The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

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Welcome to Show #120!  This episode's topic: The Forth Programming Language, Part I!

Check out the excellent Commodore 64 laptop project by Ben Heck!
To the moon Alice!  Here's an emulator for the Apollo AGC system, the computer for the Apollo spacecraft...
Computers are in movies all over the place, including many of our retro computer favorites.  For full coverage, check out the "Starring the Computer" site!
The Breakpoint 2009 demo party is over, but videos, photo collections, and reports are there for those of us who couldn't attend...
The book "Starting Forth" by Leo Brodie is a Forth language classic, and one of the best programming introductions for any language...
An account of the history of Forth can be found on the Forth, Inc. site - "The Evolution Of Forth"!

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Welcome to Show #119!  This episode's topic: Retro Roundup!

The 8-bit TV Computer - 6502 based, Famicom/NES compatible, programmable, on the Maker Shed site...
Playpower is promoting the use of the 8-bit TV Computer as an educational game development system!  After having a look at their site, check out this Wired article on what Playpower is up to...
Have a look at the Rare and Old Computers blog, where you can see information on production numbers and current sales of rare and old computers!
Ancient UNIX?  You bet...how about...First Edition?  Download it at the unix-jun72 Google Code project site, then run it on the awesome SIMH simulation system...
If you're a Commodore fan, check out Commodore Free - the freely downloadable magazine!
The Woz can help jump-start the computing industry, but...can he dance?  Find out at his website page covering the "Dancing With The Stars" event, and at Woz TV on YouTube!

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

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