In this episode, Mike and Paul had the opportunity to speak with Dave Ottalini, co-founder of the Apple /// Special Interest Group of the Washington Apple Pi user group. The entire episode is devoted to this conversation. And stay to the very end for an extremely interesting announcement! Show Links
Texas rocker Joe Ely has released B4 84, an album he made with an Apple II, using the alphaSyntauri music system and a Roland 808 drum machine. In a brief interview with the San Antonio Current, Ely discusses the details of the album, which was recorded over 30 years ago, his interactions with Woz, and […]
Open Apple #38 is published (still August – just made it. Whew!). If you’re a subscriber, it should be appearing in your favorite RSS reader or iTunes shortly if it hasn’t already. This month on Open Apple, we go deep on Lawless Legends with most of the team building it. We’ve managed to corner Seth […]
Business Insider has a short article on Apple’s earliest days, including behind-the-scene pictures of employees and operations.
There’s a new Apple II podcast, and it’s hosted by Craig Johnston and (*the*) John Romero. Check out the pilot episode of Apple Time Warp, available on iTunes or as a direct download here. If you’re a serious Apple II enthusiast, prepare to squee! It’s really very good. Apple Time Warp is a nostalgic look […]
As an Apple II fan site, we don’t post very many articles about our frenemy, the Macintosh. That’s unfortunate, because I’ve often felt several of the Macintoshes (especially later models) were amongst the best Apple II peripherals ever made. This story posted on CNET today is an exception, as it features pictures and anecdotes from […]
The Open Apple team forced Carrington Vanston of 1 MHz and KansasFest first-timer Kay Savetz of the new (and excellent) ANTIC: The 8-bit Atari Podcast into a room in the basement of Corcoran Hall at Rockhurst to record the very first Open ANTIChertz. Listen in as we discuss KFest goings-on, from Kevin’s impressions — both […]
Tech news giant CNET gave the Apple II some love today, posting an article about how Apple’s original DOS came into existence. Coincidentally, this is one of the themes we will be interactively exploring with Randy Wigginton at this year’s KansasFest. Be there or regret it forever.
“Elk Cloner,” largely believed to be the first computer virus released outside a lab environment, turned 30 this year and tech news website The Register took the opportunity to interview its author Rich Skrenta, who was just 15 at the time of its release in February, 1982. The boot sector virus was written for Apple […]
Edge Online has posted an extensive interview with EA founder and early Apple employee, Trip Hawkins. Â The long piece has been serialized and posted over several days. Â Among other things, Hawkins talks about his time at a young Apple Computer; founding Electronic Arts and dealing with “superstar” programmers such asÂ Richard Garriott,Â Dan Bunten, andÂ Bill Budge; and […]