Sunday
Mar152015

RCR Episode 96

Panelists: Michael Mulhurn (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Printers, with Lasers

Host’s Topic: 30 years ago HP and Apple released their first Laser printers, both based on a Canon engine. When did you first use a laser printer instead of an impact or thermal printer? What was the drove you to use lasers, and how hard/easy were they to use?

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RCR Episode 96: March 15, 2015

Sunday
Mar012015

RCR Episode 95

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston

Host's Topic: The gear left behind outweighs the needs of the few, or the one

There will come a time when whatever we have in our collection becomes somebody else’s responsibility. What should we be doing? Those of us collecting now have certainly all seen this happen, when we pick up piles of treasure from someone clearing out dearly departed grampa’s incomprehensible stuff from the attic, or from the lady down the street who did Apples in her garage. Is there a time to downsize? Information to write down for others? Are there organizations to contact for assistance, or should there be?

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RCR Episode 95: March 1, 2015

Sunday
Feb152015

RCR Episode 94

Panelists: Jack Nutting (hosting), Earl Evans, Ken Gagne, Paul Hagstrom, and Carrington Vanston

Host's Topic: Radio Shack Memories

Radio Shack has filed for bankruptcy, and we take this opportunity to talk about times when their history and ours coincided.

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RCR Episode 94: February 15, 2015

Sunday
Feb012015

RCR Episode 93

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Ken Gagne, Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Host's Topic: Are we cheating cheaters?

Flash storage devices, Internet modems, multi-cartridges with entire software libraries, super RAM add-ons, LCD flat panels - what’s so retro about all that?

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RCR Episode 93: February 1, 2015

Sunday
Jan182015

RCR Episode 92

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Ken Gagne (eventually), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Host's Topic: Books!

Books! Do we need them for our retro addiction hobby? Are PDFs better, or do you prefer dead tree flesh? How do you store and use them? Can you have too many? (No! I need more books) Reprints, new editions, or are you after the 30+ year old originals? And what are the best places to get even more?

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RCR Episode 92: January 18, 2015