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Help Track Down Apple II Collections

Help Track Down Apple II Collections

Mr. Jason Scott, the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2009 and renowned archivist, has put out a call for help finding forgotten Apple II material: We are in a golden age for Apple II history capture. For now, and it won’t last (because nothing lasts), an incredible amount of interest and effort and tools are all …

KansasFest 2009 Keynote with Jason Scott

KansasFest 2009 Keynote with Jason Scott

Jason Scott — digital archivist, proprietor of textfiles.com, and producer of the BBS and Get Lamp documentaries — delivered this keynote speech at KansasFest 2009 on July 21. This 20th annual Apple II convention was attended by retrocomputing enthusiasts from across North America, celebrating their favorite creation of Steve Wozniak. Recorded on 7/21/2009 by Sean …

The Golden Age of the Apple II

The Golden Age of the Apple II

The Apple II was in production from 1977 to 1993. From early interest to broad adoption to being over shadowed by the Mac, followed by cancellation, diehard support, and retrocomputing revitalization, the machine has survived many eras and purposes. What was the golden age of the Apple II? What constituted its heyday, and how long …

Jason Scott’s keynote speech

Jason Scott’s keynote speech

Jason Scott, creator of textfiles.com, BBS: The Documentary, and the online Twitter personality Sockington the cat, delivers this keynote speech at KansasFest 2009. Recorded on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, by Sean Fahey. A video of this session is also available. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:34 — 21.4MB)

GET LAMP lands

GET LAMP lands

Among the sessions offered at KansasFest 2010 was an advance screening of GET LAMP, Jason Scott‘s documentary of text adventures. After this one-hour presentation, KFesters received a pleasant surprise: every attendee would receive a free copy of the final product, a $40 value. Though the two-DVD set wouldn’t ship until August, each attendee went home …

GET LAMP: The PAX cut

GET LAMP: The PAX cut

Before there was the first-person shooter, there was the second-person thinker. Come watch a one-hour cut of Jason Scott?s two-DVD documentary, GET LAMP, that covers the history, impact, programmers, and gamers of text adventures and interactive fiction.

KansasFest 2010 session update

KansasFest 2010 session update

The KansasFest 2010 session lineup, first posted last month, has grown to include several more presentations, courtesy several volunteers willing to offer their insights and expertise to KansasFest attendees: Stavros Karatsoridis will describe how to set up an Apple II to act as a “dumb terminal” for the Terminal application in Mac OS X. Ivan …