Apple III: A Closer Look

Posted Sat, Aug. 11th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Mike Maginnis provides an overview of the Apple III and a look at all those nasty rumors about its allegedly poor design and engineering. Download the slides at http://kansasfest.org/downloads/ and read clarifications from the presenter at http://wp.me/pJsxq-43

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

Behind the scenes at Open Apple

Posted Fri, Aug. 3rd 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only co-hosted podcast, is the product of endless hours slaving over a mixing board and audio editing software. Watch and learn what goes into recording an episode of the show. What would an episode sound like without this extensive post-production process? Come hear the bloopers that should’ve been left on the cutting room floor.

Recorded on 7/23/2011 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Behind the scenes at Open Apple

Posted Sat, Jul. 23rd 2011 in

Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only co-hosted podcast, is the product of endless hours slaving over a mixing board and audio editing software. Watch and learn what goes into recording an episode of the show. What would an episode sound like without this extensive post-production process? Come hear the bloopers that should’ve been left on the cutting room floor, courtesy Mike Maginnis and Ken Gagne.

A Technical Look at the Apple III

Posted Fri, Jul. 22nd 2011 in

Mike Maginnis provides a more technical look at the system (SOS, Business BASIC, etc) and add-ons you can get today (Microsoft Softcard III, Titan emulator, etc.).

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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Apple III: A Closer Look

Posted Thu, Jul. 22nd 2010 in

Don’t miss┬áMike Maginnis.

An overview of the Apple III, and a look at all those nasty rumors about its allegedly poor design and engineering.

Apple’s Growing Divide Between Users and Programmers

Posted Thu, Jul. 22nd 2010 in

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).