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Mike Maginnis & Quinn Dunki

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For decades, Tony Diaz held the record of the only person to have attended every KansasFest. Whether at that convention, on the comp.sys.apple2 Usenet newsgroup, or on his livestreams, he would share his comprehensive knowledge of Apple II hardware and demo the rare prototypes in his vast collection. When KansasFest lost its home at Avila University, Tony, then the head of the KansasFest committee, helped find the event its new home at Rockhurst. And as a member of the  Juiced.GS  staff, he...
Topics: Tony Diaz, memorial, tribute, remembrance, Open Apple, Apple II
Source: 40:52
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Topic: KansasFest
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2020/08/16/oa79-kansasfest-2020/
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Topics: 8 Bit Weapon, Akalabeth, Andrew Roughan, Apple II Plus, April Fools, Art of Video Games, Bad Dudes,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/04/05/show-014-picchi-gamefest-persia-gadgets/
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Topics: ActiveGS, Apple Game Server Online, Apple-1, auction, BBS, contract, CueCat, David Greelish,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/01/11/show-011-greelish-weyhrich-sculley-jobs/
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Topics: 2011, 2012, A2Command, A2MP3, ActiveGS, ADTPro, Andy Molloy, annual, AppleIIGo, Brain Board,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/12/31/2011-year-end-roundtable/
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Topics: A+, Apple-1, AppleCrate, Applied Engineering, AUSOM, Beagle Bros, Bob Bishop, Brian Wiser,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/06/06/show-005-wiser-museums-magazines-ultima/
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Topics: ActiveGS, Al Lowe, Alex Lukazi, Amazon, Apple III, Applesoft Action, Ashton Kutcher, Beagle Bros,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/05/07/show-015-finnigan-books-crpgs-boards/
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Topics: 8 Bit Generation, Adafruit, Ashton Kutcher, BBS, BeagleBon, Charles Mangin, documentary, Eric...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/09/02/show-030-mangin-jobs-tetris-sprize/
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Topics: 1 MHz, A2MP3, AHA, American Humanism Association, Another World, battery, Bell & Howell, Big...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/05/11/show-004-weyhrich-history-humanism-outland/
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Topics: Andy Molloy, Antoine Vignau, Apple-1, Bluetooth, Brain Board, Brian Picchi, Briel Computers, Brutal...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/01/01/2012-year-end-roundtable/
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Topics: 6502, 8 Bit Weapon, 8BW, Advanture Trek, Adventure, Alex Lee, American Classic Arcade Museum,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/12/06/show-010-kenyon-hypercard-ifcomp-authenticity/
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Topics: '@party, A2SERVER, ADTPro, Apple-1, ASCII, baseball, Block Party, Brazi, CFFA, Daniel Kruszyna,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/05/08/show-027-krusyna-demoparty-isteve-clones/
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by Ken Gagne & Mike Maginnis
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Topics: 1 MHz, 2013, ANTIC, Apple-1, Atari, Carrington Vanston, KansasFest, Kevin Savetz, KFest, Steve...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/08/02/kansasfest-2013-open-antichertz/
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Topics: 16Sector, Alex Lee, Apple II History, Apple II Web Hosting, Apple-1, auction, Brutal Deluxe, Castle...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/11/11/show-021-weiss-sis-auctions-hosting/
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Topics: 2013, KansasFest, KFest, Randy Wigginton, Steve Wozniak, Woz
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/08/02/kansasfest-2013-steve-wozniak/
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Topics: 6502, ActiveGS, Andy Hertzfeld, Apple III, Apple IIsi, Apple2000, AppleWorks, Archon, BASUG, Bob...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/08/10/show-007-schmenk-kansasfest-cffa3000-buttons/
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Topics: apparel, Ashton Kutcher, auction, Bell & Howell, biopic, Christie's SCELBI, clone, clothing,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/07/04/show-029-willegal-apple1-cons-films/
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Topics: Age of Reason, Apple-1, Arrested Development, Australia, BBS, Behind the Video, Boulder Dash,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/06/05/show-028-seidman-bbs-wozniak-docs/
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Topics: 1UP, Apple II History, Ashton Kutcher, Atari, AtariAge, biopic, Bulgaria, Bulgarian, ByteBagger,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/02/07/show-024-maher-books-jobs-c64/
