Juiced.GS (ISSN 2162-7746) is a quarterly print magazine for Apple II users. With a highly-knowledgeable staff of Apple II experts with years of experience, we provide top-notch news, reviews, interviews, and tutorials for all Apple II users, having expanded beyond the publication's original focus on the Apple IIGS.
Juiced.GS was founded by Max Jones, a professional newspaper editor, in 1996. Starting in the spring of 2002, Syndicomm took on the role of publisher of Juiced.GS, retaining the original staff of writers, but passing on editorial control to Ryan Suenaga, the former editor of The Lamp and GEnieLamp Apple II newsletters, as well as a continuing contributor to Juiced.GS.
As of 2006, our editor is Ken Gagne, who also operates Gamebits, the publishing company of Juiced.GS as of 2007. For more information about the history of Juiced.GS, see our dedicated page on the Apple II History Museum site.
The Juiced.GS Staff
Ken is a digital nomad who originally hails from Massachusetts. A podcaster, freelance tech journalist, YouTube creator, and educator, he joined Juiced.GS by writing game reviews before becoming associate editor, then editor-in-chief and publisher. By day, he is a technical account engineer at Automattic, developer of WordPress.com.
Andy lives in upstate New York and works at a university doing computer support and system administration. His interests include Apple history, vintage computing, and rare landsnails. In his spare time, he's been trying to figure out how to rescue an old ADDS System 75 computer from the basement of an accountant's office and move it to NJ.
Ivan is a New York City expat, where he was constantly figuring out how to hide vintage computing paraphernalia in his shared one-bedroom apartment. A former quality engineer for some of Apple's most obscure and/or unreleased products, he now makes his living as the founder of IvanExpert, a Mac service consultancy for for small business and home users. Ivan recently unmothballed his childhood Apple II Plus and IIe, and is delighted to discover that he still remembers how to CALL -151.
Peter lives in Oregon and works as a software engineer. Previously, he lived in a van with a solar-powered Apple IIc. He has been an Apple II user and programmer since his introduction in third grade to Apple Logo and Applesoft BASIC. Peter spends his free time finding new things to learn, preferably complicated and technical, and enjoys making these topics more accessible to others.
Andrew was involved with the Apple User's Group of Sydney, Australia, for many years, as Apple II sub-editor for their publication Applecations as well as the last Apple IIGS special interest group convener.
Sheppy, a long-time Apple II programmer and writer, lives in eastern Tennessee and as a technical writer for an Internet applications company. The former publisher of Juiced.GS, Sheppy now writes the magazine's Random Numbers column.
Ewen is a long time programmer for the Apple II, with his first commercial program, Data Highway, being published in 1983. He is now retired from a life of teaching Photography, and running Macintosh workshops in Art College, but continues to be fascinated by making the IIGS talk to the world. He is probably best known for Spectrum, the only full featured GUI telecoms program for the IIGS, but has written many other utilities over the years. Once chairman of the UK Apple2000 User Group, Ewen is no stranger to writing and publishing, having edited the Apple2000 magazine for many years.
Geoff is a server and network specialist with contributing articles focusing on networking, graphics, and sound. He is also the author of several Apple II products, including the popular Spectrum Internet Suite web browser, and occasionally contributes programming-related content for the subset of our subscribers that are hyper-geeky.
Mike lives in Houston, Texas, where he is a senior engineer at a local IT administration and infrastructure company. A relatively new member of the Apple II community, Mike jumped in with both in 2013 attending his first KansasFest. An old fan of BBSs, Mike covers the telecommunications beat and the new devices that make BBSs a daily adventure again.
Mark Lemmert lives in Wisconsin and works as a finance / business management consultant. He is also the lead developer of the Apple II tile-based RPG Nox Archaist. Mark has been using Apple II computers since 1980.
Charles jumped back into the Apple II world with both feet and a soldering iron in 2014, and has since made up for lost time by learning 6502 assembly and building hardware interfaces between the Apple II and 21st century technology. He describes himself as a geek and a dad, and is equally enthusiastic about teaching and learning.
Kay has published more than 400 oral history interviews with people of the early home computer industry at ANTIC: The Atari 8-Bit podcast, and has played every Infocom text adventure for the Eaten By A Grue podcast.
