All posts by The RCR Crew

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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