And if that short 1.5 minute teaser left you wanting more, then you’re in luck! You can also watch a 23 minute detailed walk-through version where I spend time explaining and playing each of the 6 games!
Here’s the classic Merlin commercial from 1978! If you were alive then, you will surely remember it! Good luck getting this ear-worm of a jingle out of your head!
“Merlin is a computer with personality! Plays 6 different games! Talks with 20 sounds!” I love the marketing creativity!
And here is commercial number 2 from 1980! They used the same ear-worm of a jingle with different lyrics.
The people in this video are opening Christmas presents probably in the 1940s or 1950s! Do you know these people? Are they your relatives?
We bought this old 8mm film at an antique flea market in Central Florida recently. I thought it would be fun to publish the video online just to see if anyone noticed their relatives in there. Feel free to share this video!
Click the Email Us link at the bottom of this website or add a comment below and tell me if you think you may know who this old 8mm film belongs to!
Several of my talks or speaking events have been recorded and published online. They are all different lengths. They are all about different topics. And they are all meant for different audience types and audience ages.
The list below should help organize the chaos and help you find the talk or presentation that’s right for you!
Kurt talks about NASA’s history of robotic exploration of Mars and also explains why we will need to find and use local resources on Mars along with different robotic technologies that exist to perform those tasks. Kurt then answers questions from the online audience.
Kurt talks about the NASA Swarmies which are a group of small and inexpensive robots modeled after ants that might be useful some day in the future for finding resources on Mars. Kurt then answers questions from the online audience.
Kurt gives a futuristic story based keynote that describes technologies that will be needed before we can send humans to live and work on Mars. And NASA is working on many of these technologies right now! This is a new and improved version of the below We Are The Explorers keynote.
Kurt compares the early pioneers to modern space explorers while also describing technologies that will be needed before we can send humans to live and work on Mars. And NASA is working on many of these technologies right now!
Kurt talks about the Swarmie robot project along with software technologies and techniques used on the project. He also goes into various challenges and solutions that were encountered by the development team.
This simple introduction to AppleSoft Basic is demonstrated on my working Apple IIe from 1983. It’s meant for beginners, so it doesn’t dive deeply into any one topic.
This 30 minute video lightly covers the following topics:
numeric and string variables
moving around the text screen
common error codes
procedural programming in RAM
editing and debugging
low resolution graphics
high resolution graphics
beeps and audio
If you want to try AppleSort Basic for yourself on a Windows PC, the best Apple IIe emulator I’ve found is called AppleWin and it is located here: https://github.com/AppleWin/AppleWin
Scroll down to the bottom of the GitHub page to click on the release link to download the zip file. Admin rights are not necessary. Just unzip the file and run the executable. Then click the Disk 1 button and choose the default (master) file. Then click the Apple button to boot up!