I’m pleased to announce WOzFest 5¼″ is going to be held on Saturday, 19 November 2016!
It is, as its name suggests, a celebration of that venerable storage medium, the 5¼″ floppy disk.
The 5¼″ floppy disk was critical to the Apple ][’s success in the market.
Woz’s engineering prowess and ethos permeates how floppy disks and drives were implemented in the Apple ][ – the controller card is considered one of his great engineering feats.
I have a few ideas for the night – nothing I can really go into yet, and I always like to have a surprise or two – but I’d be interested to hear attendees’ thoughts on projects or things to do throughout the event.
As things firm up I’ll post further details of what’s happening – as usual, arrival is from midday onwards, there’ll be snacks and apple cider and we’ll order in pizza for dinner. Wrap-up is likely by about 10:30pm (all times AEDT/UTC+11:00). Please let me know if you’re intending on attending.
Hope to see you there!