The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

Happy Holidays!

Welcome to Show #138!  This episode's topic: The PDP-8 Minicomputer!

In this episode, I provide an introduction to the PDP-8 Minicomputer, released by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1965.  The PDP-8 was the first commercially-produced and widely available minicomputer, and launched a new era in computing.

The new generation of Commodore?  Check out the new Commodore 64 - a modern PC in a C64 replica case...
The Diamond operating system - the Atari 8-bit GUI OS!
The Retro Computing Roundtable (RCR) is a new podcast hosted by David Greelish, now on episode #4!  Find out more at the Classic Computing blog...
It's time for this year's Retrochallenge Winter Warmup!  Get your retro game face on!
The Cult Of Mac website covers the Vintage Apple news for 2010...
The IEEE Computer Society launches a new feature - Computing Then!
Keynote speaker announced for this year's KansasFest...more info at their site...
Check out the PDP-8 FAQs at faqs.org, and also the Doug Jones PDP-8 resource site!
Cool PDP-8 video on YouTube (video will begin playing immediately) from TNMOC, and also the PDP-8 playing music!

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

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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A personal computer with 64K of RAM for only $595????

Welcome to Show #137!  This episode's topic: The Commodore 64, Part III!

In this episode, I conclude our examination of the Commodore 64, covering the variants of the C64, some popular hardware and software add-ons, and of course, modern day fun.

"The Woz" recently gave a preview tour of the Computer History Museum's upcoming permanent exhibit - "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing".
Check out the Retro Computing Roundtable podcast on iTunes or at the Classic Computing blog site!
Hear real SID tunes at the SOASC (Stone Oakvalley's Authentic SID Collection) web page.
Want to know more about the GEOS operating system for the C64?  Check out the awesome GEOS FAQ!  You can download GEOS for the C64 at the CBM Files site.
Check out Jeremy Reimer's blog entry on Personal Computer Market Share, 1975-2009.  It is VERY informative.

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

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at www.retrobits.com.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @RetroEarl.

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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