On page 18 of the June 2013 issue of Juiced.GS, we reported:
Rounding out the convention circuit this quarter is the Vintage Computer Festival Southwest 3.0. Visit Arlington, Texas, this August 4–5 for exhibits and presentations on a variety of older computers. Tickets are $10 for one day or $15 for both; no pre-registration is required.
This story is incorrect. When looking for news items for our "DumplinGS" section, we visited the homepage of VCF Southwest and saw this announcement: "We will hold the Vintage Computer Festival Southwest 3.0 at UT Arlington, August 4th and 5th." We assumed the future tense to mean the event would be held in 2013; we neglected to do our due diligence and scroll to the bottom of the page, where we would've seen, "Last page change July 16, 2012".
VCF Southwest 3.0 was held in August 2012; there are no plans for the event to recur in 2013.
We humbly apologize for this error in our reporting and promise to do better fact-checking in the future.
(Hat tip to Michael Sternberg and David Greelish)
It's the last day of second quarter, which means if this news hasn't come out by now, it has to be today: the June 2010 issue of Juiced.GS is now shipping!
The cover story of this twenty-page issue is a review of the FC5025, a controller card that lets a 5.25" floppy disk be connected to a modern computer via a USB interface. Given that this storage medium was phased out around the same time USB was created (1996), it's amazing that it's only in 2010 that a commercial product bridging the two technologies has become available. Mike Maginnis looks at the strengths and weaknesses of this new device.
I didn't want to represent this story on our cover with a shot of the actual hardware, as we'd published a similar cover in March when Mike reviewed the iDisk. Mike and I both had some great and creative ideas for the cover, but life conspired against us. I think what we ended up using is pretty fun, though I'm wondering how many readers will notice the floating laptop.
Other stories in this issue include Martin Haye's tutorial for using his Super-Mon programming utility; Ivan Drucker's opinion piece on the growing divide between users and programmers of Apple products; and the second in a five-part series on transferring files between the Apple II and other computers. Our thanks to Cabel Sasser at Panic for letting us use a still from a cool video they shot last month. (Their FTP client is pretty sweet, too!)
Despite having only four feature articles, this issue's content was contributed by seven staff writers and seven readers — the latter in the form of letters to the editor. I can't remember the last time we had this much feedback to publish, which probably means it hasn't been during my four-year watch as editor. I've enjoyed getting to know Juiced.GS's readers more personally and hope to continue hearing from you, either on the blog, via mail or email, or next month at KansasFest.
Enjoy the issue, and check out the online issue links for related online content and resources!