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The Retrobits Podcast

Oct 24, 2005


Formatting is such sweet sorrow...

Welcome to Show 017!  This week is a Mix and Match - various topics covered, including a sound byte [sic] from Nerd TV!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Some links from Computer Chronicles, the long-running technology show now available on, including...
The Apple II
The Commodore 64, and
A VIC-20 music composition contest using VIC Tracker?  Excellent, I've gotta try to do this...
Here's a nice website for the KIM-1, the first 6502 cpu based computer.
Want to know more about the first ever CPU?  Check out the Intel 4004 page!
Or, you could step forward a couple of years, and learn more about the Z80 from this webpage.
Don't have an Altair?  Join the club!  But you can have an Altair Simulator, a virtual Altair, loaded to the gills, with great software too!
Nerd TV is an Internet video program brought to you weekly by Robert Cringely and PBS.  This episode of the Retrobits Podcast contained audio from Episode 6 of Nerd TV, featuring Dave Winer.

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

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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