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Topics: ADB, advertisements, AirServer, Andrew Roughan, Applecations, Arachnid, Australia, Australian, BBS,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/03/07/show-013-roughan-marinetti-karateka-ebooks/
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Topics: 6502, 8088, Alex Freed, Another World, Applicard, Atarisoft, Big Bang Theory, Bill Buckels, Boston,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/04/15/show-026-evans-z80-zephyr-lucasarts/
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Topics: 6502, Alternate Reality, Andrew Plotkin, Another World, Apple-1, Archon, atparty, BCS, biography,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/11/14/show-009-barron-britannia-floppy-ios/
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Topics: 6502, A+, Amiga, Andy McFaddeny, anniversary, Antoine Vignau, Apple Graphics Tablet, Apple III,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/10/03/show-008-sherlock-kickstarter-basic-bcs/
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Topics: 8 Bit Weapon, A2CLOUD, ADB, ADTPro, Apple2Pi, AppleIIWorks Envoy, AppleWin, Ashton Kutcher, Austin,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/10/11/show-031-robert-lawless-texas-green/
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Topics: 8 Bit Generation, 8 Bit Weapon, 8BW, A2SERVER, ADTPro, Apple Game Server Online, Apple II Oasis,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/02/06/show-012-mahon-chiptune-code-video/
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Topics: Axion, CFFA3000, Curta, CurtaSim, HackFest, Jeremy Rand, John Romero, KansasFest, KFest, Paul...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/08/14/show-018-arthurton-hagstrom-rand-kfest/
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Topics: A2Command, ActiveGS, Apple2scans, Beagle Bros, Brain Board, Castle Wolfenstein, Choplifter,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/03/07/show-002-ivanx-vcf-vnc-gple/
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Topics: 3DO, ActiveGS, ADTPro, Applied Engineering, BostonFIG, Britain, CFFA3000, Charles Mangin,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/10/11/show-020-wannop-spectrum-beyond-mini/
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Topics: ActiveGS, ADTPro, Age of Reason, Apple III, Apple-1, AppleWorks, auction, Bard's Tale, BBS, Chris...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/09/03/show-019-schmidt-ios-apple3-imsai/
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Topics: ACAM, AIAS, American Classic Arcade Museum, Andy Molloy, AppleTrek, Bill Budge, Bob Bishop,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/02/07/show-1-welcome-to-open-apple/
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Topics: 10 PRINT, Amazon, Androbot, Apple-1, Arcade Explorers, Atari, C64, Choplifter, Commodore 64, CoMUG,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/12/07/show-022-savetz-c64-polaroids-microzine/
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Topics: anniversary, Antoine Vignau, birthday, Brainies, Brutal Deluxe, cassette, developers, France,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/04/30/brutal-deluxe/
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Topics: Apple, CEO, chairman, cofounder, honor, Jobs, legacy, memorial, obituary, remembrance, Steve Jobs,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/10/07/special-show-steve-jobs/
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Topics: ADTPro, AGD Interactive, Alan Floeter, Apple Adventure, Bob Bishop, Bomber, Brain Board, Brian...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/04/11/show-003-neubauer-kansasfest-edutainment/
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Topics: AGD Interactive, Al Lowe, ALF, Andrew Plotkin, ballpoint, BASIC, Battle Chess, Bill Fickas,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/06/04/show-016-haye-demoparty-larry-clones/
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Topics: '@party, A2MP3, ActiveGS, Akalabeth, Alan Turing, app, archive, Atari, backchan, Battle Chess, Best...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2012/07/08/show-017-dreher-apple1-atari-tripp/
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Topics: A2MP3, Carrington Vanston, CFFA3000, Haunted House, KansasFest, KFest, Microzine, Rich Dreher,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/07/23/open-mhz-kfest-2011/
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Topics: Hawaii, honor, memorial, remembrance, rsuenaga, Ryan Suenaga, tribute
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/04/29/special-show-1-ryan-suenaga/
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Topics: CEO, DAPi, Denver, KansasFest, KFest, presentation, production, Randy Brandt, resign, resignation,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/09/02/kfest-2011-behind-the-scenes/
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Topics: 8088, abandonware, ActiveGS, Apple Assembly Line, Apple II Disk Server, Apple II Game Server, Apple...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2013/03/12/show-025-ford-8088-voyager-abandonware/
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Topics: 1-Up, 6502, 8088, A Simple Text File, ADRIFT, Adventure, Alex Freed, Apple III, AppleWorks,...
