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Direct download: RBP-2014-05-25-146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm PST

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

The Retrobits Podcast blog can be found at  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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Direct download: RBP-2010-12-08-137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm PST


Two announcements:

 First, a new Retrobits episode will be online tomorrow.

Second, The Retrobits Podcast is re-launching on a regular schedule, every two weeks.  A weekly podcast is not working out at the moment, and the schedule is all over the place.  I'm switching to bi-weekly to get back on track.

Thanks for listening and for your patience, and chat with you soon!

- Earl

Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am PST

Hi there,

Had to work this weekend - show 088 will be delayed one or two days.  Sorry for the delay, and check back Monday or Tuesday for this week's podcast!

- Earl

Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

Hi Everybody,

Show 083: WordStar will be delayed for a day or two - I am not feeling well today, and I want to be able to produce a good quality show - so I'm holding off one day until tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay, and be sure to tune in after a day or two!  Thanks, and chat with you soon...

- Earl

Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm PST

Hi there!

Show 073 will be delayed just a day or two.  Sorry for the tardiness!  Check back Monday and/or Tuesday evening, and thanks for listening!

- Earl


Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm PST


Hi everybody,


Episode 058 is coming soon!  My best guess is tomorrow (9/5) evening.

Several emergencies popped up this weekend, and I've been fighting to stay afloat.  But things are getting back to normal, so I'll be able to get Retrobits back on the air in the next day or two.

Thanks for your patience, and chat with you soon!

- Earl

Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm PST


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: 11:07pm PST


Show 047 (The Z80 Microprocessor) will be a day or two late...sorry about that.  I've been under the weather this weekend, and needed to rest.  The behind-the-scenes work is mostly done, so drop by in a day or two for the next Retrobits Podcast!

Chat with you all soon,

- Earl


Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm PST

Hi there,

Sorry if you get show 025 twice. Libsyn did something strange with my RSS feed, and the end of the MP3 file got cut off, so I had to post the file again with a new name. This may result in a handful of folks getting the show twice. I apologize if this happens, and I have a workaround to ensure it won't happen again.

Happy Holidays, and a Great 2006!

- Earl

Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm PST