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Floppy Days 84 - The Sinclair ZX80 with Earl Evans

5/30/2018
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The Sinclair ZX-80 Hello and welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast for May, 2018, where we remind everyone of the days when everyone knew how to program a computer, not just use it for social media. My name is Randy Kindig and I host this podcast. We are coming near the end of the computers to be covered on this podcast that were introduced at the beginning of the 8-bit era, when things really started to take off, that being the year 1980. This month, we will be talking about a limited,...

Duration:02:13:28

Floppy Days Special Promo for VCF East XIII with Evan Koblentz

5/13/2018
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This is a special promo episode of Floppy Days for the upcoming VCF East XIII show, May 18-20, 2018. I speak with VC Federation Executive Director Evan Koblentz about the show. Please attend if you can! VCF East Web Site Connor Krukosky Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45X4VP8CGtk

Duration:00:19:35

Floppy Days 83 - The Intellivision Keyboard Component

4/15/2018
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The Intellivision Keyboard Component Hello everyone and welcome to Floppy Days #83 for April, 2018. My name is Randy Kindig and I host this little retrospective on vintage computers. I’m stepping outside the normal timeline for this particular episode in order to cover a vintage gaming console and an upgrade that could be purchased for it that turned it into a home computer. The gaming console is the Intellivision and the upgrade was called the Intellivision Keyboard Component. This system...

Duration:02:24:15

Floppy Days 82 - The Acorn Atom

2/28/2018
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The Acorn Atom and the Fifth Year of Floppy Days 1980 was a very prolific year for the development of personal computers around the globe and we continue to cover machines made in that year. This month’s topic is a machine that was never made available in the United States. It was popular in parts of Europe and particularly in the Netherlands. The machine: The Acorn Atom. This is the first non-US machine I’ve covered and I have plans to cover other machines that were made outside of North...

Duration:01:20:12

Floppy Days 81 - David Needle, technology reporter

1/31/2018
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David Needle, technology reporter David Needle is a technology reporter and editor based in Silicon Valley. He has worked for a variety of publications including: Computer WorldInfoWorldPersonal ComputingInformation WeekComputer Currents He has interviewed many technology giants of the early computer days, such as: Steve JobsBill GatesDan BricklinJack TramielNolan BushnellSteve Leininger This interview occurred on November 3, 2016 Links: Dave interviews Steve Leininger -...

Duration:00:38:14

Floppy Days 80 - Tandy Pocket Computers, Part 2

12/30/2017
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Tandy Pocket Computers, Part 2 Welcome to episode 80 of the Floppy Days Podcast, for December, 2017! This episode is part 2 of the coverage of the TRS-80 pocket computer line. In the timeline we’re still in the year 1980, with the first of the pocket computer line, the PC-1, having been released in that year. Again, the TRS-80 icon known as Ian Mavric will be walking through various aspects of that computer line with me. We will be covering newsletters, magazines, emulation, Web sites,...

Duration:01:16:11

Floppy Days 79 - Tandy Pocket Computers, Part 1

11/29/2017
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Tandy Pocket Computers, Part 1 Web site: http://floppydays.com email: floppydays@gmail.com Twitter: @floppydays Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/floppydays on iTunes and Stitcher (www.stitcher.com) part of the Throwback Network (www.throwbacknetwork.net ) Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/I5bhao6ixoxkzq52qlku5mfb43q?t=FloppyDays_Vintage_Computing_Podcast Links Mentioned in the Show: New Acquisitions Amiga RGB to SCART cable...

Duration:01:10:32

Floppy Days 78 - Interview with Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles

10/27/2017
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Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles Links: Stewart Cheifet Productions -http://cheifet.com/ Email -stewart@cheifet.comTwitter -www.twitter.com/cheifetFacebook -www.facebook.com/cheifetWatch episodes of COMPUTER CHRONICLES -http://www.archive.org/details/computerchroniclesWatch episodes of NET CAFE -http://www.archive.org/details/netcafeStewart’s interview on Triangulation with Leo Laporte -https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation/episodes/114

Duration:01:00:16

Floppy Days 77 - The Commodore Vic-20, Part II

9/27/2017
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The Commodore Vic-20, Part II Web site: http://floppydays.com email: floppydays@gmail.com Twitter: @floppydays Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/floppydays on iTunes and Stitcher (www.stitcher.com) part of the Throwback Network (www.throwbacknetwork.net ) Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/I5bhao6ixoxkzq52qlku5mfb43q?t=FloppyDays_Vintage_Computing_Podcast Links Mentioned in the Show: New Acquisitions Vic-20 Final Expansion -...

Duration:01:37:54

Tandy Assembly Ads and Sponsors

8/31/2017
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This is a special set of ads for the Tandy Assembly show coming to Chillicothe, OH October 7 & 8. Thank you to all our sponsors. http://www.tandyassembly.com

Duration:00:05:07

Floppy Days 76 - Interview with Ian Mavric, TRS-80

8/12/2017
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Interview with Ian Mavric, TRS-80 Recycler This is an interview-only episode of Floppy Days. I was able to catch up with someone well-known in the TRS-80 community, Mr. Ian Mavric, or Mav for short. Mav bills himself as a TRS-80 recycler who also sells a lot of upgrades for the TRS-80 line of computers, including the FreHD, hi-res boards, the Quinnterface and others. He’s also a member of the TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast and writes for the TRS8BIT newsletter. Mav is very active in the TRS-80...

