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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 #8 (October 2011) eBay auction results

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

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Metal Gear Solid 3 soundtrack$12.99 + $4.95 S&H;(Buy It Now)Sep 28, 2011 16:33:58 PDT2 units left unsold
Karate Kid soundtrack$3.99 + $3 S&H (Buy It Now)Sep 22, 2011 5:55:22 PM PDTSold
Microzine lot$23.99 (Buy It Now)Sep 08, 2011 13:02:40 PDTSold for $22.49
A2MP3 auction to benefit @rsuenaga fund$0.99Sep 20, 2011 14:36:23 PDT12$237.06 + $4 S&H
DRALS's CP/M card$50.00Oct 04, 2011 10:50:56 PDT8$101 + $35 S&H
AutoArk$8 + $4 S&H (Buy It Now)Oct 30, 2011 15:19:45 PDT2 units left unsold
Ultima IV$125.00Sep 30, 2011 19:00:48 PDTDid not sell
Apple IIGS crystal paperweight$19.99Sep 22, 2011 15:58:39 PDT40$315
Electric car with on-board Apple IIc$10.00Sep 26, 2011 16:26:19 PDT20$2000
Boston Computer Society newsletter$9.99Oct 07, 2011 11:33:42 PDT1$9.99 + $4.82 S&H

Show #8 (Oct 2011): Kelvin Sherlock, Kickstarter, BASIC, and BCS

Kelvin SherlockThis month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken talk with Kelvin Sherlock, prolific Apple II programmer of GShisen, Silver Platter, ProFUSE, and more. Ken builds the suspense before revealing the identity of KansasFest 2012’s keynote speaker before we look at the latest Kickstarter fundraising projects that appeal to Apple II users. We ask ourselves, “Why are Apple II users different?” when sharing knowledge, products, and magazines. On eBay, we’re looking at soundtracks, CP/M cards, compression software, and defunct user group newsletters, before engaging in a smackdown of BASIC programming languages. Finally, we enjoy classic Apple II games on iOS and challenge Kelvin to explain why we can’t port Portal to the 6502.

Congratulations to Sal Bugliarisi, who named the game as Choplifter! He won a $20 credit to the Juiced.GS store, courtesy publisher Gamebits. Our next winner gets an autographed copy of Bob Bishop‘s Bomber on cassette.

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