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Retro Reads is a short podcast for commuters and spoken word audio fans who like to listen to articles, reviews, and editorials from days gone by on topics related to retrocomputing and retrogaming.

RetroReads Mike Whalen

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Retro Reads is a short podcast for commuters and spoken word audio fans who like to listen to articles, reviews, and editorials from days gone by on topics related to retrocomputing and retrogaming.

    History of FidoNet Pt. 1

    History of FidoNet Pt. 1

    What do you do when a lot of people ask you for the history of a project? You give them one! But what happens when that project is changing rapidly? You give them a history…. and then something of a revised one later. Either way, you try! Here’s part one of three on the history … Continue reading "History of FidoNet Pt. 1"

    Memories of Radio Part 2

    Memories of Radio Part 2

    Last time, we heard stories of radio pre-1930. Let’s continue the journey. It’s the final part of Memories of Radio. https://archive.org/details/Radio_Fun_Issue_30_Jan_1994/page/n3

    Memories of Radio Part 1

    Memories of Radio Part 1

    An early radio engineer’s stories from radio’s days gone-by https://archive.org/details/Radio_Fun_Issue_29_Dec_1993/page/n3

    The Book of Nolan

    The Book of Nolan

    After Nolan Bushnell left Atari, he went for one wild ride. This is that story. https://www.inc.com/magazine/19841001/136.html

    PlanBe(OS) (republish)

    PlanBe(OS) (republish)

    [NOTE: I became alerted to the possiblity that this episode did not show up in all podcast feeds and I think I know why. To resolve that possibility, I decided to republish. This is not a new episode. Sorry for the inconvenience.] — If you’re a long-time Apple user, you certainly remember MacOS (not macOS). … Continue reading "PlanBe(OS) (republish)"

    MOS Technology — It’s over!

    MOS Technology — It’s over!

    The legal tangle between Motorola and MOS is over, so says this newsletter opening. Off the product lists? The 6501. But the 6502? Ah, that stays and, what’s more, practically fueled the entire microcomputer revolution!

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