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The Retrobits Podcast

Dec 30, 2010

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...

Dec 9, 2010

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...

Oct 5, 2010

Bits are bits.

Welcome to Show #136!  This episode's topic: KansasFest 2010 with Ivan Drucker!

Ivan Drucker, attendee at this year's KansasFest 2010 event, gives us the scoop on sessions, activities, and related fun!

(Part III of the Commodore 64 series coming soon!)

For info on this and next year's KansasFest, visit

Aug 29, 2010

3.2 GHz hexacore, and my GIGO goes faster!

Welcome to Show #135!  This episode's topic: The Commodore 64, Part II!

In Part II of this series on the Commodore 64, I talk about two of the chips in the Commodore 64 that really set it apart from the competition - the VIC-II graphics chip, and the SID sound/synthesizer.


Jun 25, 2010

Five Year Anniversary coming up!

Welcome to Show #134!  This episode's topic: An Interview with Stewart Cheifet, Part II!

In part II of this interview, Stewart Cheifet and I discuss more about the Net CafĂ© television program, the effort to bring Computer Chronicles to the Internet Archive, more about the Internet...