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Floppy Days Vintage Computing Podcast

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Floppy Days Vintage Computing Podcast

    Floppy Days 102 - The BBC Micro, Part 3

    Floppy Days 102 - The BBC Micro, Part 3

    The BBC Micro, Part 3 with Daniel Jameson
    Hello, and welcome to episode 102 of the Floppy Days Podcast for December, 2020.  I just love these old machines and love to learn and talk about them.  The year is 1981 and we are talking about the legendary BBC Micro or Beeb as it’s affectionately known.  This is the final episode on this incredible machine, where we will be covering Ads and Appearances, Modern Upgrades, Emulators, Buying One Today, Community, and current Web Sites.
    Again, as with the last episode, since the BBC Micro is a British machine I thought it only right that my co-host for these episodes should be someone from the UK.   Daniel Jameson, a prominent member of the stardot forums, graciously agreed to help me with this and provide the “color” commentary during this episode.  I think he adds a lot to the show.
    Before getting into the details of the Beeb, I will talk a bit about new acquisitions and what I’ve been up to, a very brief mention of any upcoming shows, and then right into the meat of the episode.
    New Acquisitions
    PC Junior VGA video card - https://www.ebay.com/itm/164149429851  C64 TapeCart - https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Tapecart  FujiNet for Atari 800/800XL - https://fujinet.online/shop/  book “Beneath Apple DOS and ProDOS 2020” By Don Worth, Pieter Lechner - https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/pieter-lechner-and-don-worth/beneath-apple-dos-and-prodos-2020/paperback/product-g9kwzm.html?page=1&pageSize=4  MVT100 - https://bitchin100.com/wiki/index.php?title=VT100 - Steve Adolph  Apple IIC composite cable - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-IIc-2c-DB15-Color-Composite-Video-amp-Audio-Cable-Tested-/233772943854?nma=true&si=tHD2mKl633oUtVis3c7Y7F3AfKY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557  ZXpand+ - https://www.sellmyretro.com/  MISE/FreHD cases: re490 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-3D-Printed-2-color-Case-Enclosure-for-TRS-80-MISE-w-Pads-screws-NEW-/124383293703?hash=item1cf5d27107  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-3D-Printed-2-Color-Case-Enclosure-for-TRS-80-FreHD-w-Pads-screws-NEW-/124383299365?hash=item1cf5d28725  Upcoming Shows
    April 9, 10 & 11, 2021: Vintage Computer Festival East  June 11-13, 2021: http://southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/  August 7 & 8, 2021: Vintage Computer Festival West  Feedback
    Adam Trionfo - Computer and Videogame Collection - Video 1 - Books, Books and More... Books! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GhMBeqkfB8  Ads and Appearances
    Starring the Computer - http://www.starringthecomputer.com/  1980s BBC Micro Used By Everyone/The Story of Daphne Ad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6GQaC4Em8E  ads at 8bs.com - http://8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/ads.shtml  ads at vintagecomputing.com - http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/657  Vintage PC Ads - https://twitter.com/vintage_pc_ads  https://twitter.com/vintage_pc_ads/status/938943770065764355/photo/1  https://twitter.com/vintage_pc_ads/status/954526425599676416/photo/1  4Corn Computers - http://4corn.co.uk/8bit.php  Modern Upgrades
    RetroClinic’s “INTERNAL RASPBERRY PI 1GHz MULTI-CORE CO-PROCESSOR KIT” uses a Raspberry Pi to emulate a number of the Tube processor expansions - https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/retroclinic  TheFutureWas8Bit “SD2BBC BBC Micro SPI SD Card Interface” - SD2BBC  SPROW Ethernet Adapter - http://www.sprow.co.uk/bbc/masternet.htm  Acorn BBC Micro RGB SCART - Cool Novelties  Acorn BBC Micro RGB SCART - RetroComputerShack  RGB to HDMI directly using RPi Zero https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14430&start=90  https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20404  GreaseWeazle - https://github.com/keirf/Greaseweazle  modern USB mouse adapter - SmallyMouse - https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=245  Emulation
    BBC Micro emulators - Emulation General Wiki  B-EM - The BBC Micro Emulato

