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01.006 What is an Apple II: KIM and SYM




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This article is from the Apple II Csa2 FAQ, by Jeff Hurlburt with numerous contributions by others.

01.006 What is an Apple II: KIM and SYM

    My Ex bought a KIM in ... had to be 1976, 'cause that's the year we
split. He played Hunt the Wumpus on it. I couldn't see the point of
messing with those red LEDs at the time.

Nancy Crawford,  Csa2 post on 27 December, 1995

     KIM (for "Keyboard Input Monitor") was a 6502 'development system' release
in 1976 by MOS Technology. A single board with six 7-segment LED displays, it
soon had a wide following of avid experimenters who wrote programs like Jim
Butterfield's "Lunar Lander" and Stan Ockers's "Hunt the Wumpus" and published
numerous articles in magazines like Byte and KiloBaud describing hardware add-
ons.

     Another 6502 based board was SYM from Synertek Systems. It arrived two
years after KIM near the end of the 'computer experimenter' era. SYM offered a
speaker and more extensive interfacing capability, including support for a CRT
display.

     KIM and, to a lesser extent, SYM, were the introductions to 6502 computing
which would, in a few years, lead many to become Apple II users. -- Rubywand
and Tim Aaronson

Related FAQs Resources: R010APPLE1.GIF (gif picture file)
    

 

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