KansasFest 2011 is over, and it was awesome. My HackFest theme this year was “learn new stuff.” I used an enhanced Apple IIe that I didn’t own until the first day of KansasFest. I used an RC System’s DoubleTalk speech synthesizer for the first time. I used and learned Terrapin Logo 1.0 for the first time, and I booted Logo from original disks that I’d never before used. My entry won second place.
My HackFest entry is a simple demonstration program written with Terrapin Logo and using the DoubleTalk card. Slide your DoubleTalk into slot 4 and boot your copy of Terrapin Logo (older DOS 3.3 version required). Make sure your caps-lock is on if your computer has one, insert my disk (download it here), and then type:
Here’s what you’ll see. Regrettably, I wasn’t able to capture the speech, so you ought to plug in your real IIe for the original experience.