Washington Apple Pi is a non-profit Apple user group in Washington, D.C., and has published a newsletter since 1979. This
collection contains most issues from 1980 to 1999. Washington Apple Pi also exchanged newsletters with many other user groups,
and these constitute the majority of the collection.
Washington Apple Pi [http://www.wap.org] is a non-profit Apple user group which was founded in 1978 in Washington, D.C., and
has published a newsletter since 1979. This collection contains most issues of their newsletter from 1980 to 1999. Washington
Apple Pi also traded newsletters with many other Apple user groups in an informal exchange program, and these issues constitute
the majority of the collection.
These computer clubs were for the most part small, regional, and unaffiliated with Apple Computers. Their publications are
by-and-large self-produced, and one may observe the birth and development of desktop publishing in their efforts throughout
the 1980s and 90s. Computer culture, and more specifically Apple user culture, abounds in these pages. Industry news and gossip,
humor, and anti-Microsoft sentiments are published alongside announcements, reviews, and tutorials. Many debate issues such
as the ethics of sharing software (which was one of the reasons many of these groups were formed). Any history of Apple's
impact on consumers should include these publications.
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