Sophistication & Simplicity

NOVEMBER 23, 2018 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Sophistication & Simplicity, Dr. Steve Weyhrich's definitive history of the Apple II, is now available from Juiced.GS publisher Gamebits for the new low price of $20.

First published in 2013 by Variant Press, 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 are updated and revised from Weyhrich's online history of the Apple II, which he has maintained since 1991. The book includes 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 an exhaustive history of the Apple II.

"Print publications from Nibble to Computist have long told the story of the Apple II," said Weyhrich. "Collaborating with Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II magazine, to share the printed history of the Apple II was a natural match."

Each hardcover edition of Sophistication & Simplicity comes signed by the author. Customers also receive 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. As part of our Black Friday–Cyber Monday 2018 sale, you also get one free PDF of your choice from the Juiced.GS Concentrate line!

All this for $20 plus shipping — such a deal! Quantities are limited, so order yours today to receive it in time for the holidays!

August 30, 2017 · Comments Off on A Minecraft Juiced.GS

Steve Weyhrich has garnered many a mention in Juiced.GS, thanks to his exhaustive work documenting the history of the Apple II, both on his website and in his hardcover book, Sophistication & Simplicity. He's also earned roughly a half-dozen bylines in our publication, lending his historical insights to reviews of books, chronologies of companies, and the history of programming languages.

One of his many passions and talents that Juiced.GS has not yet acknowledged is Steve's mastery of Minecraft, the world-building game that's now available for nearly every modern computer and gaming platform. In this three-dimensional, first-person-perspective sandbox world, gamers can build almost anything they can imagine, from castles to roller coasters to spaceships.

What's most on Steve's imagination is the Apple II, as evidenced by the model retrocomputer he built in Minecraft in 2011. Unsatisfied with that work and with six more years of experience under his belt, Steve recently revisited that model and re-created it to be bigger and better than ever.

This model extends beyond the computer, capturing the full environment in which the machine should be appreciated. Steve's latest creation includes such accessories as a joystick, dot-matrix printer, a floppy-disk notcher — and Juiced.GS.

Minecraft Juiced.GS

As seen at 11:01 in the above video!


For being so blocky, it's not a bad likeness of the original. Thanks, Steve, for translating our magazine to the world of Minecraft!