The History of Personal Computing

The History of Personal Computing podcast is your biweekly virtual guide in both audio and on the web to the history and development of arguably the single most important technological advancement of the last forty years - the personal computer. But, just what is a personal computer these days, well, that’s just it, it continues to evolve. We’ll be going over the significant devices one by one.

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Episode 51 – Casio Zoomer and Amstrad PenPad


Today we’ll be further covering the personal digital assistant or PDA, with the Apple Newton clones or “killers,” the Casio Zoomer and Amstrad PenPad. This is the podcast where we take an informal look at personal computing history through the lens of eBay auctions. It’s sort of like Antiques Roadshow, but all about antique personal computers.

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Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Replacement C-64 Motherboards
  • http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/09/science/personal-computers-zoomers-newtons-real-life-so-far-promise-exceeds-usefulness.html
  • ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/tvdog/tandy1000/faxback/02502.txt
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PenPad

Auctions:

  • Jeff’s auction: Vintage Radio Shack Tandy Z-PDA Model 25-3100 PALM Personal Digital Assistant
  • David’s auction: CASIO ZOOMER
  • Jeff’s auction: DATAROVER 840 WITH CASE BY GENERAL MAGIC
  • David’s auction: Tandy ZPDA Zoomer Personal Digital Assistant
  • Jeff’s auction: Texas Instruments Day Runner PS-2100 Data Bank Calculator
  • David’s auction: Motorola Marco Vintage PDA Wireless Communicator
  • Jeff’s random auction: ULTRA RARE VINTAGE PORSCHE COMMODORE PET 8096 SK COMPUTER (VGC)
  • David’s random auction: Vintage Heathkit H8 Computer

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 2016-11-19  1h9m