Retro Computing Roundtable
Retro Computing Roundtable
Retro Computing Roundtable
Retro Computing Roundtable
RCR Episode 269: Considered harmful
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, and Carrington Vanston Topic: 1968-1969 In 1968 and 1969, we had SHRDLU, the Mother of All Demos, Go To being considered harmful, and Unix. Topic/Feedback links: Retro Computing News: Vintage Computer(-related) commercials: Retro Computing Gift Idea: Auction Picks: A2Stream file: Feedback/Discussion: Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by … Continue reading RCR Episode 269: Considered harmful →
Jan 7
2 hr 6 min
RCR Episode 268: KansasFest/A24eVR megapodcast
Various podcasters who attended the KansasFest 2024 or virtual A24eVR event relate their experiences and thoughts, in the annual “megapodcast” tradition. Participants: A2Stream file: Feedback/Discussion: Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John XShow audio files hosted by CyberEars Listen/Download:
Jan 7
1 hr 37 min
RCR Episode 267: Turtles all the way down
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Earl Evans, and Blake Patterson Topic: 1967 1967 gave us Logo and the floppy disk, so we talk about that, and then many other things. Topic/Feedback links: Retro Computing News: Vintage Computer(-related) commercials: Retro Computing Gift Idea: Auction Picks: A2Stream file: Feedback/Discussion: Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz … Continue reading RCR Episode 267: Turtles all the way down →
Dec 3, 2023
2 hr 12 min
RCR Episode 266: The Apple II Age
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Blake Patterson, with guest Laine Nooney Topics: 1966, and The Apple II Age Two topics this time: First, some things from 1966, and then, a discussion with Laine Nooney on their newly published book The Apple II Age: How the Computer Became Personal. Topic/Feedback links: Retro Computing News: Vintage … Continue reading RCR Episode 266: The Apple II Age →
Aug 11, 2023
2 hr 16 min
RCR Episode 265: Poolside computing arrives
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Poolside computing arrives We look back on a few highlights of 1965, including the Programma 101, the PDP-8, Moore’s Law. We talk analog computers, Visual BASIC, sticky mice, and more. Topic/Feedback links: Retro Computing News: Vintage Computer(-related) commercials: Retro Computing Gift Idea: Upcoming … Continue reading RCR Episode 265: Poolside computing arrives →
May 18, 2023
2 hr 3 min
RCR Episode 264: Double bucky, you’re the one
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Double bucky, you’re the one We look back on a few highlights of 1964, including the double bucky, SABRE, and BASIC. Topic/Feedback links: Retro Computing News: Vintage Computer(-related) commercials: Retro Computing Gift Idea: Auction Picks: A2Stream file: Feedback/Discussion: Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz … Continue reading RCR Episode 264: Double bucky, you’re the one →
Feb 26, 2023
1 hr 35 min
RCR Episode 263: The year of the gopher
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Earl Evans, Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston Topic: The year of the gopher We begin 2023 with a shift to new hosting providers, that require encrypted communication. How/should we access the modern web from old computers? Topic/Feedback links: Building a new C64 (Retro Recipes) LinuxJedi’s GoFloppy Gameboy Tetris ported … Continue reading RCR Episode 263: The year of the gopher →
Feb 19, 2023
1 hr 49 min
RCR Episode 262: 60 years between Bell 103 and today” s InterNet
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Earl Evans, and Michael Mulhern Topic: 60 years between Bell 103 and today” s InterNet In 1962, the world gained Spacewar! and the Bell 103 modem. Topic/Feedback links: Spacewar at masswerk.at Spacewar! History of Spacewar! Computer Space Bell 103 NCR CRAM NCR CRAM product brochure. BBC archive, speaking with … Continue reading RCR Episode 262: 60 years between Bell 103 and today” s InterNet →
Dec 25, 2022
1 hr 51 min
RCR Episode 261: Cause the Commodordian is Keeping Up With You
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Cause the Commodordian Is Keeping Up With You 1961 was all fine and good, but someone has made an accordion out of two Commodore 64s and a bunch of floppy disks. Topic/Feedback links: Neural net on a C64. Minus zero at fourmilab OS 2200 Unisys … Continue reading RCR Episode 261: Cause the Commodordian is Keeping Up With You →
Dec 9, 2022
1 hr 53 min
RCR Episode 260: Recommended Standard 232 and Programmed Data Processor-1
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Earl Evans, and Blake Patterson Topic: Recommended Standard 232 and Programmed Data Processor-1 1960 brought us RS-232 and the PDP-1, more COBOL, and curly braces. Topic/Feedback links: Recommended Standard 232 A proposal for character code compatibility. The great curly brace trace Demo of the Digirule 2A Digirule 2U Legacy … Continue reading RCR Episode 260: Recommended Standard 232 and Programmed Data Processor-1 →
Dec 8, 2022
2 hr 9 min
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