Can anyone help my please with infos / photos regarding the Integer BASIC Apple II “Euromod”? It was the product of Apple formed company called Eurapple, Inc. in 1977 managed by Andre Sousan. The Euro-Mod model is the US Apple ][ with Integer basic and a Euro Modulator which converted the video so it worked on a 60 Hz monitor. It stuck internally to the side of the case. (This is not the later Apple ][ Europlus or ITT 2020.)
The “Preliminary Confidential Offering Memorandum” has some basic information in the appendix C “EURAPPLE ORGANIZATION” and states “Eurapple has already sold, since it began shipping in September, approximately 20 systems in Eurpoe and has approximately 50 systems backlogged as of this date.” I assume production figures are very low and I wonder if there were more information and/or photos available.
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There is a technical document that reveres the Eurocolor card intended to slot 7.
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A Satoshi is the smallest fraction of a Bitcoin that can currently be sent: 0.00000001 BTC. A Satoshi is a one hundred millionth of a Bitcion. In the future, however, the protocol may be updated to allow further subdivisions should they be needed.
Further examples of units
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1 BTC = 100,000 µBTC (Microbitcoin)
1 BTC = 100,000,000 Satoshis
1 mBTC = 100,000 Satoshis
1 µBTC = 100 Satoshis
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