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I'm not ready to do everything required to make the change at this point, but this page should reflect the change of the name of the company to "Franklin Electronic Publishers", a change which took effect, I believe, in the 1990s.

I've started the move and associated fix-ups.

...Did anybody notice that as of Aug. 4 2005. Their site has been removed and replaced with a Network Solutions page saying "Domain Name and Renewal"?

Earlier than the 1990s: The name was changed before the Proximity merger, which this suggests was 1988. The name change was after 1984, as well, but I don't know how to narrow it any more than that. --j⚛e deckertalk 06:35, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

External & Internal Links[edit]

The link to "Franklin Remembered," a list of computers made by FCC, was dead so I removed it. The website was no longer being maintained and had been resold or something.

To compensate, I added several links to the list of links, including some links to info about the lawsuit and to product info, as well as to Wiki's entry about the lawsuit.ReveurGAM (talk) 10:59, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Added Outsourcing Stuff[edit]

They closed US R&D as of 3/31/09, so I added info and a couple of references about it. Outsourcing chronicler (talk) 13:28, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

I owned a Franklin Ace 1000[edit]

..And I would definitely say it was equivalent to an Apple IIe, not a II+. I know we're not supposed to use original research, but the previous claim ie., that an Ace 1000 was equivalent to a II+, struck me as patently false, and since it contained no citations to back it up, I felt comfortable changing it. And for the record, the Ace 1000 (and the Ace 1200) both had numeric keypads. KevinOKeeffe (talk) 08:16, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

I owned a Franklin Ace 1000 too[edit]

I am certain that the Ace 1000 was a clone of the II+ not the IIe. The Ace 1000 had advantages over the II+ including 64K RAM on the motherboard and lower case characters on the display. Like the II+, the Ace 1000 had a 40 column text display. The IIe came out later than the Ace 1000 and it matched the 64K RAM and lower case display. The IIe also added the 80 column display. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.227.120.163 (talk) 04:46, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Forced out of business[edit]

This line:

Soon after the Ace 2200's release, Apple was able to force Franklin out of the desktop computer market entirely

needs to be rewritten or clarified. Did Apple bring legal action or was it market forces? It's unclear. =//= Johnny Squeaky 20:22, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Names, please...[edit]

I think it's important for history to know the names of the people who started a company. These are people who had a vision, and it's important to the article to communicate what that vision was. =//= Johnny Squeaky 20:26, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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