[vcf-midatlantic] Jason Scott is making a renewed push to image Apple ][ software...

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Wed Mar 22 14:31:25 EDT 2017

Unfortunately due to a personal matter Jason can't get to VCF East this 
year. He sent his apologies.

On 03/22/2017 01:25 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> The thing with the various cracking group titles, it's early demo scene
> music and graphics. Occasionally pushing the limits of the machines. I
> think those are important as artifacts as well.
> I do understand the requests for the silent cracks as well. But do you have
> the skills/know someone with the skills to do that?  That's where things
> might get a bit difficult, as much of that requires intimate knowledge of
> both the copy protection schemes as well as being able to code in machine
> language.
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:37 PM Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> I've got two boxes of stuff i need to inventory and ship him already...
>> On 3/21/2017 5:51 PM, Mark Whittington via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> Jason (of archive.org and textfiles.com fame) is renewing efforts to
>> track
>>> down and image as much of the existing original Apple ][ software as
>>> possible.
>>> More info here, summary below --
>> http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/5180
>>> In short, a lot of the software that's been archived so far was sourced
>>> from cracked versions that were often modified greatly from the original
>>> releases.  There's now a team of very skilled folks who want to be sure
>>> that the pristine versions of these programs are archived and that
>>> so-called "silent crack" versions are available for future generations to
>>> enjoy.  In this context, a "silent crack" is one that removes the copy
>>> protection and nothing more, and without adding crack screens or
>>> attributions.
>>> They're getting to the end of the collections that they already have and
>>> are putting out the call for more from people who may have collections
>>> sitting around gathering dust in boxes.
>>> <
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>> --
>> Jonathan Gevaryahu
>> jgevaryahu at gmail.com
>> jgevaryahu at hotmail.com
>> --
> Normal Person: Hey, it seems that you know a lot.
> Geek: To be honest, it's due to all the surfing I do.
> Normal Person: So you go surfing?
> Normal Person: But I don't think that has anything to do with knowing a
> lot...
> Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
> Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?

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