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Floppy Days 101 - The BBC Micro, Part 2

    Floppy Days 101 - The BBC Micro, Part 2

    The BBC Micro, Part 2
    Hello, and welcome to episode 101 of the Floppy Days Podcast for September, 2020.  The year is 1981 and we are talking about the legendary BBC Micro.  In this episode and next we will fully cover this incredible machine; from tech specs, peripherals, and books/magazines/software to emulators, modern upgrades, and current Web sites.
    The BBC Micro is a British machine, and I thought it only right that my co-host for these episodes should be someone from the UK.  I acquired my BBC Micro, a BBC Master Series model, from my good friend and frequent contributor to the show via feedback, Andy Collins.  We did an international swap, where I sent him a machine that is common in the US (the Apple IIGS) and he sent me a machine common in the UK (the aforementioned BBC Master).  It would have cost each of us a not-insignificant sum of money otherwise to acquire our respective machines, as they each are rare in the country from which they did not originate.  I’m very happy with the trade and thankful to Andy for helping me get a BBC Micro.
    In any event, Andy agreed to co-host this episode, for which I’m grateful, and I will have another UK resident for next month’s co-host.
    Before getting into the details of the Beeb, I will talk a bit about new acquisitions and what I’ve been up to, a very brief mention of any upcoming shows, and then right into the meat of the episode.
    Links Mentioned in the Show:
    New Aquisitions
    The History of the Fortran Programming Language by Mark Jones Lorenzo - https://amzn.to/3iboEK4  The Atari Experience by Adrien Lamothe Jr. - https://amzn.to/36fakOh  The Easy Guide to Your Atari 600XL/800XL by Thomas Blackadar - https://amzn.to/36eTCyF  Compute!’s ST Programmer’s Guide by The Editors of Compute! - https://amzn.to/3kVLVkX  Elementary ST BASIC by C. Regena (Compute! Books) - https://amzn.to/2Gk4vUQ  Beginning Programming Using Retro Computing, Learn BASIC with a Commodore Emulator by Gerald Friedland - https://amzn.to/3jiVlqn  PRM-85 - Bill Kotaska - https://vintagecomputers.sdfeu.org/hp85/prm85.htm  H85Disk - Mike Gore - https://github.com/magore/hp85disk/tree/master/  groups.io HP Series 80 list - hpseries80@groups.io  Upcoming Shows
    October 10 - 12, VCF East, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/ VIRTUAL + LIVE  Peripherals
    Acorn Dual Analogue Joysticks - https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Acorn-Analogue-Joysticks/  Kempston Competition Pro 500 Joystick - https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Competition-Pro-Joystick-for-the-BBC-Micro/  Acorn Data Recorder - https://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Acorn-Data-Recorder-ANF-03/  BBC Turtle - https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2009/10/22/remembering-the-bbc-micro/  Magazines
    BBC Micro Magazines - http://8bs.com/magazines.htm  BBC Micro User/The Micro User/Acorn Computing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Micro_User  Acorn Programs - https://archive.org/details/acorn-programs  BeBug - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BEEBUG  Disk User Magazine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_User  Books
    55 BBC Micro Books - http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/eug/revs/dvds/55_Bbc_Micro_Books_000.html  BBC-related manuals - http://8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/applications.shtml  "BBC Microcomputer User Guide" by John Coll - BBC Micro User Guide [Remastered PDF]  "The Advanced User Guide"/"The New Advanced User Guide" Advanced_User_Guide.pdf  New_Advanced_User_Guide.pdf http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/info/electron/acornsoft_adder/The-New-Advanced-User-Guide.html  The "BASIC Rom User Guide" by Mark Plumbley - BASIC ROM User Guide [Remastered PDF]  Advanced BASIC ROM User Guide by Colin Pharo, 1984 - Advanced BASIC ROM User Guide [Remastered PDF]  Forth on the BBC Microcomputer  by Steven Flintham - http://8bs.co

