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The Retrobits Podcast

Aug 1, 2005

Hello, lovers of computers old and new...

This is show #005!  Thanks for sticking around - hope you enjoy the program.

In addition to covering your e-mails and some interesting links, this show discusses a couple of my favorite (even older than show #003) computer languages, Fortran and COBOL.  If you'd like to dust off your old programs and give them a whirl, have a look at the links below!

Braeburn provides articles about the history of computing and technology in general.  They have a recent article on the history of the Apple Lisa.
The Replica I, a replica of the original Apple I computer!
The Retrocomputing 2005 challenge - test your retrocomputing abilities...
DOSBox is an environment to run older DOS games (and other programs) on modern systems and operating systems.
Tiny COBOL is a modern COBOL compiler that is open-source.
Salford FTN95 is a modern Fortran 95 compiler for Windows (with .NET support!).

Be sure to send us any comments, questions or feedback to

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl