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The Retrobits Podcast

Oct 2, 2005


8 bit computers aren't slower.  They're just more relaxed.

Welcome to Show 014!  This week we go "behind the scenes" at Retrobits!

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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