The source code for 45 Infocom text adventures is now available in its native ZIL (Zork Implementation Language) from GitHub. I’ve uploaded the entirety of source code of all Infocom text adventures/interactive fiction to Github. https://t.co/p0K8MRKoTN If you don’t understand ZIL, and you probably don’t, read this instruction manual. https://t.co/H8nl1fxWcv — Jason Scott (@textfiles) April […]
Open Apple #57 (March 2016) : Bill Budge!
This month on Open Apple, we sit down with legendary Apple II programmer, Bill Budge. In addition to being an icon of Apple II gaming and graphics, he is the number-one-requested guest by listeners of the show. Mike and Quinn are very excited he was able to make some time to talk to them, and […]
Drop /// Inches #16: Taylor Pohlman
In this episode of Drop /// Inches, we interview Taylor Pohlman, who joined Apple in 1979 and became the Apple /// Product Marketing Manager in 1981, managing the “Reintroduction” of the Apple ///. He is also well known for the series of columns in Softalk magazine (“The Third BASIC”) introducing concepts in Business BASIC programming. […]
ZDNet posts article on how communist-era clones of the Apple II influenced today’s technologists
ZDNet has posted an interesting story on how clones of popular computers (notably, copies of the Apple II) built during the communist era have influenced today’s technologists in Bulgaria, Romania and other former Soviet Bloc countries. Even today, the Apple II Community is benefiting; Plamen Vayssilov’s A2Heaven.com is a great example.
Berlin GeekFest 2015 recordings (how did we miss these?) with Andy Hertzfeld, Randy Wigginton, Daniel Kotke and more
Seriously, how did we miss these cool recordings? You can listen to them here.
Apple Time Warp episode 2 released, featuring an interview with Chuck Sommerville
Apple Time Warp episode 2 with John Romero and Craig Johnston has been released. Check out their Facebook page, libsyn page or subscribe via iTunes.
Open Apple #52 (October 2015) : GEOS! Robert Bowdidge, and more GEOS!
This month on Open Apple we sit down with Robert Bowdidge, one of three interns at Berkeley Softworks who ported GEOS to the best line of 8-bit computers. We talk about what a great place Berkeley Softworks was, along with the power of good tools and proper software engineering. Robert has great memories of the […]
Drop /// Inches #13: Dr. Wendell Sander
This month on Drop /// Inches, Paul’s Apple /// has trouble connecting with the world outside, so he speculates on possibilities for WiFi connectivity, and Mike’s Apple /// has trouble connecting with any worlds at all. So, we turn our attention to literature, including the full Apple /// patent, a survey of Apple II users, […]
Open Apple #50 (August 2015) : Rebecca Heineman, Plamen’s Clones, GS/OS Updates
This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Rebecca “Burger Becky” Heineman. Becky is a legendary Apple II developer (not to mention many other platforms), and was the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2015. We discuss Becky’s KansasFest experiences then and now, how the community has changed, and what she’s up to now. She has […]
My First KansasFest – Ian Marks
During KansasFest, we asked 11 year old Ian Marks to write about his KansasFest experience. This was Ian’s first time attending the conference with his mother, Giselle Marks. The adults weren’t the only ones having a good time with their Apple II computers. This was my first year at K-Fest. I think that it has […]