The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

 

VisiCalc was great!  That sums it up.

Welcome to Show 022!  This week's topic: VisiCalc - The Killer Application

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

An Atari 800 laptop?  Believe it!  Brought to you by the hardware genius of Benjamin Heckendorn.
Check out Dan Bricklin's own web site, with info on VisiCalc, and a host of other information!
Thanks to NerdTV for interviewing Dan Bricklin, and for making their show available under a Creative Commons license.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2005-11-27-022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56 AM

 

Retro is in!  News at 11!

Welcome to Show 021!  This week we cover Assembly Language, the Happy Place for many 8-bit programmers.

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

More episodes of the C64 Take Away Podcast!  Excellent!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2005-11-20-021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39 AM

 

These show notes brought to you by the mighty Atari 800.

Welcome to Show 020!  This week: The Bad, The Worse, And The Ugly...

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Cyber1.org is a group of people dedicated to the preservation of the world's first computer-based community, PLATO.
Check out this episode of Computer Chronicles: First of a two-part series on on-line services such as CompuServe, the Source and DowJones, featuring Steve Case, at the time VP of Marketing at QuantumLink, and eventual head of AOL.
Ira Goldklang's TRS-80 Revived Site is a great resource for all things TRS-80!
Have a look at MindCandy for a taste of the PC demo scene, and also, coming soon, the Amiga Demo Scene.
RetroGaming Radio is a FREE monthly MP3 radio show spotlighting the greatest era of video gaming.
The Classic Computers of the Past Calendar is a 12 month 2006 wall calendar packed with popular computers from the 1980's!  Sweet!  Makes a great gift for the holidays...
More pictures from the Vintage Computer Festival 8.0 are up!  Retro computing fun and frivolity at it's best.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2005-11-13-020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:15 AM

 

Is it "Zee", or "Zed"?  I am having letter anxiety.

Welcome to Show 019!  This week's topic: The ZX Spectrum +3!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

QuantumLink Reloaded was on display at the Vintage Computer Festival 8.0!
There is now a Retrobits Podcast Discussion Forum, courtesy of Jeff Ledger and the PETSCII Forum!  Thanks Jeff!
The World Of Spectrum has a file archive, technical docs, links, and more!
If you want to run a Spectrum emulator straight from your Java-enabled web browser, then Jasper may be just the thing for you.
Have a look at the ZX Spectrum page on Wikipedia.  While you're there, check out links from that page for info on Sinclair Research, and Amstrad.
Planet Sinclair, a site all about Sir Clive Sinclair and his inventions, has a page on the ZX Spectrum +3.
You can always trust Old Computers dot com to have a page on the retro computer you're researching!
The "Your Sinclair Rock'n'Roll" page has the issues of "Your Sinclair" for your online reading enjoyment.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

 

Direct download: RBP-2005-11-06-019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48 AM