Sophistication & Simplicity


The complete history of the Apple II computer, as told by Dr. Steven Weyhrich.

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Since 1991, Dr. Steven D. Weyhrich has been chronicling the history of the Apple II. First a user group newsletter series, then an online publication, then website, his written history has explored the origin of Apple Computer Inc., the Apple II, and the hardware, software, people, and events that have earned this best-selling computer its lasting legacy and community.

Marking this chronicle’s first time in print, Sophistication & Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer is an updated and revised history of Steve Wozniak and Steve Job’s most famous personal computer. The book’s 47 chapters include an entirely new chapter about KansasFest, the annual Apple II convention that has kept the community alive for over 30 years. Hundreds of black-and-white photos and an extensive index contribute to making Weyhrich’s book the definitive history of the Apple II.

Each hardcover copy of this book comes signed “Apple II Forever! — Steve Weyhrich” by the author and can optionally be personalized for no additional charge. The ebook edition includes PDF, MOBI, and ePub formats. Both the hardcover and ebook editions include a PDF featuring Juiced.GS‘s interviews with the author in May 2003 and March 2013, as well as the magazine’s review of his book in March 2014.

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Weight 2.03125 lbs
Dimensions 9.25 × 6.375 × 1.375 in

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