RCR Episode 130

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

Host’s Topic: What good is source code?

As more original source code becomes available (we’ll talk about a couple [Apollo Guidance Computer and LucasArts’ Habitat] later this episode—but before that fairly high profile source code from Apple II DOS, Xerox Alto, Microsoft BASIC, CP/M, Prince of Persia, Glider, Wander, Star Raiders, and more), what kinds of things do we hope to learn, or have we learned, or can we do with these? Are they just historical artifacts, or can they be used in the future as learning tools, or in new software, or…?

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RCR Episode 129

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

Host’s Topic: Was the tech in the 80’s better than today?

Was the 80’s tech better, or do you prefer today’s offerings? What did you love about the 80’s tech, and what do you miss?

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RCR Episode 128

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

Host’s Topic: Surprises

A volunteer at TNMOC found a Lorenz cipher machine keyboard on eBay for £9.50. What has been your most unexpected find on eBay, at garage sale, or even at a flea market?

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RCR Episode 127

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Ken Gagne, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host’s Topic: Tragic: The Gathering of dust

Most of us have vintage computers that we have purchased, used, but then ignored. In the early days, they were so easy to get, often for free, or cheap. Of your collection, which system do you most regret leaving in the closet, and why?

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RCR Episode 126

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

Host’s Topic: Absence makes the heart grow fonder

What retrocomputers were actually less cool than you remember once you got your hands on one again? What were the annoyances you’d forgotten about?

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RCR Episode 125

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), and Michael Mulhern

Host’s Topic: A veritable plethora

Continuing to wonder about modern recreations as ever more appear on the scene. Are we cheating? Should we just get over it? Does this mean more people are coming? How do you choose which Apple IIGS RAM card to get?

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RCR Episode 124

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

Host’s Topic: Lunar landistry

SpaceX successfully blasted off a rocket, which they’ve done before – but this time, the rocket’s stage one came back down and landed itself safely! In celebration of their accomplishment, we wanted to look back on the game Lunar Lander, and its various incarnations.

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RCR Episode 123

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

Host’s Topic: Easter Eggs

Hidden developer lists. Slipping it past management. Have you ever added an Easter Egg to a program?

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RCR Episode 122

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

Host’s Topic: Y2K

Thoughts on the anticipation leading to the turn of the century.

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RCR Episode 121

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

Host’s Topic: Making money

What’s the first program you got paid to write?

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