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The Retrobits Podcast

Sep 26, 2005


My Commodore 64 boots faster than your P4 @ 3 GHz.  No contest.

Welcome to Show 013!  This week's topic - QuantumLink Reloaded!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

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The QuantumLink Reloaded Site!
I love Wikipedia.  I really, really do.
And on Wikipedia, read about QuantumLink...
...and QuantumLink Reloaded!

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


Amos Bannister
over eighteen years ago

Hi Earl - love the show. I\\\\\\\'ve only just discovered your podcast and I\\\\\\\'m slowly working my way through your older episodes.

As an Australian, I never had the opportunity to use Quantum Link, although I remember being fascinated by the ads in the magazines of the time. I really, really wanted to try it out, but the phone bills would have been a killer! Now I can finally see what all the fuss was about.

I seem to recall reading that one of the online systems at the time - it could have been Q-Link or maybe GEnie - was actually run on business computers, which was the reason for it only being available after hours. I tried searching Google for any references, but so far I have not found anything. I _know_ the article I read is in a magazine I have, but given the large number of old 8-bit magazines I have (I never threw any magazines or books out - I still have quite a library of old material) I wouldn\\\\\\\'t know where to start looking.

I have found one article by one of the original Q-Link developers which may be of interest to you.

Anyway, just want to say that I really enjoy your show and I appreciate the effort you have been putting into this.