Greetings from the PrintShop

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A month ago, I announced on this blog that I had quit my job. Since then, I’ve started two new ones. It’s too soon to assess the full-time job, but I think it will be a decent fit. The part-time job, on the other hand, is unbelievably awesome. I’m teaching an undergraduate course in electronic publishing, which ties into almost everything I’ve ever learned and loved doing. There are times that its workload is overwhelming — on a per-hour basis, I’m almost certainly being underpaid. But the longer I do it, the better I’ll get at it.

Although my experiences in the Apple II community are directly informing my career path, there’s still something missing from my professional life: an actual Apple II. I’ve not been at my new job(s) long enough to feel comfortable inquiring about bringing such a behemoth into the office. But my workplace seems pretty supportive of BYOD, so I don’t think it will be an issue.

In the meantime, I was pleased as punch that the Apple II was the source of my first official congratulation on this transition I’ve undergone. Shortly after my last blog post on the subject, I received an envelope in the mail with a return address from a Juiced.GS subscriber. Forgetting that he’d already renewed his subscription for 2013, I thought I’d find a check inside. But what I found instead was even better!

The card was printed on single side of a single 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper and folded into quarters. A personal message, not seen here, was handwritten on the inside. The production is courtesy Broderbund‘s PrintShop GS. Although I didn’t ask, I suspect no emulators were used in the creation of this card.

I appreciate the goodwill the Apple II community has extended to me and my endeavors through this thoughtful member and his gesture!

For the completionist, a PDF of the card is also available.

  1. Martin Haye says:

    Now *that* is a thoughtful card.