The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

August 27, 2006...

Hi there...

Retrobits is taking a break this week.  Be sure to tune in next week for more retrocomputing goodness!  And as always - thanks for listening!

 

Direct download: 2006-08-27-ShowBreak.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38 AM

 

Retro in the future.  That's a time twister for ya.

Welcome to Show 057!  This week's Topic: The Future of Vintage Computing!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Here's a video containing an interview with Jack Tramiel - this is during his Atari (post-Commodore) days, promoting the new Atari ST line.  Interesting.  Stoic.  (Note - link is to Google Video - it will start playing immediately after clicking...)

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-2006-08-20-057.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37 AM

 

We used to program computers by punching them out.

Welcome to Show 056!  This week's Topic: Paper Tape and Punch Cards!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Two Apple II podcasts!  Woo hoo!  Check out the maiden voyage of A2Unplugged, and don't miss 1 Mhz, the Apple II Podcast, now with four monthly episodes to catch up on!  Good stuff...
Bought a PX-8, and wish you could word process?  New in box Portable Wordstar, Calc and Scheduler can now be purchased from Star Technology.  I don't know how many they have, so you might want to check it out soon if you're interested...
Enjoy the trailing edge like I do?  Then check out the Trailing Edge website, Computing's Last Stand!
So you're not one of the lucky dozen or two that has a real Apple I computer.  Still, you can have a very nice replica, the Replica 1!  According to the website, orders are now being taken for the Replica 1 SE, the latest version from Briel Computers.
The ECMA standard for Paper Tape - now, this is some extreme reading...
An ASR33 is a spring-loaded thing of beauty - have a look (and check out the videos) at the Online PDP-8 Home Page!
Here's the required reading from Wikipedia on Paper Tape and Punch Cards...
 

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-2006-08-13-056-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42 AM

 

Add mixed retro.  Stir and Serve.

Welcome to Show 055!  This week's Topic: Retro Mix (A Variety Episode)!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Check out A2Central for info on the recent KansasFest 2006, and all your Apple II needs!
Also check out the official KFest site - it's never too early to plan for 2007...
Here's a presentation on SymbOS by the creator (Google Video - note that the intro is in Spanish, but the presentation is in English).
The History Of Computing project - from 30,000 years ago to today, computing is exciting!
ADTPro - the latest incarnation of Apple Disk Transfer - check it out today on their SourceForge project page...

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-2006-08-08-055.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24 AM

 

Hi everybody!

 

Show 055 will be a day or two delayed this week.  Sorry about that!  Tune in Tuesday or Wednesday for this week's show!

Chat with you soon,

- Earl

 

Category:general -- posted at: 6:07 AM