KansasFest 2011 is over — and thus begins my annual coverage of the event for Computerworld.com. Each year, I find a way to bring the Apple II to this enterprise IT site, giving both our retrocomputer a wider audience and Computerworld some diverse and fun content.
But the Apple II has been represented in many other articles during my four-plus years at Computerworld. Members of our community are IT professionals with staggering amounts of institutional knowledge, and as helpful as they are in-person at KansasFest, they have always been willing to be a resource during my research into related topics. I thought it'd be fun to index who has appeared as a source, or who has provided content, to Computerworld.com:
- Tony Diaz
- The cure for a hungry, sleepy laptop— Tony provided some technical advice for an issue I was having with my laptop. I don't remember what his exact contribution was, as I didn't tell him during that IM conversation that I was going to use his words in this blog post.
- Anatomy of an Apple IIc — I'd sent Tony a link to the PCWorld story "Anatomy of an Icon: Inside the Apple IIc", with which he then took technical issue. With his permission, I adapted his email response into this blog post.
- Sold on eBay: New-in-box Apple II, never opened — Tony offered a quotation as to why the Apple II is still enjoyed by hobbyists today.
- Face-off: 1979 Apple Graphics Tablet vs. 2010 Apple iPad – Computerworld — This was my KansasFest 2010 article, but Tony provided many of its photos, as did Loren Damewood and Mark Frischknecht.
- Steve Weyhrich
- Sold on eBay: New-in-box Apple II, never opened — Dr. Steve provided a historical look at what made the Apple IIc a successful model.
- Tony Ward
- CompuServe, Prodigy et al.: What Web 2.0 can learn from Online 1.0 — Tony Ward, former file library manager on Genie's A2 RoundTable, is a modern-day Delphi community manager. His perspective on how Delphi has survived into the present day was surprising and useful.
- Eric Shepherd
- CompuServe, Prodigy et al.: What Web 2.0 can learn from Online 1.0 — As a former GEnie sysop, Sheppy provided valuable insight into why GEnie was popular and what ultimately killed it.
- Mike Willegal
- Apple-1 goes for $213K in Christie's auction — Mike's Apple-1 index was cited for information about other known existing Apple-1 machines.
- Eric Rucker
- Apple-1 goes for $213K in Christie's auction — I cornered Eric in IRC, where he pointed out some of the qualities of the Apple-1 that was being auctioned. The final story quoted him.
- Peter Watson
- Linux Air: Hitting the road with the Eee PC — By the time Peter got his hands on this netbook, Computerworld had already published its own review and couldn't commission Peter to write another one. But he did anyway, which we happily published as this complimentary blog.
- Mike Maginnis
- PalmPilot, BlackBerry, iPhone: A history of conquerers — Here's a blog post that Mike wrote and which Computerworld published.
- Ryan Suenaga
- Ryan never directly appeared in a Computerworld article, but when I was presented with a list of companies to profile, knowing Ryan motivated me to choose his employer, Kaiser Permanente.
I look forward to other opportunities to put Apple II users' names in lights!