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The Woz Wonderbook (1977)

Steve Wozniak

The "Woz Wonderbook" was a compilation of notes from Steve Wozniak's filing cabinet that served as the first documentation and technical support manual for the Apple II computer (before the more famous "red book" of January 1978). Bill Goldberg, longtime Apple employee, donated his copy of the Wonderbook to the DigiBarn (thanks BIll!). At the time he was at Apple there was only a single copy of this thick binder of photocopied notes, diagrams and such to be found in the Apple library. Bill, being in the technical support role and a natural pack rat, made a copy of the Wonderbook.

David Craig, an expert archiver and scanner of Apple documentation has kindly scanned in, organized and created a wonderful PDF version of the Wonderbook which is available at the DigiBarn now under Creative Commons License permitting noncommercial use with share-alike (see page 5 of the PDF file).

View or download the Woz Wonderbook PDF version from this page
(9.6 MB PDF file).

You can hear Bill talking about the Wonderbook in this DigiBarn Radio show
(3.4MB MP3)

A photographic look inside the Woz Wonderbook
(binder with duplicated original Wonderbook)

The Wonderbook binder
Apple II Basic Structure
Cassette Article
Auto-repeat for monitor commands
Program listings with handwritten annotations
More listings in 6502 assembler

See Also:

Steve Wozniak's personal site and histories at Woz.org

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