Kate is an educator and vintage enthusiast who focuses on outreach and community engagement. She often talks to students about the history of computing, shows her collection, and is the host of the RetroMetal vintage game stream.
Chris Torrence has been an Apple II enthusiast since his family won an Apple II Plus back when he was in middle school. Chris hosts the Assembly Lines Video Podcast on YouTube, and also has a retro computer t-shirt store.
Antoine Vignau discovered the Apple II at the age of 10. Later on, he became interested in copy protection schemes. In 1992, he founded Brutal Deluxe Software with Olivier Zardini. They have released numerous top-notch programs for the Apple II and IIGS.
Antoine is the curator of the Apple II Documentation Project, which aims to preserve all hardware-related items for the Apple II computers. He has made contributions to numerous projects by recovering, compiling, and enhancing legacy source code for a couple of key programs. Today, Antoine works in IT where he has held different positions in large industrial companies.
Steve started with the Apple II back in 1980 before moving to the IIc and IIGS. In early 1990s, he began chronicling the history of the Apple II, eventually publishing it on the GEnie online service. It moved to its own website in 1995 and has been continuously online since then. When not serving as a historian or medical doctor, Steve enjoys writing song parodies involving the Apple II and KansasFest.
A well-respected Apple II programmer, Richard is the author of the Marinetti TCP/IP stack for the Apple IIGS, as well as of several other Apple II and IIGS products. His last series of articles for Juiced.GS was on emulator design. A developer by trade, Richard knows his stuff, and is always up to pitching in with his opinion.
Tony was a hardware expert, providing fascinating and useful articles on all aspects of hardware repair, enhancement, and maintenance. He also maintained a vast online library of documentation, photos, and wikis of Apple II hardware, often based on his exhaustive knowledge and his own collection of rare prototypes. Former Apple II vendor and KansasFest committee chair, Tony passed away on October 27, 2021, at the age of 54.
Martin grew up all over California and finally settled in Santa Cruz. When he got his first computer, an Apple II Plus, in 1980, an eight-hour-a-day TV habit turned into a nine-hour-a-day programming habit. Over the following three decades, he never forgot the challenge and feeling of freedom that the openness of the Apple II line gave him. Now in the midst of a career as a programmer and having learned a lot about programming and computer science, he spends much of his free time answering the question, "If I knew then what I know now, what insanely great things could I have programmed on my Apple II?"
Max is a professional newspaper editor and is the founder of Juiced.GS. Although he has stepped down as editor, he continues to be a force for good on the Juiced.GS team, and we all appreciate the fact that he did the hard part by getting the magazine off the ground. These days, Max mostly... well... we're not sure what he does, but we sure like having him around. He's kind of like a mascot now.
Em lives in Denver, Colorado, and works in the Penrose Collection at the high-density Hampden Center of the University of Denver's Anderson Academic Commons library. They've been an Apple II user since 1982 when their father purchased an Apple II Plus at the nearby Adam's Apple computer store. Em later worked summers during high school at Egghead Software store, selling Apple II software and hardware, including the new Apple IIGS to pay for a shiny new 1200-baud modem and became hopelessly hooked on BBS culture with their very first call to a local board called Excalibur. Today Em is an occasional collector and podcaster and still loves everything about the Apple II, which they credit as the major influence behind the direction their life eventually took.
Ryan Suenaga, former editor-in-chief of Juiced.GS, was a long-time Apple II enthusiast living on the eastern coast of the island of O'ahu. His Apple II career included writing for GS+, The Apple Blossom, The AppleWorks Gazette, and Juiced.GS as well as editor of the electronic newsletters GenieLamp A2 and The Lamp!. Ryan was also on the staff of the Apple II areas of Delphi, Genie, and A2Central.com, and he produced the A2Unplugged podcast and wrote Apple II software in his less-than-copious free time. Offline, Ryan received his master's degree in social work from the University of Hawai'i in 1996 and was employed as a pediatric and perinatal social worker and parent educator. Ryan passed away on April 24, 2011, at the age of 44. We sorely miss him.
Tony Ward lives in Illinois and works for an Internet Service Provider. Tony has been an active member of the Apple II community for years, and was the chief librarian of the Apple II RoundTable on GEnie, as well as on Delphi. We still call him Conan the Librarian.