Source: https://www.open-apple.net/2011/07/15/show-006-groups-miniappler-kfest-tournaments/
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This month on Open Apple, we go deep on Lawless Legends with most of the team building it. We’ve managed to corner Seth Sternberger (of 8-bit Weapon fame), Martin Haye, and Brendan Robert (Dave Schmenk, we’re coming for you…) to grill them on this amazing effort. We also wish a fond farewell to co-host Ken Gagne, […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Michael Packard, author of the upcoming new game Alien Downpour. Michael has gone back to teach himself assembly language and make the kinds of games he wished he had made back in the day. The results are indeed impressive, and his first foray into solo Apple II game […]
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This month on Open Apple, the part of Quinn Dunki is played by RCR Podcast co-host Carrington “Fake Quinn” Vanston. A post-KansasFest Mark Lemmert of 6502 Workshop returns to the show to promote the new Nox Archaist Kickstarter. You should contribute because it’s awesome to support those still developing for the Apple II and not […]
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This month on Open Apple we present an early holiday gift, in the form of an epic three hour episode. We sit down for a great conversation with Apple II legend Randy Brandt, perhaps best known for his work at Beagle Bros. We go deep on Beagle Bros, exploring the making of their quirky, innovative software and […]
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This month on Open Apple, we talk to Chris Torrence, the new Roger Wagner Volunteer Archivist on behalf of Softalk magazine. Chris is a lifelong Apple II fan, and has recently undertaken the valuable effort of producing a book containing all of Roger Wagner’s Assembly Lines columns. This will include all of the articles included in Roger’s original book (Assembly Lines: […]
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At the dawn of 2014, Open Apple engages in its annual tradition of reflecting on all that has transpired in the Apple II community in the past year. Ken Gagne moderates a panel of Mike Maginnis, Andy Molloy, Ivan Drucker, and David Schmenk to look at topics in news, emulation, hardware, software, conventions, and publications. […]
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We’re baaaack! Sorry for the unscheduled hiatus folks, but your intrepid hosts had some family matters to attend to. This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Seth Steinberger of 8-bit Weapon. We talk about their new album Class Apples, which was made entirely on an Apple II. Yes, every sound on the album is […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Huibert Aalbers, author of Soundsmith. It’s hard to overstate what a platform-defining piece of software this was for the Apple IIgs. Few people appreciated what the audio system in this computer was capable of, until Huibert unlocked it for the world to hear. Games and scene demos […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Mark Lemmert, co-founder of 6502 Workshop. Him and his partners (Mike Reimer, Bill Giggie, Robert Padovan, Gordon Mackay, and Galactagog) have been building Nox Archaist, a brand new story-driven tile-based role-playing game in the classical Ultima style. They’re pushing the hardware as far as they can with […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Mark Pilgrim, one of the most active software preservationists in the Apple II community. Mark has been spending his free time working on Passport, an automated cracking tool. It automatically detects and defeats copy protection schemes on Apple II disks, producing copyable disks that are otherwise completely […]
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This month on Open Apple, Mike and Ken chat with Evan Koblentz, producer of Vintage Computer Festival East. VCF East 9.1 is happening this spring, and Evan has an inside look at the event’s founding, growth, and lineup. Margot Comstock has been announced as the keynote speaker of KansasFest 2014, prompting us to reflect on […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Laine Nooney, researcher of early computer and software companies. She has been digging into the history of such greats as Brøderbund and Sierra On-Line. In particular, she has done some awesome research on the infamous Soft Porn Adventure, including behind-the-scenes details on the infamous advertising photo. We talk […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Ken Gagne and Andy Molloy of Juiced.GS, the longest running continuously published Apple II magazine (that you can still get in your mailbox to this day!). Juiced.GS is in its 23rd year, which has to be a record for magazines of almost any type. Ken and Andy […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Tony Diaz- KansasFest committee member, and consummate Apple II collector. With KansasFest just days away, we go deep on Tony’s amazing collection of unique prototypes, documents, peripherals, and the stories that go with them. If there’s a person with deeper knowledge of the early history of Apple […]
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This month on Open Apple, we share an excerpt of an interview with John Brooks, courtesy of Juiced.GS.  John talks about how and why he updated ProDOS, and his experiences getting back into the community. Tune in to hear Quinn lose 20 years of time perception around the Tiger Learning Computer, then pretend to know stuff […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Glenda Adams, better known on the Apple II as The Atom. She was a cracker of some note back in the 1980s, and she shares great stories with us of her exploits in boot tracing, cracking, and distributing software in the glory days of the Apple II […]