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Floppy Days 100 - Ed Smith, Developer of APF MP1000 and IM-1

    Floppy Days 100 - Ed Smith, Developer of APF MP1000 and IM-1

    Ed Smith, developer of the Imagination Machine
    Ed Smith is an African American was born in 1954  in Brownsville Brooklyn, NY. Ed studied electrical engineering at Westinghouse High School, then computer science and marketing at Pace University.
    Ed is one of only two African Americans to develop a video game system in the 1970s and the first African American to work in the design of a personal computer – The Imagination Machine.
    Links Mentioned in the Show:
    Intro
    Floppy Days that covered the MP1000 and IM-1 back in 2014 (episode 22) - https://floppydays.libsyn.com/floppy-days-episode-22-the-apf-imagination-machine New Acquisitions/What I’ve Been Up To
    book - Commodore the Final Years by Brian Bagnall - https://www.amazon.com/Commodore-Final-Years-Brian-Bagnall/dp/0994031033/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=flodaypod-20&linkId=2145a99d3cb6c0a9d26dc08ee0b9394f&language=en_US  MagPi Magazine - https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/  Pi4 8GB - https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/  Fusion Magazine - Amiga special - https://fusiongamemag.com/collections/magazine/products/fusion-amiga  Current Notes magazines - collection at Archive.org - https://archive.org/details/@allan52  Next Without For Podcast - http://www.nextwithoutfor.org/#:~:text=Welcome%20to%20Next%20Without%20For&text=Next%20Without%20For%20is%20a,or%20(b)...  Upcoming Shows
    July 24-25, KansasFest - https://www.kansasfest.org/ (virtual) cost $20 to register August 1-2, VCF West, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-west/ - going virtual Aug. 20 - Aug. 23, 2020, Fujiama, Lengenfeld, Germany - http://abbuc.de/~atarixle/fuji/2020/  September 12-13, VCF Midwest, Elmhurst, IL - http://vcfmw.org/  October 10 - 12, VCF East, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/ NOTE: You can order a t-shirt to support the VCF events at http://vcfed.org/wp/t-shirts/ for $20 + shipping October 24, Chicago TI International World Faire, Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL - http://chicagotiug.sdf.org/faire/  October 30 - November 1, 2020, Tandy Assembly, Springfield, OH - http://www.tandyassembly.com/  December ?, World of Commodore, Mississauga (Toronto), Ontario, Canada - https://www.tpug.ca/ - No word on the Website yet Interview
    Ed’s Website - https://www.imaginethat2.com/  article on Ed Smith, Black Enterprise, Dec. 1982 - http://books.google.com/books?id=N6pacvfrf0wC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=false https://www.fastcompany.com/3063298/ed-smith-and-the-imagination-machine-the-untold-story-of-a-black-vid  by Benj Edwards, Fast Company, 9/2/16 “Imagine That!” by Ed Smith and Benj Edwards - https://www.amazon.com/Imagine-That-Americans-personal-computers-ebook/dp/B0846535TR 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Floppy Days 99 - The BBC Micro, Interview with Hermann Hauser

