This month on Open Apple, Kevin Savetz sits down with Amy Kefauver and Lorri Hopping. Amy was the editor of Scholastic Microzine, an educational magazine focused on the Apple II. Lorri was a writer and editor for Microzine. They share many great memories creating lessons with computers, the nature of the educational market, and how computers can engage kids in ways that static media can’t.
After those interviews (thanks Kevin!), Mike and Quinn talk ear worm game introductions, crappy early advertising, and hardware with Bumper Stumper product names. It wouldn’t be a show if they didn’t mention UltimateMicro and Brutal Deluxe, so they make sure to do that too.
Bathe in the glory of 1980s video game box art, enjoy mobile versions of KansasFest memories, and roll your eyes at teenage boy whimsy.
More information on everything discussed in this episode, after the jump.
- ANTIC : The Atari 8-bit interview show that is sometimes a podcast.
- Doug Carlston : A great interview by friend-of-the-show Chris Torrence.
- 4Play Joystick card : An awesome new way to multiplay on your GS.
- 4Soniq quadrophonic sound card : Unlock all the sound channels on your Ensoniq.
- WoZFest III : Great demos of Kaboom support for both of the above!
- VCF East Hackathon on Apple IIs : Live programming competition done right.
- 1980s game box art : Let’s be honest- it’s all about Sirius.
- UltimateMicro Universal Power Supply : The design is finalized! Get yours now.
- Apple II Festival France : Party with your Apple II, like all classy and stuff.
- Early Games Influencing Internet : The Apple II echoes and echoes and echoes.
- France United Cracker’s Klan tribute : Teenage boys behaving badly.
- Structris for iOS released : Play the KansasFest classic on your iPhone.
- UltimateMicro Scalable Oscillator v2.0 : A new version of the nifty accelerator hack.
- Dino Eggs: Rebirth : Available now on Steam. Go get it!
Oh, and here’s a link. You’re welcome.