Floppy Days Episode 13 – The Apple II (Part II)

Second part on the Apple II:

  • New acquisitions

  • News

  • Tech specs, peripherals, magazines, user groups, shows

  • Special guest host Carrington Vanston!!

Items mentioned in this episode:

New Acquisitions

Vintage Computer Shows

Magazines

User Groups

Shows

Other Books/Sites Used for Reference

Source: Floppy Days Episode 13 – The Apple II (Part II)

    

Floppy Days Episode 12 – CoCo Book Interview w/Boisy Pitre & Bill Loguidice

Special Bonus episode! Interview with Boisy Pitre and Bill Loguidice about their new book “CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy’s Underdog Computer.”


Links:


“CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy’s Underdog Computer” by Boisy Pitre and Bill Loguidice – http://www.amazon.com/dp/1466592478/?tag=flodaypod-20

CoCo book Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/cocobook/

Source: Floppy Days Episode 12 – CoCo Book Interview w/Boisy Pitre & Bill Loguidice

    

Floppy Days Episode 11 – VCF East 9.1 Preview w/Evan Koblentz

1 year anniversary of Floppy Days!! Special Bonus Episode! I talk with Evan Koblentz of MARCH, who gives us a preview of the upcoming VCF East 9.1.

Links and Info:

VCF East 9.1 – http://www.midatlanticretro.org
Evan Koblentz email – evan@snarc.net

Source: Floppy Days Episode 11 – VCF East 9.1 Preview w/Evan Koblentz

    

Floppy Days Episode 10 – The Apple II (Part I)

First part on the Apple II:

  • Personal memories of the Apple II.

  • New acquisitions.

  • News.

  • Feedback.

  • History of the Apple II.

  • Special guest host Steve Weyhrich, the man who literally wrote the book on Apple II history!!

Links mentioned in this episode:


New Acquisitions


Vintage Computer Shows


Feedback


Other News

History

Steve Weyhrich’s Apple II History Site – http://apple2history.org

Source: Floppy Days Episode 10 – The Apple II (Part I)

    

Show Theme Song

The intro theme song is a parody of the Happy Days theme (all rights reserved) sung and produced by Dr. Steven Weyhrich. The lyrics were developed jointly by Steve and Randy.

Altair, Apple, Floppy Days,

Commodore, Tandy, Floppy Days,

Atari, TI, Floppy Days,

The weekend comes, the disk drive hums

Ready to code for you!


These days were all

Happy and free (those floppy days)

The games we played,

You shared with me (those days)


Motorola, Intel, 6502

Graphics and text are there to view

Composite color or RGB

Program fun for you and me!


(instrumental)


IMSAI, PC, Floppy Days,

ST, Amiga, Floppy Days,

Junior, Sinclair, Floppy Days

Classic days, micro ways

Geekin’ all week with you!


These days were all,

Happy and free (those floppy days)

The games we played

You shared with me (those days)


These Floppy Days are yours and mine

(These Floppy Days are yours and mine)

Floppy Days!

Source: Show Theme Song

    

Upcoming Show Schedule

This schedule is subject to change

January, 2014 – Apple II (Part I)

February, 2014 – Apple II (Part II)

March, 2014 – VideoBrain Family Computer

April, 2014 – CompuColor II

May, 2014 – VCF East 9.1

June, 2014 – Exidy Sorcerer

July, 2014 – TRS-80 Model II

August, 2014 – Atari 400/800

September, 2014 – TI-99/4A

October, 2014 – VCF Midwest

November, 2014 – TRS-80 Color Computer

December, 2014 – HP-41C

Source: Upcoming Show Schedule

    

Floppy Days Episode 9 – The TRS-80 Model I (Part 2)

Second part on the TRS-80 Model I:

  • Personal memories from Terry Stewart (Tez).
  • Second part on the history of the machine, beginning with its introduction.
  • Second part of the interview with David and Theresa Welsh of Priming the Pump.
  • News, tech specs, peripherals, software, books, magazines, emulation, Web sites, modern-day upgrades.
  • Special guest host Earl Evans!!

Links mentioned in this episode:

New Acquisitions

Vintage Computer Shows

Other News

Magazines

Books

  • “Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution” by Welsh, Theresa; Welsh, David (2011-02-23). The Seeker Books. Priming the Pump Web Site – http://www.microcomputerpioneers.com/

Modern Upgrades

Emulators

Popular Websites

Other Sites Used for Reference

Source: Floppy Days Episode 9 – The TRS-80 Model I (Part 2)

    

Floppy Days Episode 8 – The TRS-80 Model I (Part I)

News, reviews, and a discussion of the TRS-80 Model I:

  • personal memories
  • history up to its introduction
  • interview with David and Theresa Welsh (Part I), authors of “Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Start the PC Revolution”

Links Mentioned in the Show:

Source: Floppy Days Episode 8 – The TRS-80 Model I (Part I)

    

Floppy Days Episode 7 – Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 8.0

News and a completion discussion of VCF Midwest 8.0:

  • personal memories
  • feedback
  • new acquisitions
  • upcoming shows
  • new vintage computer books
  • overview of VCFMW
  • interviews with attendees of the show (Jim Leonard and Jason Timmons)

Links Mentioned in the Show:

Source: Floppy Days Episode 7 – Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 8.0

    

Floppy Days Episode 6 – The Commodore PET

News, reviews, and a discussion of the Commodore PET:

  • history
  • peripherals
  • tech specs
  • books/magazines/software
  • emulation
  • user groups
  • current Web sites

Links mentioned in the show:

Source: Floppy Days Episode 6 – The Commodore PET