Category: General

Compuserve Forums to Finally Bite the Dust

The long running messaging and forum service, CompuServe is now on its last month of borrowed time.   With messaging and chat services no longer being viable money makers and the forums pull dwindling, the longest running communications service in America is coming to a close. According to a posting on the forums, Dear Forum friends […]

Dates for Kansasfest 2018 Announced

A posting to the Kansasfest group has announced the dates for the 2018 edition of Kansasfest.   According to the posting by committee member, Sean Fahey, Mark your calendar for KansasFest 2018, July 16th (early-early arrival) through July 22nd, at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri. for more information about Kanasfest, check out the organization’s website at […]

OZ KFest Registration Now Open

Oz KFest 2017, the Australian retro computing gathering, is now open for registration. Oz KFest provides a similar experience to the well known and admired Kansasfest Apple II convention. For the first time, Oz KFest will be held at a venue with on-site accomodation to provide the opportunity for close collaboration. Also for the first […]

Manila Gear Introduces the 2soniq and Announces New Partnership with ReActiveMicro

Contact:​ Jon Christopher Co John Valdezco https://www.manilagear.com   Henry Courbis http://reactivemicro.com Manila Gear Introduces the 2soniq and Announces New Partnership with ReActiveMicro Mountain View, CA, 7 April 2016 — Manila Gear today announced the 2soniq interface card for the Apple IIGS. The card gives IIGS owners the ability to connect 2 powered speakers so they […]

Kansasfest 2017 Registration Open

MARCH 31, 2017 — KansasFest 2017, the 29th annual Apple II convention, is now open for registration.  Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini, the French Brutal Deluxe Software programming team known for countless original Apple II programs and archiving efforts, will join us in Kansas City, Missouri from July 18 – 23 with a keynote presentation […]

Brutal Deluxe Software to Keynote Kansasfest

It has been announced that the team of Olivier Zardini and Antoine Vignau, better known to those in the Apple community as Brutal Deluxe Software, will give the 2017 Kansasfest Keynote.  According to the announcement on the Kansasfest Website: KansasFest 2017, the 29th annual Apple II convention, is scheduled for July 18 – 23 in […]

WozFest 2017 Announced

From the WozFest Website: I’m exceedingly pleased to announce that the next WOzFest, WOzFest PR#6, will be held on Saturday, April 29 2017, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+10:00). The theme of the day will be “Preservation”, with a special emphasis on grass-roots preservation efforts. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say all retro-computer enthusiasts are […]

Interview: Mike Harvey of Nibble magazine

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mike Harvey of Nibble magazine with my friend John Leake at KansasFest, as another joint interview between Call-A.P.P.L.E. and RetroMacCast.  The interview audio can be heard on RetroMacCast episode 413. Mike Harvey, the founder and publisher of the long-lived Nibble magazine, has career that spans major companies in the […]

Kansasfest 2016 Registration Opens

FEBRUARY 2, 2016 — KansasFest 2016, the 28th annual Apple II convention, is now open for registration.  Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retrocomputing enthusiasts are invited to Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, from Tuesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 24, for six days and five nights of sessions, demos, announcements, contests, and camaraderie. Mike Harvey, […]