The KansasFest podcast features speeches and presentations from the world's only annual Apple II retrocomputing convention.
Jan. 1, 2011
Greg Branche, Matt Gulick, and Jim Luther presented this session, "Creating Apple IIgs Device Drivers", at KansasFest 1990. This recording, digitized by Antoine Vignau, was originally distributed by Resource Central (catalog product number AT0-18) and has been generously reclassified under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.
Dec. 25, 2010
At KansasFest 1992, Tom Weishaar presented this prerecorded interview he conducted with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. and inventor of the Apple II. This recording, digitized by Antoine Vignau, was originally distributed by Resource Central (catalog product number AT2-31) and has been generously reclassified under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License. A video […]
Dec. 18, 2010
The titular Alan Bird and Roger Wagner are joined by Tom Weishaar, Randy Brandt, and other Apple II veterans at KansasFest 1992 as they recount tales from behind the scenes. From the session schedule: Part of our 15th Anniversary celebration, this session will give you a chance to meet and listen to two old-time Apple […]
Dec. 11, 2010
The late Silas Warner gave this presentation at KansasFest 1992 about his company, Muse Software, developer of Castle Wolfenstein, Robot War, and many other classic Apple II products. From the session schedule: As part of our 15th Anniversary celebration, this session will be a complete history 01 Muse Software, from new Apple II to finaI […]
Dec. 4, 2010
Join Paul Statt, Tom Weishaar, Steve Disbrow, Jim Merritt, and others at KansasFest 1992 as they discuss the origin of and challenges faced by Apple II print publications. From the session schedule: As part of our 15th Anniversary celebration, this session will reminisce in the general area of Apple II publications. Come and ask questions […]
Nov. 13, 2010
Jason Scott, creator of textfiles.com, BBS: The Documentary, and the online Twitter personality Sockington the cat, delivers this keynote speech at KansasFest 2009. Recorded on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, by Sean Fahey. A video of this session is also available.
Nov. 6, 2010
Creator of the popular ‘FishNDA‘, Ryan Suenaga proves that he doesn’t suck by delivering this precorded video in which he announces the development of a send-only email NDA for the Apple IIGS, codenamed Melissa and officially named Emily II. Prerecorded by Ryan Suenaga; presented on Saturday, July 24, 2010, by Andy Molloy and captured by […]
Oct. 31, 2010
The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also program mers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple ? […]
Oct. 23, 2010
Mark Simonsen, employee number three and later owner of Beagle Bros, was the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2010. At Beagle Bros, whose popular software products for the Apple II hobbyist demonstrated the publisher’s quirky sense of humor, Mark developed software including Flex Type, Beagle BASIC, Beagle Graphics, Triple-Dump, and Double-Take. In the early 1980s, Mark […]
Oct. 22, 2010
KansasFest 2010 was preserved as never before, courtesy an extensive video archive of the conference’s formal sessions. But video is not the most portable medium; whether you’re driving to work, going for a jog, or just in need of some background noise, you can’t always focus on a video display for extended periods. Now you […]