Sunday
Jun172018

RCR Episode 174 - Atari facts and 8-bit FAQs

Panelists: Michael Current, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Topic: Atari facts and 8-bit FAQs

In an unusual episode, Jack and Paul are joined by Michael Current around the same physical table, talking about things largely related to the early development of Atari and Michael's Atari timeline and Atari 8-bit FAQ. There was a single microphone in a not particularly well noise-isolated room, so enjoy the party-like atmosphere.

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RCR Episode 174: June 17, 2018

Sunday
Jun032018

RCR 173 - Where might you have wanted to go today?

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

Topic: Where might you have wanted to go today?

Imagine an alternate universe in which Atari, Commodore or even Apple had become the predominant computer architecture, rather than WinTel. How might have computing looked different in the 80s and beyond?

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RCR Episode 173: June 3, 2018

Sunday
May202018

RCR 172 - But the menus won't stay open

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting) and Carrington Vanston (not hosting)

Topic: But the menus won't stay open

Calmer days. Running old Mac OS software in an emulator, a reminder of how much extra whizzbang is distracting us now without necessarily adding much to the quality of the experience or production. Might it actually be useful to try to work in a retro environment?

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RCR Episode 172: May 20, 2018

Sunday
May062018

RCR 171 - Shipwrecks

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

Topic: Shipwrecks

eBay has gotten big enough that collectors with too little space, as well as non-experts, heirs, estate sale pickers, etc. can make rare and interesting vintage computer items available to those of us who are interested in them. Being good at finding things at estate sales is not the same as being good at packing things for shipment. What’s the worst eBay/general shipping experience you’ve had?

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RCR Episode 171: May 6, 2018

Sunday
Apr152018

RCR 170 - Vintage Computer Festivals

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

Topic: Vintage Computer Festivals

Vintage Computer Festivals and the Vintage Computer Federation. See things, talk to people, escape into the past.

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RCR Episode 170: April 15, 2018