Friday
Jul222016

RCR Episode 131

Panelists: Earl Evans and Randy Kindig (hosting), and Evan Koblentz (expert witness)

Host's Topic: Vintage Computer Festival West

Randy and Earl wonder about VCF West, and Evan comes to the rescue, in this Very Special Episode of the Retrocomputing Roundtable (recorded jointly with Floppy Days). Also, the first of two consecutive episodes crossing over with ANTIC.

Sharing is caring! Alert everyone you know who might be interested in going to VCF West XI that it's happening, soon. Always better to learn about these things before they happen, rather than after they're over.

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RCR Episode 131: July 22, 2016

Sunday
Jul102016

RCR Episode 130

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

Host's Topic: What good is source code?

As more original source code becomes available (we’ll talk about a couple [Apollo Guidance Computer and LucasArts’ Habitat] later this episode—but before that fairly high profile source code from Apple II DOS, Xerox Alto, Microsoft BASIC, CP/M, Prince of Persia, Glider, Wander, Star Raiders, and more), what kinds of things do we hope to learn, or have we learned, or can we do with these? Are they just historical artifacts, or can they be used in the future as learning tools, or in new software, or...?

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RCR Episode 130: July 10, 2016

Sunday
Jun262016

RCR Episode 129

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

Host's Topic: Was the tech in the 80's better than today?

Was the 80’s tech better, or do you prefer today's offerings? What did you love about the 80’s tech, and what do you miss?

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RCR Episode 129: June 26, 2016

Sunday
Jun052016

RCR Episode 128

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

Host's Topic: Surprises

A volunteer at TNMOC found a Lorenz cipher machine keyboard on eBay for £9.50. What has been your most unexpected find on eBay, at garage sale, or even at a flea market?

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RCR Episode 128: June 5, 2016

Sunday
May222016

RCR Episode 127

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

Host's Topic: Tragic: The Gathering of dust

Most of us have vintage computers that we have purchased, used, but then ignored. In the early days, they were so easy to get, often for free, or cheap. Of your collection, which system do you most regret leaving in the closet, and why?

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RCR Episode 127: May 22, 2016