Mark & Wes, in Emeryville, CA at The Emerybay Public Market.
This show was recorded outside of the food court in Emeryville. People thought Mark and I were some strange group of Radio DJ's, and the guard actually came up and started a conversation about our equipment.
In this show, Mark and Wes go back in time to discuss early Apple computers, and tell brief stories of the first Apple machines we both used. Wes talks a bit about the GEM DOS Shell. Forget GEM, Mark used DESQview to run multi-dos sessions... until he discovered that Windows could do the same job. Wes uses his Intel Mac Mini for video editing because it handles HD video fairly well. Us iTouch and iPhone users will be getting a new firmware upgrade in less than a month that should fix the app crashing problems we're experiencing. Nothing is better than a short BB-the-dog story, which Mark gives us, explaining how dogs check their peemail.
Sites of Interest:
- This was recorded on Wes' Marantz PMD-660
- Belkin GoStudio for professional recording on an iPod
- The Mac at 25
- The Logo programming environment
- Original Mac had networking built-in
- Mark liked the Apple III for the device configuration software, but look at the picture: doesn't it look like the keyboard was removable? It wasn't!
- The infamous Lisa from Apple. And a Lisa ad with Kevin Costner!
- The original Lisa's used the proprietary Twiggy floppy drive
- You can see an Apple III and thousands of other items at the DigiBarn Computer Museum
- Mark used to rent time on Macs at Krishna Copy to use Pagemaker
- The GEM operating system
- Sample Vision audio editor for early PC's that ran within GEM
- DESQview could multi-task multiple DOS applications
- At one point Microsoft added the Windows "cool switch" feature to cycle through multiple applications
- Picture of Mark's old giant monitor which was very deep and hung off the back of the desk
- iPhone security problem
- Mark likes Sanyo rechargable batteries: highest capacity, or Eneloop for long shelf life
- False rumor that Steve Jobs died
- PSP 3000 to have Dual Shock support
- Viruses on laptops at the International Space Station
- Paper street maps with multiple layers
- Software to make a big photo out of a library of tiny photos
- Software to make a photo out of a phrase repeated over and over