While the evenings and nights of KansasFest are renowned for their spontaneity, the mornings and afternoons are reserved for sessions spanning a variety of uses, extensions, and applications of the Apple II family. Just as varied as these sessions are the good people who volunteer to present them. If you have a topic you’d like […]
Beta run of cassette interface for Replica-1
Vince Briel has put up a preorder page for those that want to join in on the initial beta run for his cassette interface board for the Replica-1. The total run is limited to 25 units, so head on over if you want to live on the bleeding edge of Apple 1 technology and help […]
1977 version of Apple Blue Book
Steve Weyhrich has made available a PDF of the 1977 edition of Apple’s first Applesoft manual, the Blue Book, on his Apple II History website. He also offers the 1978 edition and the later Red Book.
Bluetooth on the Apple II – proof of concept
One of the more exciting bits of news to come out of KansasFest was Alex Lukazi’s successful experimentation with Bluetooth on the Apple II. Read about his collaboration with Vince Briel and others to pull off this amazing feat. We look forward to continued developments over the next year.
KansasFest kit-building workshop with Vince Briel
Past KansasFest attendees have had loads of fun building one of Vince’s kits. Last year almost 20 of us built the a2mp3 card, and the year before was the Replica-1. Vince will again offer a workshop with his hands-on guidance. He’s a good teacher and patient with newbies (you can learn how to solder!). To […]
Apple 1 computers appear on eBay & Sotheby’s
The stars must be in alignment, as not one, but TWO original Apple 1 computers are available for sale. The eBay auction is from the collection of early Apple employees Dick and Cliff Huston. The listing description has a detailed account of how the computer was acquired (as well as some great side history). The […]
Early Apple employee Dan Kottke speaking at Vintage Computing Festival East 8.0
Evan Koblentz of MARCH brings us news that former Apple employee Daniel Kottke will speak at this year’s Vintage Computer Festival East 8.0. Evan writes “Dan was a college buddy of Jobs, went with him to India, built Apple 1 boards in Jobs’ parent’s garage, and worked at corporate Apple for many years.” VCF East […]
Apple co-founder Ron Wayne’s autobiography published
Ron Wayne was the third, minority share partner with the two Steves when they founded Apple in 1976. He worked at Atari with Jobs, and while at Apple, designed the first company logo and worked on the Apple I manual. His 191-page book, Adventures of an Apple Founder, is available through Apple’s iTunes store for […]
T40, a new Apple II text editor
Antoine Vignau’s 40×24 text editor is the perfect thing for creating ASCII art screens — useful for demos, programs and crack intros. Krue is accepting art submissions for his new fortycolumn gallery, and T40 makes for an easy path to participate. Head on over the Brutal Deluxe site to download. Recent updates to v1.31 have […]
A look back at Quark’s Apple II products
Em Maginnis reaches back into desktop publishing company Quark’s history for a look at Catalyst and Word Juggler.