RCR Episode 144

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: The new retro

The calendar has flipped over again, to 2017. How does that affect what we consider to be “retro”?

Retro Computing News:

  • It’s 2017.

Vintage Computer Commercials

Feedback/Discussion:

Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

Listen/Download:

Source:: RCR Episode 144

      

RCR Episode 143

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Carrington Vanston

Host’s Topic: Acquisitions of 2016

Acquisitions of 2016 – What were your favourite finds for the 2016? Any surprises, good or bad? Are you looking for anything in particular for 2017?

Retro Computing News:

Vintage Computer Commercials

Retro Computing Gift Idea:

Auction Picks:

  • Michael: One Handed Keyboard
  • Paul: Russian “DIALOG”
  • Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 143

          

    RCR Episode 142

    Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Michael Mulhern, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

    Host’s Topic: Replica replica

    Replicas, precise or otherwise. What do you think about (near-)perfect replicas? Is our nostalgia for using a new-looking object, or for using an object that was actually produced in the past? Should we worry about replicas getting passed on to people who don’t know them as replicas?

    Retro Computing News:

    Vintage Computer Commercials

    Retro Computing Gift Idea:

    Auction Picks:

    Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 142

          

    RCR Episode 141

    Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, John Linville, and Jack Nutting

    Host’s Topic: RetroChallenge 2016/10

    Both Michael and John were first time RC judges – How did it go?

    Retro Computing News:

    Vintage Computer Commercials

    Retro Computing Gift Idea:

    Auction Picks:

    Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 141

          

    RCR Episode 140

    Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Michael Mulhern, and Paul Hagstrom

    Host’s Topic: How do you get your retrocomputing content and community?

    How do you get your retrocomputing content and community? Forums, Google+, Facebook, Usenet, Mailing lists, IRC?

    Retro Computing News:

    Vintage Computer Commercials

    Retro Computing Gift Idea:

    Auction Picks:

    Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 140

          

    RCR Episode 139

    Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Michael Mulhern, and Jack Nutting

    Host’s Topic: NO CARRIER

    Modems. They played a big part in the past, almost entirely useless now. What are your experiences with modems? Do you miss them? Have you worked out a way to use one now?

    Retro Computing News:

    Vintage Computer Commercials

    Retro Computing Gift Idea:

    Auction Picks:

    Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 139

          

    RCR Episode 138

    Panelists: Ken Gagne (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, and Jack Nutting

    Host’s Topic: $(document).ready(function() {alert(“Welcome, TRS-80 user.”);});

    How retro-accessible do we need to make our websites?

    Retro Computing News:

    Vintage Computer Commercials

    Retro Computing Gift Idea:

    Auction Picks:

    Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 138

          

    RCR Episode 137

    Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

    Host’s Topic: Mandatory downgrade

    If you had to use a legacy operating system as your daily driver, which one would you pick and why?

    Retro Computing News:

    Vintage Computer Commercials

    Retro Computing Gift Idea:

    Auction Picks:

    Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 137

          

    RCR Episode 136

    Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Ken Gagne, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

    Host’s Topic: Old computers de-composing

    Dr. Peter Thorne stopped by TNMOC and talked about CSIRAC, Australia’s oldest computer, and indeed the world’s oldest existing computer—and also explained that it will almost certainly not be restored, but kept instead in original, but non-working, condition. Discuss.

    Retro Computing News:

    Vintage Computer Commercials

    Retro Computing Gift Idea:

    Auction Picks:

    Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 136

          

    RCR Episode 135

    Panelists: Jack Nutting (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Michael Mulhern

    Host’s Topic: 35 years since there wasn’t yet an IBM PC

    The IBM PC launched into a world of many personal computer brands, types, operating systems, and eventually took the label and became the ubiquitous and standard PC (and PC-compatible), leaving most other systems fallen by the wayside.

    Retro Computing News:

    Vintage Computer Commercial

    Retro Computing Gift Idea:

    Auction Picks:

    Feedback/Discussion:

    Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
    Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

    Listen/Download:

    Source:: RCR Episode 135