In the early 1980s, when the Apple II came out, a company called Franklin made imitations of the same computer. It was a pretty blatant copy, and Apple didn’t like it, but the law wasn’t yet clear about whether an operating system could be copyrighted. Apple eventually sued Franklin, and the court ruled that the operating system could in fact be protected. This marked the end of the Franklin computer.
But while Franklin’s computer may have been a clone, Franklin’s manual was undoubtedly the original. It wasn’t just user friendly. They were written with a lot of creativity and humor.
The Franklin Ace 100 manual begins with about 40 pages of computer basics.
It’s a little late to say this, but one thing to remember is that you shouldn’t buy a computer unless you know at least two things you can do with it before you buy it. is. Using the packing box as a petunia planter is not one of two uses.
Such a thing. And then, on page 40, there’s a chapter called “Territorial Orders of the Ancestors of the Trumpeter Swan.”
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