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 1 – The NEW History of Personal Computing – Grundy NewBrain


Welcome back everybody! The History of Personal Computing podcast has been rebooted to continue educating everyone (including your hosts) about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of personal computing. In this new iteration, the ROM chip called Dav


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 2019-04-08  43m
 
 

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 l


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 2017-03-05  1h12m
 
 

Episode 58 – Apple iPhone


On today’s show, we’re looking at the smartphone that changed everything, the iPhone. Its influence went on to define all smartphones, as well as the third tier. This is the podcast where we take an informal look at personal computing history through the


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 2017-02-17  1h6m
 
 

Episode 57 – Early Smartphones


On today’s show, we begin our look at the final evolution of the third tier of personal computing, the smartphone. Were there really smartphones before the iPhone and Android phones? Well… yes. This is the podcast where we take an informal look at


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 2017-02-03  1h11m
 
 

Episode 56 – First Computers, Part 2


David and Jeff continue to look back on the earlier times of computer retail by relating their experiences with their own history of ownership of personal computers. Links mentioned in this episode: VIVA AMIGA – THE REVIEW The Amiga Years Jeff’s fifth co


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 2017-01-22  1h17m
 
 

Episode 55 – First Computers


For the new year, David and Jeff have decided to look back on the earlier times of computer retail by relating their experiences in getting their first computers. Links mentioned in this episode: SCSI2SD – SD to SCSI adapter for retro computing Hum


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 2017-01-03  1h10m
 
 

Episode 54 – Sharp Wizard and Palm Pilot


On today’s show, we begin our look at the temporarily (at the time) humbled third tier of personal computing, the organizer. We’re covering the Sharp Wizard, Palm Pilot and other notables. This is the podcast where we take an informal look at personal co


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 2016-12-19  1h4m
 
 

Episode 53 – The IBM 5150


What… didn’t we already talk about the IBM 5150 in an eBay episode? Yes we did. But we left it off of the timeline during the original show format after the transition to the eBay only format. Since then, there was some behind the scenes work


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 2016-12-07  45m
 
 

Episode 52 – Retro Computing Gift Ideas!


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) V


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 2016-12-05  1h10m
 
 

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 eB


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 2016-11-19  1h9m