Syndicomm announced today that Volume 11, Issue 4 of Juiced.GS magazine has been mailed to subscribers. This issue contains an interview with BBS: The Documentary creator Jason Scott, a podcasting tutorial by Carrington Vanston of 1 MHz, Margaret Anderson’s guide to Interactive Fiction on the Internet, and much more. This is the last issue of […]
Courtesy Slashdot comes Matt Barton’s article on The History of Computer Role-Playing Games Part I: The Early Years (1974-1983). The chronology starts by discussing tabletop D&D and number games like Strat-O-Matic, moves into mainframe classics like dnd and Rogue, and then covers the first CRPGs for home computers. The author wrote this article for CRPG […]
Mystery House Taken Over is an open-source interactive fiction game. It is based on Mystery House, the first text-and-graphics adventure game, which was originally published for the Apple II in 1980 by what would become Sierra On-Line. The classic Mystery House and other original variations can be played online or downloaded in z-code, which can […]
Low End Mac has a short interview with Dan Bricklin, who co-developed the Apple II program VisiCalc, the world’s first electronic spreadsheet. Read about his history and what he’s been up to these days, like his latest project,Â wikiCalc.
Colin Klipsch has released a new beta release of Catakig, an open-source emulator for the popular Apple II series of personal computers, supporting the Apple ][, ][+, //e, and //c models.
According to news Web site digg.com, Steve Wozniak is scheduled to be a guest on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report this Thursday, September 28th, at 11:30 PM (10:30 PM Central). Check your local listings! Update: the clip from this episode is now available online. Here it is:
Amazon has changed their ship date for “iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It”, a new hardcover book by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith, from November 1st to September 25th. Pre-orders are still being accepted. Update: iWoz is now shipping.
Steve Wozniak has joined the judge’s panel of My Dream App, a competition that is a cross between American Idol and HackFest, wherein Mac users have five weeks to develop a killer app. Other judges include David Pogue and Guy Kawasaki.