Sunday
May102015

RCR Episode 100

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Let’s Kickstart Something

There are plenty of modern-day add ons for our beloved retro computers. Virtual disk drives tend to top the list, followed by network devices. But what’s missing? Namely, what modern-day add on do you wish was out there for your favorite micro, but isn’t?

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RCR Episode 100: May 10, 2015

Sunday
Apr262015

RCR Episode 99

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Host's Topic: Choices of a New Generation

Host’s Topic: There has been much discussion lately among retro enthusiasts about introducing the “next generation” (i.e. our kids) to the computers and software of our youth. If the machines we love are going to live on after we die, it will have to be in the hands of people who never had them growing up, and therefore have no real nostalgia for them. My question is this: What were your parents nostalgic for, that they tried to instill in you a nostalgia for? Did it work?

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RCR Episode 99: April 26, 2015

Sunday
Apr122015

RCR Episode 98

Panelists: Jack Nutting (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Michael Mulhern

Host's Topic: Programming tools

One of the things we like to do with old computers is program them. With modern computers, running editors and emulators, we can do some things a lot more easily than we could when dealing directly with the classic machines. Do you have any favorite tools and tips for doing this sort of thing?

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RCR Episode 98: April 12, 2015

Sunday
Mar292015

RCR Episode 97

Panelists: Carrington Vanston (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Teaching Old Data New Tricks

Host’s Topic: What can/should/do you do with the data you find on newly acquired vintage computers?

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RCR Episode 97: March 29, 2015

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