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Echoes of KFest
By Echoes of KFest – KansasFest
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The KansasFest podcast features speeches and presentations from the world's only annual Apple II retrocomputing convention.
Episodes (Total: 10)
Jan. 1, 2011 · 00:37:37
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 · 00:37:03
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 of this interview is also available.
Dec. 18, 2010 · 00:57:56
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 II programmers who have survived. Alan Bird is the author of numerous Beagle Bros classics, including the TimeOut kernel and the Beagle Compiler, and the WestCode programs InWords and Pointless. He was part of the Beagle team that worked on AppleWorks 3.0 and was winner of one of two 1992 Apple II Individual Recognition Awards. Roger Wagner taught the world to sing 6502 assembly language in his columns and books, and is now the loudest evangelist the Apple IIGS has. Roger was winner of the 1991 Apple II Individual Achievement Award. This recording, digitized by Steve Weyhrich, was originally distributed by Resource Central (catalog product number AT2-35) and has been generously reclassified under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.
Dec. 11, 2010 · 00:58:08
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 auction in live years. Muse is probabIy best known for its strategy games Castle Wolfenstein, RobotWar, and ABM, but the company was also an early publisher of education software and the Super Text Professional word processor. This recording, digitized by Steve Weyhrich, was originally distributed by Resource Central (catalog product number AT2-34) and has been generously reclassified under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.
Dec. 4, 2010 · 00:56:10
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 or express your feelings and experiences about SoftaIk. inCider/A+, A2-Central or other publications. Tom Weishaar is publisher of A2-Central and winner of one of two 1992 AppIe II Individual Recognition Awards. Paul Stall is Senior Editor of inCider/A+. This recording, digitized by Steve Weyhrich, was originally distributed by Resource Central (catalog product number AT2-33) and has been generously reclassified under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.
Nov. 13, 2010 · 00:46:34
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 · 00:13:55
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 Ken Gagne. A video of this session is also available.
Oct. 31, 2010 · 00:55:16
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 ? and Apple users ? evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II and its users measure up in modern times? Panelists: Ivan Drucker (IvanExpert), Martin Haye (California Digital Library), Mike Maginnis (The Computist Project). Moderator: Ken Gagne (Juiced.GS). Recorded Thursday, July 22, 2010, by Ken Gagne. A video of this session is also available.
Oct. 23, 2010 · 01:33:49
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 decided that he “wanted to work with the Apple for the rest of [his] life,” a statement that captures the enthusiasm and spirit of Mark, Beagle Bros, and many Apple II users. Recorded Wednesday, July 21, 2010, by Ken Gagne. A video of this session is also available.
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 can take KansasFest audio with you wherever you go, courtesy Echoes of KFest, a podcast that delivers MP3 recordings of KansasFest sessions. One episode will be presented here each of the next four Saturdays as a trial run of this new outlet. You can stream the files, download them to your computer, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. This audio is the same featured in the previously published videos, which means it was not professionally produced. With Echoes of KFest in mind, a more concerted effort will be made at KansasFest 2011 to produce a higher quality of both audio and video recordings. It is also our hope to release other archival audio from other KansasFests as it becomes available. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this experiment in making KansasFest as accessible as possible. Of course, some presentations don’t work well without their video component — and no recording can capture the experience of actually being in the audience. Mark your calendar for July 19–24 to enjoy KansasFest for yourself!
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