    Floppy Days 99 - The BBC Micro, Interview with Hermann Hauser

    The BBC Micro - Interview with Hermann Hauser
    Hi, everyone, and welcome to episode 99 for May 2020 of the Floppy Days Podcast, where we look at home computers of the 70’s and 80’s across the globe, not just the U.S.
    This episode is one in a series of episodes on one of the iconic British machines that was so important to the home computer revolution: The BBC Micro.  In episode 97, I had an interview with one of the key members of the BBC Micro team: Mr. Steve Furber.  In this episode, with Steve’s help, I was able to get an interview with another key member of that team: Mr. Hermann Hauser.
    Last episode (#98) I summarized the history of the BBC Micro and I don’t want to repeat that here, but I want to give you just a bit of information about Hermann to help set the stage for the interview to follow:
    Chris Curry and Mr. Hauser set up a company called Acorn Computer Ltd. and in January 1979 they launched their first product: a microcomputer kit named Acorn System 75.  The name Acorn was chosen because the microcomputer system was to be expandable and growth-oriented and appeared before "Apple Computer" in a telephone directory.
    Their follow-up product was a microcomputer called the Atom.  After it had been released into the market, Acorn (due to an idea proposed by Hermann) decided to build an improved 6502-based machine with far greater expansion capabilities: the Proton.
    Hauser quickly pulled in Steve Furber (who had been working for Acorn on a voluntary basis) and Sophie Wilson to help complete a revised version of the Proton which met the specifications that the British Broadcasting Corporation was shopping around to find a partner for their planned literacy program.  BBC visited Acorn and were given a demonstration of the Proton. Shortly afterwards, the literacy program computer contract was awarded to Acorn, and the Proton was launched in December 1981 as the BBC Micro.
    Hermann Hauser believes that if he had had just a little more foresight all those years ago, the world would now talk about Acorn compatible rather than IBM compatible computers.  Wouldn’t that be interesting?
    Anyway, I’m very excited and proud to have gotten an interview with Hermann and I enjoyed talking with him very much.  I hope you enjoy it as well.
    I’m still planning, in upcoming episodes, to cover all of the usual topics on the Beeb, such as its history in depth, tech specs, modern upgrades, Web sites and a ton of other information about this machine.
    Before we jump into the interview, I’ll spend just a moment to let you know about any new acquisitions I’ve managed to get for the hobby and any hobby-related things I’ve been working on.
    Please enjoy!
    Links Mentioned in the Show:
    New Acquisitions
    Heathkit ET-3400 Microprocessor Trainer - https://www.vintage-computer.com/heathkit3400.shtml  ET-3400 Microprocessors Book 1 - https://archive.org/details/6800-Microprocessors-Book-1and-2-Heathkit-1985  Oh! Pascal by Michael Clancy - https://www.amazon.com/Oh-PASCAL-Doug-Cooper/dp/0393954455  Software Tools in Pascal - Brian Kernighan - https://www.amazon.com/Software-Tools-Pascal-Brian-Kernighan/dp/0201103427/  Personal Pascal for the Atari ST  https://www.amazon.com/Personal-Pascal-Atari-1040-Version/dp/B000Q9VAOU  https://www.atarimagazines.com/v5n1/pascalandmodula2.html Upcoming Shows
    July 24-25, KansasFest - https://www.kansasfest.org/ (virtual) cost $20 to register August 1-2, VCF West, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-west/ - going virtual Aug. 20 - Aug. 23, 2020, Fujiama, Lengenfeld, Germany - http://abbuc.de/~atarixle/fuji/2020/  September 12-13, VCF Midwest, Elmhurst, IL - http://vcfmw.org/  October 10 - 12, VCF East, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/ NOT

