KansasFest 2010 was the best I’ve been to, to date. Granted, I only started to attend the annual week-long geek party in Kansas City in 2005, and missed 2008 (something about a wedding ), so my experience is somewhat limited. Since then, I’ve been chatting on and off with another Apple II friend of mine, Ken Gagne, about how we could keep that feeling of community going during the 11 remaining months until the next KansasFest.
It didn’t take long for us to hit on the idea of doing a co-hosted podcast together. Just a couple of Apple II fans hanging out and talking about the hobby we love. And so, the Open Apple podcast was born. This past weekend, after a test run and an aborted first attempt, we wrapped our first episode. Since then. Ken has been hard at work behind the scenes, setting up the website, editing the audio streams and advertising the heck out of it. All I can say is Wow! Thanks, Ken.
So anyway, the first episode of the Open Apple podcast is now available in iTunes, the Kindle Store (note that it’s currently listed for $1.99 this is incorrect. It’s free. Hopefully, Amazon will correct this quickly), or directly from our website. Check it out, if you have a few minutes. I think you’ll like it. (And if you do, we’d appreciate the feedback!)
Update: Ken just forwarded me the following info, regarding the Open Apple Kindle listing.
“A note about the Kindle listing, though: it isn’t, and won’t be, free. When I said the price would be corrected, I should’ve specified that it’ll drop from $1.99 to $0.99. Yes, our RSS is free, but to the best of my knowledge, Amazon doesn’t offer RSS subscription functionality via its hardware as a free feature. :-
“Also, AFAIK, Amazon will deliver to its customers the blog text only, not MP3 episodes.
“It’s really not a very functional service.”
So, there you have it. Personally, I’d stick to iTunes or our webpage…