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CUPERTINO, California-April 1, 1992--Apple
Computer, Inc., made a major addition to
the software that runs the Macintosh computer
today with the release of the Caffeine Manager,
an extension to System 7.0 that allows all
Macintosh computers to interface cleanly
and easily with such devices as coffee percolators
and soda machines.
"We're really excited about this release,"
says Mike "Ro" Soft of Apple DTS
(Drink The Soda). "Users and programmers
alike now can immediately have access to
a wide variety of commercial beverages from
their desktop, all with the familiar Macintosh
The Caffeine Manager 1.0, available immediately
from major commercial outlets as well as
anonymous ftp from ftp.apple.com, will expand
Macintosh connectivity on all models by
providing a plug-and-play interface to Mr.
Coffee machines and clones. High-end Quadra
machines running it will be able to administrate
a network containing soft drink vending
Mr. Soft adds, "We hope this software
will be a major step in crossing the fine
line between word processors and food processors."
John Sculley, CEO of Apple Computer, was
quick to hail the Caffeine Manager as a
turning point in the development of the
Macintosh. "It's where I've envisioned
the company going, it's a dream I've had
since my last job," he states. "This
will make the Macintosh the choice of a
The first product to make use of the Caffeine
Manager will be QuickBrew. Due to be released
later this year, it will integrate sound
and video with cream and sugar, and optional
third-party ADB (Apple Desktop Brew) hardware
will allow it to make a great cup of cappuccino.
Developers will be receiving recyclable
aluminum CD's containing specifications
for the Caffeine Manager resource types
'JOLT', 'KOLA', and 'JAVA' later this week.
Apple Computer, founded fifteen years ago
today, is one of the world's major consumers
of Mountain Dew.