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 59 – Android

On today’s show, we’re looking at the smartphone after the iPhone, that changed everything… the Android phone. It, as well as the iPhone, define all smartphones to this day, as well as the third tier. 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.

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Vintage Computer Festival East, Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2
  • Vintage Computer Festival Southeast, Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30
  • KansasFest, Tuesday, July 18 – Sunday, July 23
  • Vintage Computer Festival West, Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 6
  • Vintage Computer Festival Midwest, Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 10
  • YouTube: TMOBILE My Touch 3G w/Google 09/09 TVC


    • Jeff’s auction: T-Mobile G1 – White (T-Mobile) Smartphone HTC Dream DREA100 Clean ESN Working
    • David’s auction: HTC Google G1 DREAM (Rogers) Black
    • Jeff’s auction: Nexus 7 (1st Generation) 8GB, Wi-Fi, 7in – Black
    • David’s auction: T-Mobile HTC myTouch 3G SAPP300 White Cellphone With Bag,books,ear buds BUNDLE
    • Jeff’s auction: Sony BRAVIA 32″ LCD TV – 720p – KDL-32BX330
    • David’s auction: Nexus One – Black (Unlocked) Smartphone
    • Jeff’s random auction: GPS Navi Android 6.0 4G WIFI 6.2″Double 2 DIN Car Radio Stereo DVD Player+Camera
    • David’s random auction: Samsung Galaxy S (1st Generation) SGH-1897 AT&T

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