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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h1m. Bisher sind 61 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 14 hours 9 minutes

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eBay Episode 15 – Cambridge Computer Z88 and Apple Macintosh Portable


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. On today’s show, we’re continuing our coverage of the secon


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 2016-06-18  59m
 
 

eBay Episode 14 – Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100, Toshiba T1100 and Data General One


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. On today’s show, we’re continuing our coverage of the secon


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 2016-06-04  1h15m
 
 

eBay Episode 13 – Epson HX-20 and Grid Compass


On this show, we’re still covering the second phase of portables, the earliest laptops, continuing with the Epson HX-20 and the Grid Compass. Links mentioned in this episode: Book: When Computing Got Personal: A history of the desktop computer Davi


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 2016-05-24  1h3m
 
 

Special Episode: Interview with Bob Applegate, creator of SWTPC reproduction


Welcome to a special interview segment of the History of Personal Computing podcast! In this episode, David and Jeff are speaking to Bob Applegate from Corsham Technologies. Bob has designed and sells modern, compatible (to original hardware) reproductio


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 2016-05-17  43m
 
 

eBay Episode 12 – Compaq Portable and Commodore SX-64


On this episode, we conclude our look at the first half of the second tier of personal computing… the luggables. We’re going to cover the Compaq Portable, the Commodore SX-64 and perhaps other misc. models. Links mentioned in this episode: https://en.wik


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 2016-05-08  59m
 
 

Special Episode: Coverage of Vintage Computer Festival East and Southeast


On today’s show, we talk about the Vintage Computer Festival shows of the last few weeks. Plus, VCF East is where David and Jeff actually met in person for the first time. Links mentioned in this show: David’s new job Pictures from VCF East XI 2016


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 2016-04-23  46m
 
 

Special Episode: Interview with Oscar Vermeulen, creator of PiDP-8/I


Welcome to a special interview segment of the History of Personal Computing podcast! In this episode, David and Jeff are speaking to Oscar Vermeulen from Obsolescence Guaranteed and creator of the PiDP-8/I, a modern replica of the 1968 PDP-8/I computer.


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 2016-03-21  45m
 
 

eBay Episode 11 – Osborne 1 and Otrona Attache


On today’s show, we begin our official look at the beginning of the second tier of personal computing… portable computers! We kick off by covering the first portables, the “luggables”, covering both the Osborne 1 and Otrona Attache. Links mention in this


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 2016-03-18  47m
 
 

eBay Episode 10 – NeXT Computer


On today’s show, we’re continuing and finalizing our coverage of the 32-bit GUI computers. On our last show, we covered the somewhat boring, beige Compaq Deskpro 386, other 386 based computers, and touched on the Windows/386 operating system. Today, we’r


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 2016-03-05  1h5m
 
 

eBay Episode 9 – Compaq Deskpro 386


On today’s show, we’re continuing our coverage of the 32-bit GUI computers. We’ve covered some exciting and colorful 32-bit computing platforms. But in this episode, we go a little more boring and beige by covering the Compaq Deskpro 386, other 386 based


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 2016-02-21  1h2m