Apple’s Growing Divide Between Users and Programmers

Posted Fri, Aug. 24th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also programmers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple – and Apple users – evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II and its users measure up in modern times? Panelists: Ivan Drucker (IvanExpert), Martin Haye (California Digital Library), Mike Maginnis (The Computist Project). Moderator: Ken Gagne (Juiced.GS).

Recorded on 7/22/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) Creative Commons license.

iPhone 4.0 and iPad

Posted Fri, Aug. 10th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone’s App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple’s new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at kansasfest.org/downloads/

Recorded on 7/21/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Subscribe to our online event calendar

Posted Fri, Jul. 13th 2012 in News

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The session schedule for next week’s KansasFest is now online! Dozens of attendees and outside experts will be sharing their knowledge throughout the day on a variety of Apple II subjects, from software to games to podcasts to fundraising. For those staying on-site, parties, contests, and dinners will keep everyone engaged throughout the week.

On our Web site, you can view a weekly calendar or get a chronological event listing. But you’ll likely find it more convenient to access the schedule in an environment of your own choosing. That’s why you can subscribe to the calendar in iCal, add it to your Google Calendar, or download the free Guidebook app for iOS, Android, or BlackBerry.

Hardcopies of the schedule will also be distributed as part of your welcome packet upon check-in at Rockhurst University.

See you soon!

Is that a IIgs in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Posted Mon, Jun. 25th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. 2011 is the year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile and this is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.

Recorded on July 22, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Today in iOS (2011)

Posted Mon, Jun. 4th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Rob Walch of the Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple’s iOS and related hardware in 2011.

Recorded July 20, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Is that a IIgs in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Posted Mon, May. 28th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. 2011 is the year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile and this is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.

Recorded on July 22, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Today in iOS

Posted Wed, Jul. 20th 2011 in

Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple?s iOS and related hardware.

Session schedule online and on your mobile device

Posted Sun, Jul. 17th 2011 in News

The KansasFest session schedule is now complete and has been posted online. As always, you may download the PDF or view the event calendar. The latter offers the option of subscribing to the schedule in your favorite calendar program, such as iCal and Google Calendar. All session times are in the CDT timezone.

New this year is the Guidebook mobile app, making it easy to find every session, vendor, map, and tweet. Just download the free Guidebook app for your favorite iOS or Android device, then search for KansasFest, occurring in Kansas City on July 19–24.

Please contact us if you have any questions or issues. The fun begins in just two days!