A lot of the old Macintosh and other electronics I play with as a hobby were long gone before the internet or before the way back machine started archiving the internet in late 1996. Luckily a lot of old computer magazines and documentation can now be found and searched through on the internet archive or on google books. I’ve created this page to help me track my sources, and useful searches that I use for creating this site.
- Apple Support Area cached by the WayBack Machine,
- 2002: software updates (what I reference the most)
- 2005: software updates, manuals
- 2013: software updates, manuals
- Apple Knowledge Base
- Type in the key words you are looking for, and submit
- Select the filter option, and check “Include content that is no longer being updated”
- You should now see older KB articles, such as my search for info on the Apple IIe card
- You may have to re-select the filter option after each time you search.
- Apple Documentation Archive – Technical Notes
- Apple Facts: 2.93, 8.93, 10.94, 4.95, 10.95, 5.96, 11.96, 8.97, 1.98
- Apple Inside Macintosh: volume 1 (1984), Volume 2 (1984), Promotional Edition (1985), Hardware (1985)
- Apple Service Technical Procedures 1987 Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
- Apple Service Guides: 1987 to 1997
- Apple TechStep
- Apple The Macintosh Reference 1990
- The internet archives MacBooks collection, specifically books on upgrading old systems with accelerators or other upgrade options:
- Bob Brant’s: Upgrade Your Macintosh and Save a Bundle (1991), Build your own Macintosh and Save a Bundle (1992)
- Bob Vitus’s: Doctor Macintosh (1989, 1992), and other reference books for system software and applications.
- Larry Pina’s: Macintosh Repair and Upgrade Secrets (1990), Macintosh II Repair and Secrets (1991), Dead Mac Scrolls (1992), Mac classic & SE : repair and upgrade secrets (1993)
- Garry Howard’s: The Macintosh Do It Yourself Upgrade Book (1992)
- Gene William’s: Chilton’s guide to Macintosh repair and maintenance (1986)
- Todd Stauffer’s: Using your Mac (1995), Mac Upgrade and Repair Bible (1998)
- And scans of old manuals, to find things such as Macintosh accelerator manuals, or information on other hardware.
- Ted Nelson’s Junk Mail Cartons, contains brochures for a lot of old technology.
- ComputerWorld (alternate collection)
- MacWorld Magazine, printed versions from 1984 to 2014, only offered online after that.
- MacWorld Annual Index, lists what products were reviewed during the year. Useful for finding things that the text search of the Magazines may have missed.
- MacUser Magazine, printed version from 1985 to September 1997 when it was merged with MacWorld
- MacAddict Magazine, printed version 1996 to 2007 when it was relaunched as MacLife.
- MacAzine Magazine, can’t find much info on this magazine, or online scans.
- MacWeek News Letter
- TidBITS, started in 1990
- Verycomputers archive of a discussion group from the early 90s
Do you know of a “type/text to talk/speech” program for a Mac 512k or 512ke with only the built in floppy drive working?
Maybe you have it as a download on your web site.
Hi Ron, do you mean MacInTalk? I don’t have this available through my site, but it’s on : https://www.macintoshrepository.org/2590-macintalk, it should fit on a 400k floppy with System 1, 2 or 3. Do you have a bridging system to get files on to your Mac 512k/ke that supports 400k disks?