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Rob KenyonThis month on the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken are joined by Rob Kenyon, a two-time KansasFest attendee as well as a professional programmer and 30-year veteran of the Apple II. We talk about how great it is to be a part of the international community of Apple II users, even if none of us can afford to buy Apple’s founding contract in a Sotheby’s auction. Rob asks, did Steve Jobs purposely kill HyperCard to turn the Mac into a more closed environment? We congratulate Wade Clarke and Andrew Schultz on their showing in the 17th annual Interactive Fiction Competition. Plenty of original Apple II computers are selling on eBay, with Mike and Rob discussing how to distinguish an authentic classic from a modified one. We share our wishes for the holiday season, including for an affordable accelerator card and a CFFA3000, before signing off for the calendar year. Please take our listener survey, and see you in 2012!

[Please note: technical difficulties have resulted in a low volume on Ken’s track, and a loud volume for Rob. Our apologies for the inconvenience.]

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This month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken share the studio for a one-on-one recording session. We look at user groups, museums, and academic classes that celebrate the Apple II, as well as the growing collection of the Internet Archive, courtesy Jason Scott. While looking forward to next week’s KansasFest convention, memories of previous KFests are unearthed and examined. Unusual Apple II and Apple III machines are hot on eBay, as are the competitors in recent and upcoming arcade tournaments. And let’s not overlook the gauntlet that Richard Garriott has thrown down over the future of the Ultima franchise.

Congratulations to Alex Lee, who named the game as DuelTris! He won a $20 credit to the RetroFloppy store, courtesy David Schmidt. Next month’s winner gets a three-issue hardcopy collection of 300 Baud magazine.

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Show #3 eBay auction results

In the April episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike, Ken, and Peter reviewed several eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below, in the order in which they ended. (Some "Buy It Now" auctions are not included.)

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Apple IIGS Woz Signature Edition$3,000 (Buy It Now)This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.
Sammy Lightfoot$0.99Mar 28, 201116:56:29 PDT6$208.05 + $30.92 S&H
Bob Bishop's Bomber$0.99Mar 28, 201119:53:39 PDT6$20.45 + $5 S&H
Apple Adventure (disk only)$1.00Apr 08, 201121:23:40 PDT2$10.50 + $4.95 S&H
5.25" Kraft Disk Notcher$58.99 (Buy It Now)Apr 16, 201106:56:08 PDT0relisted

Show #1 eBay auction results

In the first episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike, Ken, and Andy reviewed three eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below, in the order in which they ended.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Microsoft Adventure$399.00Feb 06, 2011 20:54:15 PST0Did not sell
Raster Blaster pinball by Bill Budge$9.12Feb 07, 2011 16:18:05 PST1$9.12 + $10.95 S&H
Apple IIGS College shirt$4.99 ($7.99 Buy It Now)Feb 08, 2011 07:34:08 PST0Did not sell