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Melissa BarronThis month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken talk with Melissa Barron, the Apple II community’s famed tapestry artist. The three relate their experiences exploring the past and future of computer media at conventions and museums in Chicago and Rochester, exploring the methods used to create and preserve history. Further tributes are made to Steve Jobs, while Mike Westerfield reclassifies old BASIC tools and releases new ones. Lord British’s Texas mansion is up for sale — a fitting home for Vintage Computer Festival Southwest? We debate various models of floppy drives and are wary of fake and expensive Apple II computers on eBay but excited about new e-books and iOS apps of interest to retrocomputing enthusiasts.

Congratulations to Todd Holcomb, who named the game as Spy’s Demise! He won an autographed copy of Bob Bishop’s Bomber on cassette, courtesy Mike Maginnis.

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Show #7 (August 2011) eBay auction results

In the August episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below. Some “Buy It Now” auctions with no end dates are not included.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Lot of Apple II cards$1.00Aug 07, 2011 18:05:27 PDT29$185 + $14.95 S&H
Ask Me How Computers Work$0.99Aug 10, 2011 16:51:37 PDT0relisted
Apple II Tutorial pilot wings$9.99Aug 07, 2011 11:50:15 PDT0a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280721091480#ht_500wt_1033" title="80's Apple II Tutorial Wings, Lapel Pin in Logo box | eBay">relisted — earned 3 bids; sold for $9.99 + $5 S&H
Wizardry$1.00Aug 07, 2011 18:05:27 PDT16$79.95 + $4.95 S&H
Archon$9.99Aug 10, 2011 17:24:44 PDT3$15.49 + $2.50 S&H

Show #7 (August 2011): David Schmenk, KansasFest 2011, CFFA3000, and buttons

Escape from the Homebrew Computer ClubThis month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken keep the KansasFest vibe going with first-time attendee David Schmenk, getting his perspective on the greatest products, sessions, and experiences of last month’s Apple II convention, from the CFFA3000 to Sweet16 and more. Ewen Wannop’s publication of an online magazine archive leads to a brief discussion on the creation and consumption of PDF scans, after which we get Tony Diaz on the line to clarify a hardware matter. On eBay, we like pins, buttons, and games, before getting ready for a special guest at this month’s Denver Apple Pi user group meeting.

Congratulations to Antony Mauget, who named the game as Hard Hat Mack! He won a complete collection of 300 Baud magazine. Next month’s winner of the easiest Name the Game contest ever gets a $20 gift certificate to the Juiced.GS store.

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