Ivan Drucker was interviewed at the annual Apple II convention, KansasFest, on being an Apple II programmer.
This is one of a series of interviews conducted with KansasFest attendees; see the rest at the official KansasFest website.
Transcript of the video:
“Hi, I’m Ivan Drucker and I’m an Apple II user.
“I am the co-owner of IvanExpert; we are a support company in New York. We go to people’s homes and small businesses and try to make their tech lives better, not just fix their computers, because people get very stressed out when their technology doesn’t work. So I’m a consultant.
“What do I do with my Apple II? I have fun with it, first and foremost. Specifically I have been working on a number of projects over the past few years, one of which was Slammer, which lets you put machine language in Applesoft Basic. And more recently I have been working on projects to use a Raspberry Pi with an Apple II as a file server or a virtual hard disk drive.
“What I like about the Apple II is its elemental-ness, the fact that you feel so close to the heart of the computer. And the computer feels so designed, and thought out, that the more you examine it the more you appreciate the elegance of engineering and software and hardware that go into it. Somehow it feels imbued with a spirit of excellence and creativity.”