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This month on Open Apple we sit down with Henry Courbis, co-proprietor of Ultimate Micro, serial entrepreneur, and Open Source guy. Henry is boldly going where no hobbyist has gone before, by making Apple II hardware his real day job. If anyone can do it, Ultimate Micro can! We talk massive modem phone bills, phreaking, warez, and statutes […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston of the Eaten By A Grue podcast. Eaten By A Grue is a game-by-game style of podcast where the intrepid hosts are playing every Infocom game. They both play the game, then discuss it in detail, with and without spoilers. They discuss […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Paul Lutus, author of seminal early Apple II software such as AppleWriter and GraFORTH. We talk about the impacts of software development on society, the value of the individual in the process, and the trials of coding software in the woods. We talk extreme offsite backups, […]
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This month on Open Apple, we talk to Gary Little, prolific author of many technical reference books about various models in the Apple ][ line. In addition to writing great books that go deep on the hardware, Gary also wrote lots of great software, including such gems as AmDOS, and the popular Point To Point […]
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This month on Open Apple, as is tradition, we present the megapodcast recorded live at KansasFest. Most of your favorite retrocomputing podcasters attend KansasFest each year, and we all get together in a basement room to record a giant group podcast. This year’s recording includes, in no particular order: Quinn Dunki of Open Apple Paul Hagstrom of Retrocomputing […]
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This month on Open Apple, Mike and Ken chat with Sean Fahey, proprietor of A2Central.com and KansasFest committee member. Sean and James Littlejohn distribute a plethora of Apple II hardware and software every year to KansasFest attendees, and next year’s haul will be bigger than ever — we have the details why. Glenn Jones is […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with KansasFest committee member and lifelong Apple II user Peter Neubauer. We talk lots about the upcoming KansasFest, of course, but also Peter’s own experiences with the machine. He has a passion for Logo, and a special place in his heart reserved for the Apple IIc Plus. I […]
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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 culture there, the […]
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This month on Open Apple, Mike chats with Quinn Dunki about her early programming experiences, and she gives us a brief overview of the development of her 6502-based homebrew computer, Veronica. Other topics this month: Apple IIc clones, KansasFest, Ultima VI on the IIGS, Quinn’s cease and desist from Origin Systems, Halt and Catch Fire, […]
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This month on Open Apple, Mike and Quinn sit down with each other and catch up on all the news they’ve been neglecting lately. Mike and Quinn discuss the disappointing 8BitDo controller, get excited about remanufactured printer ribbons, and pretend to know anything about EDD. Follow along as we review Softalk volume 1, number 3. The […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Jason Scott, documentary filmmaker, historian, public speaker, and archivist. We talk about the importance of a nuanced appreciation of history, the flavors of sadness in comment threads, whom not to trust with special data and the nature of humanity, and failing at life. Don’t miss Mike Hate Sponge […]
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This month on Open Apple, Mike and Ken chat with Bill Martens of Call-A.P.P.L.E. Preserving our community’s software and documentation is important not just to the users, but to the people doing the preserving; Bill explains why. We look at how the media can never get enough of Steve Jobs, examining his early career and […]
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This month on Open Apple, we close out the year with our traditional Year-End Roundtable discussion. We’re joined by Eric ‘Sheppy’ Shepherd, Sarah W., and Carrington Vanston. We talk about alternate universes, our collective love of the IIgs, and Quinn takes cheap shots at Carrington. It’s the holidays, so Commodore users are given a respite. […]
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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 a […]
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This month on Open Apple, we run the annual group megapodcast that is recorded live at KansasFest! This is a four-year-old tradition whereby all the attending retro podcasters get together and do one big silly show together. It’s clunky, it’s pointless, and the audio quality is terrible because we’re all crowded one microphone in a grungy […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Beagles Bros Randy Brandt, Mark Simonsen Tom Weishaar, and Alan Bird. We share stories of Beagle’s development, poke lots of fun at each other, and check in on where everyone is now. We spread the love for Oz KFest with Andrew Roughan, and amazingly resist the urge to […]
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This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Craig Peterson, who got involved with hardware and software development very early in the life of the Apple II. Craig integrated Apple II computers with a numerical control manufacturing system, producing G-code for the cutting machines in a factory. He was a pioneer in using the Apple II for what computers […]
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This month on Open Apple, we round out the year with our annual tradition of sitting around a virtual table with some friends of the show, discussing whatever comes to mind. Mike and Quinn are joined by Jeremy Barr-Hyde, Jorma Honkanen, Kate Szkotnicki & Chris Torrence. We have a really fun mix of Apple II fans from all walks of life […]