasts from the past, we've got a giveaway prize pack that will remind us all of days gone by. [Yes, this is an actual giveaway, not a joke. -Ed.]

Wrapping up our look at 33 years of Apple, we're giving away a few more computational artifacts:
Basic Apple BASIC, by James Coan, Fancy AppleSoft Programming by Gabriel Cuellar and 32 BASIC Programs for the Apple Computer by Rugg and Feldman for the old-school programmers out there. If you happen to have a machine to program Applesoft BASIC, why not try GEOS as well? It's an early GUI productivity suite for the Apple II series. We're giving away the entire package: manuals and disks (5.25" of course).

For you Mac folks, there's the ClarisWorks user's guide from 1989, some At Ease manuals and the MacProject II manual.

Finally, there's an Apple Color StyleWriter 2200 in great shape (but no warranty -- there are limits to AppleCare). We'll throw in some ink cartridges, but we've no idea if the ink still works.


  • Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
  • To enter leave a comment telling us the oldest Apple computer you've ever used.
  • The comment must be left before April 5, 11:59PM Eastern Time.
  • You may enter only once.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
  • Prize: One copy of Basic Apple BASIC, one copy of the 1989 ClarisWorks user guide, two At Ease manuals, one MacProject II manual, one copy of Fancy AppleSoft Programming, one copy of 32 BASIC Programs for the Apple Computer (no floppies or tapes included), an entire GEOS package (manuals and floppies) and an Apple ColorStyleWriter 2200 (no warranty, but we'll throw in some ink cartridges). (Total estimated value is $100)
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