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  • 1. My Strange Adventure Ron Graff How I stumbled into the world of Personal Computers and Educational Software

2. BPC (Before Personal Computers)

  • I always loved science.
    • Anything electric/ electronic
    • Started a light bulb collection age 6

3. BPC (Before Personal Computers)

  • I always loved science.
    • Anything electric/ electronic
    • Started a light bulb collection age 6
    • Had the first TV in Idaho Springs, Colorado

4. BPC (Before Personal Computers)

  • I always loved science.
    • Anything electric/ electronic
    • Started a light bulb collection age 6
    • Had the first TV in Idaho Springs, Colorado
  • I was called to ministry at age 13!
    • Theology is The mother of the Sciences.
    • True science and the Bible never conflict.

5. October 1977Popular MechanicsAt Last Home ComputersFor The Price of A TV Set 6. 1977Radio Shacks TRS-80 7. Apple I 8. Hand-made by Wozniak & Jobs 9. Apple I in wooden case 10. Apple I in wooden case

  • 4 K RAM Memory
  • Cassette Interface
  • No Graphics

11. Apple II 12. Apple II

  • Color Graphics
  • Sound
  • Still Cassette Interface
  • $1298 w/ 4K RAM Memory
  • More than double that for 48K!

13. Feb. 1978 WASC (later ASCI) Administrators

  • Computers Help in the Office and the Classroom
  • Learning is Fun With the Computer!

14. Unannounced visit to Apple Computer

  • Met with Vice President and Director of Sales
    • Gene Carter
    • Phil Roybal
  • Contract with Apple April 12, 1979-
    • Non-exclusive rights to some programs
    • No royalties just equipment

15. 1978 - Apple II With Disk Drive 16. Micromedia First Commercially Available Educational Software for Personal Computers

  • Supermath
  • Grading Routine
  • Memory Aide
  • Study Aide
  • Dont Fall
  • True/False Quiz
  • Matching Quiz
  • Keyboard Organ
  • Drawing
  • Variable Message

17. Supermath 18. 1978 Ad in Byte Magazine 19. Commodore Pet 20. Atari 400 and Atari 800 21. 1978 Additional Programs

  • Learning Basic
    • Perhaps the best way to pursue it is for you to call Steve Jobs, our V.P. of Product Development.Steve is responsible for both publications and programming efforts here at Apple.Hes seen the programs you gave me, and he liked them so Im sure he would be happy to talk to you.- Phil Royball, Mar. 21, 1978

22. 1978 Additional Programs

  • Learning Basic
  • Save-A-Sketch
  • Save-A-Story
  • Quiz Baseball

23. 1979 Apple DOS System Disk 24. 1980 The PatientProfessor 25. 1980 - Elementary, My Dear Apple

  • Included Supermath and Dont Fall

26. Apples Educational Emphasis 27. 28. Supermath 29. 1981 - Commodore VIC-20 30. 1982 - Commodore 64 31. 1982 The Shell Games 32. 1982-1984 Wabash Apple Computer Stores 33. 1982-1984Wabash Apple Computer Stores

  • Commission Sales
  • Director of Education
  • Controller
  • General Manager 5 locations

34. 1982 Educational Systems Software 35. 1982 Educational Systems Software

  • Exercise Development Module Complete Teacher Authoring System

36. NEA Approved Software

  • Class Records
  • Supermath II

37. 1983 - The Discovery Encyclopedia 38. x 39. x 40. x 41. x 42. x 43. x 44. 1984 - IBM Version of the Encyclopedia 45. 1984 The Apple Education Classics 46. 1984 The Macintosh 47. 1985 - Computer Wave

  • Consultant
  • General Manager 3 Stores

48. 1987 - Space Station Project 49. 1988 Hyper-Scripture Complete King James Version 50. 1996 - The Prophecy Puzzle 51. 1997 Prophecy Central Website 52. 1998- Online Prophecy Book http://www.ldolphin.org/kingdom/ 53. x 54. x 55. Technology at Solid Ground Church 56. 57. x 58. x 59. x 60. x 61. x 62. x 63. x 64. x 65. x 66. x 67. x 68. x 69. x 70.

  • To God Be The Glory!