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Charles Mangin’s Apple IIe newsletter signup station

In July 2011, Ryan Vesler of retail store Homage found the site Apple II Bits and contacted its owner, Open Apple co-host Ken Gagne with a request:

I have a retail store in Columbus that sells classic t-shirts with
nostalgic artwork.

I would like to build some kind of Apple II looking computer that
collects email address for our mailing list (and maybe allows people
to sign up for a free prize pack)

Thinking about having some kind of Mac Mini operate inside an old
shell.  I was wondering if you would be interested in working with us.
We could price something out and see if it’s worth your while…

Ken put Ryan in touch with Charles Mangin, about whom Ken had blogged back in 2010. Years later, on the September 2013 episode of Open Apple, Charles related the product of the resulting collaboration.

Charles did indeed embed a Mac mini inside an Apple IIe for Ryan’s store in Columbus, Ohio. The display screen for signing up for Homage’s newsletter, though powered by a Mac mini, is designed to look like it belongs on the green phosphor screen. It fits right in with the store’s variety of nostalgic memorabilia, from an NBA Jam arcade cabinet to a Hulk Hogan cardboard standup.

Photos are courtesy Ryan; see more shots of his store at Columbus Underground.

Nice work to all parties involved in reminding the the public of Apple’s roots!

Show #11 (January 2012) eBay auction results

In the January 2012 episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay lots. The results of those auctions are below.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Apple-1 for $175,000$175,000.00Dec 20, 2011 11:23:22 PSTDid not sell
Apple III Plus$3.00Dec 25, 2011 13:00:14 PST27$553
Original Apple II computer — low serial #$0.02Jan 02, 2012 19:51:07 PST38$2,001.99
Apple IIe Platinum, new in box$99.00Jan 07, 2012 10:44:11 PST16$600 + $29 S&H
Leather Goddesses of Phobos$10.00Jan 05, 2012 10:21:37 PST2$13.38 + $5 S&H

Show #5 (June 2011) eBay auction results

In the June episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike, Ken, and Brian reviewed several eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Ultima trilogy$9.99May 22, 2011 19:50:46 PDT14$91 + $2.82 S&H
Apple IIe in portable carrying case$45 AUJun 05, 2011 21:18:28 AEST9$205.50 AU
Apple IIGS System 6.0.1$29.95Jun 08, 2011 14:24:48 PDT0relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, relisted, and relisted
Vulcan Gold 100MB hard drive$1,195.95Jun 05, 2011 22:19:12 PDT0relisted, relisted, relisted, and relisted
The Visible Computer$0.99Jun 07, 201116:04:29 PDT11$20.50 + $5 S&H