Retro Computing Roundtable

Gather 'round a virtual table to discuss today's news about yesterday's computers. All the latest from the world of vintage computer hobbyists, collectors and enthusiasts. We cover modern day vintage tech events, new developments for old hardware, the revival of retro tech, and many strolls down memory lane.

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RCR Episode 236: Lasers Smoking in the PET Room


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

Topic: Lasers Smoking in the PET Room

We start a conversation about computers in school. For many of us, computers were only just becoming available in our school years, so we consider the access this provided (limited though it often was)...


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RCR Episode 235: Playing in the MUD


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

Topic: Playing in the MUD

Multi User Dungeons brought a social aspect to computer RPGs, some with opportunities to do creative world building. We talk a bit about our experiences with these, and some about their background...


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RCR Episode 234: This sandwich tastes suspiciously like a ZX Spectrum


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: This sandwich tastes suspiciously like a ZX Spectrum

Another topic-free episode, this one discussing the smuggling of Spectrums, satirical adventure games, BBS simulations, IBM clocks, CoCo paint programs, and various other tangents.

Retro Computing News:

  • Full Motion, Double High-Res Video Playback on the Apple IIe
  • 1988: P.R.E.S.T.A.V...


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 2021-05-20  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 233: Retro Development


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Retro Development

Writing new software on old computers...


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 2021-05-17  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 232: Period Peripherals


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

Topic: Period Peripherals

When you use retro computers, do you also use retro peripherals? That is, do you stick with appropriately vintage keyboards, monitors, and mice? Does mixing and matching vintage computers with new peripherals ruin the experience or aesthetic? Or do the (supposed) benefits of modern keyboards and displays outweigh the heresy?

Retro Computing...


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 2021-05-16  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 231: Something, Something, Retrocompute


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Blake Patterson

Topic: Something, Something, Retrocompute

No topic this time, really, just various news items and eBay auctions. Accelerators, printers, a new Atari 2600 game, Microsoft history, a strangely familiar host's gift idea...


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 2021-05-14  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 230: Video Out, Volume One: A-Ap


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Blake Patterson

Topic: Video Out, Volume One: A-Ap

Techniques for getting video out of an old computer. Particularly, it turns out, if it is an Amiga. Part one of several, no doubt...


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 2021-05-12  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 229: Catching up


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Jack Nutting, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Catching Up

It's 2021! There are many of us this time, so we just talk about some stuff...


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 2021-04-20  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 228: Preserving the Fleeting Now


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Earl Evans, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Preserving the Fleeting Now

Things people post, preserving the past, themselves vanish. eBay images, images in blogs that eventually go offline. Respositories like Pinterest morph into something less useful for preservation and searching...


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 2021-01-03  n/a
 
 

RCR Episode 227: Not cassettes, not floppies


Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, Blake Patterson, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Not cassettes, not floppies

Software distributed in some way other than on cassette or floppy...


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 2020-12-14  n/a