Duration:00:56:08

Floppy Days 75 - VCFSE 5 Post-show with Thomas Liebert, Jon Guidry, Amiga Bill & Anthony

7/8/2017
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Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 5.0 Post-show Hi, everyone and welcome to episode #75 of the Floppy Days Podcast. I’m your host, Randy Kindig. It’s July, 2017, and I have a special episode for you where I cover the VCFSE 5.0 show that took place April 29-30 this year in Roswell, Georgia. When I say I “cover” the show, what I really mean is that I give you a limited perspective of the show from my eyes, as an exhibitor at the event. I will be talking about the exhibit I was a part of,...

Duration:01:45:40

Floppy Days 74 - Giacomo Vernoni, Commodore Vic 20: A Visual History

6/11/2017
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Interview with Giacomo Vernoni, author Commodore Vic 20: A Visual History Hello and welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast. I’m Randy Kindig, your host. This is a special interview-only episode. I was able to track down Giacomo Vernoni(Jockamo VERnoni), a computer historian who recently published a book called “Commodore Vic 20: A Visual History”. As I’ve been covering the Vic-20 on recent shows, it thought it was very timely and that it would be great to interview someone who is very familiar...

Duration:00:37:34

Floppy Days 73 - The Commodore Vic-20, Part I

5/29/2017
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The Commodore Vic-20, Part I Hello, everyone, and welcome to Episode 73 of the Floppy Days Podcast, where modern computers are simply considered peripherals to the classic computers. My name is Randy Kindig. In the computer timeline, we’re still squarely in the year 1980. In that year, a breakthrough computer, with a great keyboard, color graphics and sound was announced for under $300. Of course, if you’ve been listening to the last few episodes of the podcast, you know that we’re talking...

Duration:01:48:16

Floppy Days 72 - Neil Harris, Vic-20 Commando Team

4/26/2017
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Interview with Neil Harris, Member of the Vic Commando Team Welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast, where classic computers will always have a home. My name is Randy Kindig. This is the final of four consecutive episodes where I talked to gentlemen who were either involved with the development of the historically significant Commodore Vic-20, or who have written books on its history. In this episode Neil Harris is my guest. Neil was a key member of the Vic Commando Team within Commodore, the...

Duration:01:13:56

Floppy Days 71 - Brian Bagnall, Commodore: A Company on the Edge

3/30/2017
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Interview with Brian Bagnall, Author “Commodore, A Company on the Edge” Welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast, where old computers survive to tell another tale. My name is Randy Kindig. In the previous couple of episodes, I covered the history of the Vic-20 computer with the help of Neil Harris, Brian Bagnall, and Michael Tomczyk. Although I used some audio clips from each of those gentlemen to walk through the history timeline, I actually have a full-blown interview with each that I want to...

Duration:01:16:50

Floppy Days 70 - Michael Tomczyk (Vic-20)

2/28/2017
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Interview with Michael Tomczyk, Vic-20 Commando Team Leader at Commodore Welcome to the Floppy Days Podcasts, where old computers are the best computers and new old computers are even better. Last month, I covered the history of the Vic-20 computer with the help of Neil Harris, Brian Bagnall, and Michael Tomczyk. Although I used some audio clips from each of those gentlemen to walk through the history timeline, I actually have a full-blown interview with each that I want to share with you...

Duration:02:16:30

Floppy Days 69 - The Commodore Vic-20, History with Michael Tomczyk, Neil Harris, Brian Bagnall

1/29/2017
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The Commodore Vic-20 - History, with Brian Bagnall, Michael Tomczyk, and Neil Harris Welcome to episode 69 of the Floppy Days Podcast, where our computers may be old, but that’s why we love them. In the vintage computer timeline, we are in 1980. The next computer I want to discuss that debuted that year is the Commodore Vic-20. The Vic-20 is significant because it was the first color computer to sell for less than $300, at a time when other home computers with color graphics were 2 to 4...

Duration:01:04:39

Floppy Days 68 - Interview with Bill Kemper, HP Series 80 Software Engineer

1/1/2017
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Interview with Bill Kemper, HP Employee and HP Series 80 Software Engineer Hello, again, and welcome to episode 68 of the Floppy Days Podcast. This will be a fairly short, interview-only show. As a final piece of the recent series of podcasts on the HP Series 80 family of machines, I was able to sit down and talk with Mr. William Kemper. Bill worked directly on software for the HP Series 80 and later was the manager of software engineering for the line until it was canceled. He then...

Duration:00:38:20

Floppy Days 67 - The HP85B Computer, Part 3, with Everett Kaser and Vassilis Prevelakis

11/25/2016
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The HP Series 80 (HP83/85/86/87) This episode is the third and final in a series about the Hewlett Packard HP-85 computer, or more accurately, the entire line of similar computers known as the HP Series 80. Once again, I have the tremendously knowledgeable duo of Everett Kaser and Vassilis Prevelakis helping me impart information to you about that venerable line of historically significant desktop computers. In this episode, we will primarily be covering tech specs, peripherals, expansion,...

Duration:02:15:00