Open Apple is not a live show, giving its hosts the opportunity to edit the audio extensively prior to publication. We remove "ums" and "ers", correct factual mistakes, and reorder sound bites to improve the flow of conversation. We've never made a secret of this fact, having conducted behind-the-scenes presentations that reveal our workflow.
But just as mistakes can happen in a live recording, so can they occur in editing. In the March 2013 episode, guest Egan Ford spoke at length on which CPU was faster, the 6502 or the 8088. During post-production, we were informed that he had reversed the comparison at one point. Due to a miscommunication, the editors thought this reversal had occurred consistently throughout the original audio. The result: we swapped Egan's audio throughout the show to state that he had proven the 6502 to be faster, which is not the case.
Mr. Ford never stated, argued, or proved such a thing; on the contrary, his extensive research into the subject (the results of which are pending publication) demonstrates the higher speed of the 8088 compared to the 6502. Though these edits were made in good faith, we did not intend to modify the intention of Mr. Ford's words. We therefore humbly apologize for misrepresenting this esteemed member of the Apple II community.
This correction will be restated in the April 2013 episode of Open Apple, which we hope this error will not deter our listeners from staying tuned for.
Many of those episodes reviews several eBay listings, the results of which are later posted to the Open Apple blog. Every auction we've ever covered can now additionally be found in a single, comprehensive table. Excerpts from this table will be used for each monthly report.
Both listings can be found using the horizontal navigational bar at the top of the site.
We hope you find these tools useful and will let us know how we can further improve our site and show to better serve you!
Ken has been a listener of ChatterBox since the first episode eight years ago, and previously had his letter read on the air on episode #323 (March 7, 2010). He much appreciates having had this opportunity to talk modern and retro gaming with friends old and new. We hope not only that ChatterBox's fans with an interest in retrocomputing will enjoy Open Apple, but that Open Apple fans will check out ChatterBox for an outsider's unique perspective on the Apple II community.
The issues are protected under the auspices of a library, and can be checked out by anyone who wants to head over there and read them online, or download the original PDFs, or anything else that might grab their fancy. It provides, along with Mike's site and collection, a non-profit registered-library home dedicated to its preservation, and that's pretty darn cool.
There's another practical reason for anyone to contribute to this effort. As we discussed in the October episode of Open Apple, some retrocomputing enthusiasts feel that "There really does need to be a giant site for Apple II info though. [There are] too many small non-comprehensive sites out there." Although there is strength in our community's diversity such that it may not behoove us to consolidate our efforts, a single repository to serve as at least a backup of our output is just good sense. Whatever the fates and whims of the Apple II's aging content creators, the Internet Archive ensures that their products will live on beyond them.
We intend the Archive to be a timeless mechanism for discovery of our show, documenting the legacy and passion that produced an Apple II podcast. That said, the Archive's collection by its nature lacks the exhaustive show notes that are a companion to every episode, and the latest episode will always be available exclusively at Open-Apple.net.
We'll continue expanding the Internet Archive with new episodes for some time to come — so stay tuned as we make history!
The Open Apple podcast will soon be turning a year old, and hosts Mike and Ken would like to know how we're doing. What are your favorite parts of the show? What can we change? Who can we invite to join us on future episodes?
Please take the below survey to provide us with your opinions, ideas, and feedback. Average time to complete the survey is 75 seconds. The survey runs through Dec 31, 2011, with the results to be discussed in an upcoming episode.
Open Apple is a monthly podcast, though beyond that, we've never committed to a formal publication schedule. But since our firsttwo episodes went live the first Monday of each month, we thought we'd like to stick to that routine whenever possible. Usually, that means recording on Saturday, editing on Sunday, and publishing on Monday.
This month, we could coordinate the availability of our hosts and guest for Sunday only. We spent yesterday evening in the studio, having a blast recording our third monthly show. But by the time we were done, there was no weekend left in which to edit! Unfortunately, that means a slight delay in making the show available for public consumption.
This month's episode will be edited this coming weekend and published on Monday, April 11, for your enjoyment. We hope you find our show worth waiting an extra week for. This delay will not push back future episodes, though we do reserve the right to make further adjustments to ensure no show is broadcast before its time.
Thank you for your patience! We hope you eventually enjoy hearing this show as much as we did recording it.
KansasFest 2011 is now open for registration, and Open Apple will be there! Be sure to attend our session to go behind the scenes of the show, learn our recording and editing techniques, and hear sound clips you won't find anywhere else. Who knows — you could end up on the next episode!
To be sure you're joining us at KansasFest, we're giving away a $25 discount toward your registration. All you have to do is "Name the Game!" on the April episode of Open Apple. Still can't make it to KansasFest? We'll substitute a snazzy shirt, mailed to wherever you are this summer. Both prizes are courtesy KansasFest sponsor 16 Sector.
We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City this July!
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Name the Game contest so far! We're excited to see so much enthusiasm for this segment of the Open Apple podcast.
Please note that there was also a glitch that prevented the submissions address from working in the first 24 hours after Open Apple debuted. We confirm all entries, so if you haven't received a response to your submission, please try again. To enter, please email us at the address given in the show, or by selecting "Name the Game" from the dropdown on our contact form.
Some further clarifications regarding the rules: Entries will be accepted up until March 2. From all correct entries, one winner will be selected at random and announced on the next episode of the podcast. Winners will be contacted via email; you do not need to listen to win. The contest is open to inhabitants of any and all states and countries. Prize substitutions are not allowed.
Good luck to all entrants, and thanks for listening!