    • 56 min
    Floppy Days 98 - The BBC Micro History

    Floppy Days 98 - The BBC Micro History

    The BBC Micro: History
    Hello, everyone, and welcome to episode 98 of the Floppy Days Podcast for April, 2020!
    I hope everyone is staying safe in these days of isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.  One day we’ll look back at this as a strange time in all our lives.
    Again, for the podcast, we are finishing up the tail-end of the year 1981 in the personal computer timeline and the primary topic of this and the next couple of podcasts will be the BBC Micro.  I talked with Steve Furber, one of the primary developers of the Beeb, in the last episode concerning his part in and thoughts about those heady times.  In this episode I’m going to cover a more general history of the BBC Micro to give everyone a view of why the machine was developed and its huge impact on personal and educational computer history, especially in the UK.  For the UK listeners, you’ll likely be very familiar with the Beeb’s history.  For the  US listeners, and listeners in other parts of the world, you may be less familiar with the story.  I know that until I dove into the research for this episode, I only had a cursory familiarity with this machine and had no inkling of its true place in computer history.
    For future episodes, software, emulators, books, Web sites, modern upgrades, etc. will be explored.
    I hope you enjoy this short excursion into the history of a machine that I’ve come to love and respect.
    Links Mentioned in the Show:
    Thoughts and Memories - Richard Broadhurst
    Richard’s Games on the Complete BBC Micro Games Archive - http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_R=&rt_B=&rt_M=&rt_P=&rt_U=&rt_W=&rt_L=&search=broadhurst&on_T=on&on_Y=on&on_P=on&on_A=on&on_G=on&on_S=on&on_Z=on&on_C=on&sort=b  Richard’s Games Videos on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1eiw5ttGL3ZagVI0c_vSe19KNALTwuXX  New Acquisitions/What I’ve Been Up To
    Fusion magazines - https://fusionretrobooks.com/  Erebus - Oric Atmos SD Interface - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Erebus-Oric-Atmos-sd-card-flash-cart-Oric1-/174120579582  Home Computer Course and Home Computer Advanced Course magazines https://archive.org/details/The_Home_Computer_Course  https://archive.org/details/The_Home_Computer_Advanced_Course_01/  Spectrum DIV/MMC Future - https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/sinclair/divmmcfuture.html  HP85Disk project - https://www.tindie.com/products/hp85disk/hp85disk-disk-emulator-for-hp85-series-computers/ BBC Micro formatted CF card and ROM - http://www.retroclinic.com/  Upcoming Shows
    After VCF PNW 2020 was cancelled in March, an individual allowed exhibitors to post their own videos to this website - http://www.retrofair2020.com/ CoCoTALK! hosted a live, virtual CoCoFEST! Saturday April 18th. You can view at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4qkRI1JyqU&feature=youtu.be July 10 - 12, VCF Southeast, in conjunction with Southern Fried Gaming Expo in Atlanta, GA - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/otherevents/vintage-computer-festival-southeast/  July 24-25, KansasFest - https://www.kansasfest.org/ (virtual) cost $20, expect to open registration on April 30th  August 1-2, VCF West, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-west/  Fri, Aug 14, 2020 – Sun, Aug 16, 2020, Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Portland OR - https://www.retrogamingexpo.com/ CANCELLED Aug. 20 - Aug. 23, 2020, Fujiama, Lengenfeld, Germany - http://abbuc.de/~atarixle/fuji/2020/  September 12-13, VCF Midwest, Elmhurst, IL - http://vcfmw.org/  October 10 - 12, VCF East, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/  NOTE: You can order a t-shirt to support the VCF events at http://vcfed.org/wp/t-shirts/ for $20 + shipping October 24, Chicago TI International World Faire, Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL - http://chicagotiug.sdf.org/fa

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Floppy Days 97 - The BBC Micro, Interview with Steve Furber

