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.


Episode 52 – Retro Computing Gift Ideas!

Creative Computing from December 1980

On today’s show we’re taking a special holiday detour by covering retrocomputing gift ideas. Perhaps something to give to a loved one, or just something you can gift yourself!

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Creative Computing Magazine (December 1980) Volume 06 Number 12
  • (the stories from the book, Revolution in the Valley)


  • Jeff: HDMI graphics card for the Amiga 2000/3000/4000
  • David: Atari Flashback 7 Classic Game Console with 2 Controllers
  • Jeff: 64NIC+
  • David: Floppy Emu
  • Jeff: ZXpand
  • David: Altair 8880 Clone
  • Jeff: CocoFlash
  • David: Books!
    • When Computing Got Personal: A history of the desktop computer
    • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
    • Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made

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 2016-12-05  1h10m