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Mike WillegalThis month on Open Apple, Mike and Ken chat with Mike Willegal, Apple-1 and Apple II reproduction expert extraordinaire. His topic is hot this month: five Apple-1 computers were simultaneously on display at the History San Jose museum; one is being auctioned online; Willegal was interviewed for a Kickstarter-funded book about the Apple-1; and his clones are appearing in a feature-length film about Steve Jobs — what a guy! He even went to Vintage Computer Festival Southeast this spring, though he’ll be absent from VCF Southwest, KansasFest, and Oz KFest, all occurring this summer. We watch the trailer for the Jobs movie and find we all have different reasons to see (or skip) Ashton Kutcher in the title role. We may or may not have dressed up to see the recent Star Trek and Man of Steel films; maybe we’ll fit the part by wearing some Apple t-shirts from 1986 to see Jobs.

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In the March 2012 episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay lots. The results of those auctions are below.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Kensington ADB Turbo Mouse$25.99Mar 01, 2012 07:54:31 PST0relisted
Apple II J-plus with Videx card$0.01Feb 25, 2012 09:21:22 PST18$550 + S&H
Apple IIGS ROM 01 w/6 MB RAM$49.00Mar 05, 2012 20:45:27 PST$675 + $49 S&H
Bell & Howell Apple II$29.00Feb 14, 2012 18:00:34 PST19$455
Dumpling-64 printer buffer$15.00Feb 25, 2012 15:24:03 PSTrelisted and relisted
Woz-autographed Apple-1 schematic$45 (Buy It Now)14 sold, 5 still available

Open Apple #13 (Mar 2012): Andrew Roughan, Marinetti, Karateka, and e-books

Andrew RoughanThis month on the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken chat with Andrew Roughan, Australian Apple II user and curator of the Marinetti Open Source Project. From Jordan Mechner at PAX East 2012 to John Romero at KansasFest 2012 to Nolan Bushnell at GameFest, we’re all about attending conventions and chasing luminaries. We squabble over how to pronounce "Karateka", look forward to new Monkey Island and Wasteland games, and eagerly consume iBooks for Apple II users on our iPads. On eBay, we get a previously untold tale of an extravagant Australian lot, then take a small jump north to look at an Apple II J-plus, before marveling at how astounded major press outlets were over your typical Bell & Howell.

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Show #9 (November 2011) eBay auction results

In the November episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Apple 5.25" floppy drives$9.99 each + $9.99 S&H (Buy It Now)7 sold
Stephen Buggie's auction of AutoArk software$9 + $4 S&H (Buy It Now)Nov 19, 2011 15:11:43 PST1 sold
Original Apple II goes for $5,145$25.00Oct 27, 2011 13:37:06 PDT45$5,145 + $29.53 S&H
Fake Apple IIThis listing (180748758152) has been removed, or this item is not available
Bell & Howell w/numeric keypad$99.00Oct 20, 2011 19:22:20 PDT11$401 + $13.66 S&H

Steve WeyhrichThis month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken chat with Apple II historian Steve Weyhrich about strategies and philosophies for scanning, preserving, and publishing the story of the Apple II. Hardware hacks for the Apple IIc and expansion cards making their KansasFest debut caught our attention this month, as did the American Humanist Association recognizing Steve Wozniak, who earned a musical tribute from Jonathan Mann. Watches, shirts, boxes, and Risk topped our eBay auctions, while games ran the gamut from text adventures to Xbox spiritual successors to IIGS classics, with a few decorative posters thrown in for good measure. In addition to Dr. Steve, former KansasFest logo designer Chris Lackey makes not one but TWO guest appearances this month!

Congratulations to Jeremy Rand, who correctly named the game as Out of this World! He wins a $25 discount off KansasFest 2011 registration or a free KansasFest shirt. Next month’s winner will earn a 20% or $50 discount off one ReactiveMicro.com order.

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