    Floppy Days 97 - The BBC Micro, Interview with Steve Furber

    The BBC Micro - Interview with Steve Furber
    Hi, everyone, and welcome to episode 97 for February 2020 of the Floppy Days Podcast.
    This episode kicks off a series of episodes on one of the iconic British machines that was so important to the home computer revolution: The BBC Micro.  This machine has an amazing history and continues to have a very large following among vintage computer enthusiasts. What better way to start off this series than by beginning with an interview with someone who was right on the front lines in the development of the machine.  Those of you who aren’t familiar with Steve Furber will be much more familiar after listening to the interview that I was able to get with him for this show. Steve worked at Acorn Computers in the decade of the 1980’s where he was the principal designer of the BBC Micro and the ARM microprocessor.  I’m very honored to have been able to talk with Steve for about 50 minutes and am elated that I’m able to bring this interview to you this month.
    Next month, we’ll kick off some episodes to cover all of the usual topics on the Beeb (as it’s affectionately called), such as its history in depth, tech specs, modern upgrades, Web sites and a ton of other information about this machine.
    Before we jump into the interview, I’m a bit behind in letting you know about any new acquisitions I’ve managed to get for the hobby and any hobby-related things I’ve been working on, so I’ll try to do some catch-up there.
    Please enjoy the show and let me know what you thought of it. 
    Links Mentioned in the Show:
    New Acquisitions
    Juiced.GS - https://juiced.gs/  SDrive MAX 810 case, Gavin at Vintage Computer Center -  https://www.vintagecomputercenter.com/product/atari-810-sdrive-max  The SDrive MAX daughterboard and basic case idea are thanks to the great work of Steve Boswell - atari8bit.net  TRS-80 PC3 LCD - Robert Baruch - https://www.tindie.com/products/halfbakedmaker/lcd-replacement-for-trs-80-pc-3-sharp-pc-125x/  Incognito for Atari 800 -  https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=275  BBC Micro CF formatted card and ROM - http://www.retroclinic.com/  BBC Micro single joystick adapter - https://www.ebay.com/itm/283745815116?ViewItem=&item=283745815116  Astra 1620 dual disk drive for Atari 8-bit - http://gury.atari8.info/hardware/162.php  “Adventures with the Atari” by Jack B. Hardy - https://archive.org/details/ataribooks-adventures-with-the-atari  “Atari Pilot for Beginners” by Jim Conlan and Tracy Deliman - https://archive.org/details/Atari_Pilot_For_Beginners/mode/2up  C64 Maxi - https://retrogames.biz/thec64  Upcoming Shows
    March 21-22, 2020, Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest, Living Computer:Museum+Labs in Seattle,Washington - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-pacific-northwest  March 21, Indy Vintage Computer Club Expo, Camby, IN - https://www.facebook.com/events/188334755647918/  April 18-19, 2020, CoCoFest, Elk Grove Village, IL - http://www.glensideccc.com/cocofest    April 24-26, 2020, Vintage Computer Festival East, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east  July 21 - July 26, 202, KansasFest, Kansas City, MO - https://www.kansasfest.org/  Fri, Aug 14, 2020 – Sun, Aug 16, 2020, Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Portland OR - https://www.retrogamingexpo.com/  Aug. 20 - Aug. 23, 2020, Fujiama, Lengenfeld, Germany - http://abbuc.de/~atarixle/fuji/2020/  October 30 - November 1, 2020, Tandy Assembly, Springfield, OH - http://www.tandyassembly.com/  Feedback
    “Micro Men” (movie) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1459467/  The Home Computer Course (magazine) - https://archive.org/details/TheHomeComputerCourse 

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

AlmightyTodd ,

A Must Listen

If you had any experience at all with the eight bit computers of the late 1970s through the mid 1980s... even if that experience was limited to wishing your family could afford to buy one (...a decent used car could be purchased for the same price as some of these), then this podcast is a “Must Listen”. Otherwise, if you’re curious as to how a powerful computer ended up in your pocket when four decades ago most computers were found only in the data centers of large corporations, the answers are here. And in many cases, the stories have been told during interviews with the people that made it happen.

Lovekamp ,

Great Throwback to Old PCs

Well edited, enjoyable reminiscences of the early days of personal computers. Discussions and interviews lead to great insights into different computer manufacturers of the time.

thaats me ,

With the good come the bad

The information presented is great. Meanwhile the execution is awful. Countless times you’ll hear the host opening wrappers, moving paper, or just making noise while his guest is talking. Not to mention you can skip the first 30-40 minutes of every episode because it’s just the one guy talking about his equipment. Also, one episode a month is hard to get past. That being said the content itself is pretty decent

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