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.

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.

Apple’s Growing Divide Between Users and Programmers

Posted Sun, Oct. 31st 2010 in Echoes of KFest

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 program mers. 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 Thursday, July 22, 2010, by Ken Gagne.

A video of this session is also available.

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iPhone 4.0 and iPad

Posted Wed, Jul. 21st 2010 in

The Latest and Greatest from Apple – Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast

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.

Apple’s tablet computers at KansasFest 2010

Posted Fri, Jan. 29th 2010 in News

Apple iPadRob Walch, host of the Today in iPhone podcast and frequent presenter at KansasFest, will be returning to the event in 2010. This year, not only will he be updating attendees on the state of the iPhone — he’ll also be presenting Apple’s latest creation: the iPad, the tablet computer announced this week.

Of course, Apple II users are no strangers to Apple tablets, and we’ll have one of these classic devices on-hand for comparison, courtesy Tony Diaz. Who will win this showdown of retro vs. modern tech?… Need you ask?

iPhone 3.0: New Hardware, New Software

Posted Wed, Jul. 22nd 2009 in

by Rob Walch

Rob discusses the latest advances in Apple’s iPhone hardware and software platform.

Location: Student Activity Center