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Episodes

Floppy Days 102 - The BBC Micro, Part 3

12/21/2020
The BBC Micro, Part 3 with Daniel Jameson Hello, and welcome to episode 102 of the Floppy Days Podcast for December, 2020. I just love these old machines and love to learn and talk about them. The year is 1981 and we are talking about the legendary BBC Micro or Beeb as it’s affectionately known. This is the final episode on this incredible machine, where we will be covering Ads and Appearances, Modern Upgrades, Emulators, Buying One Today, Community, and current Web Sites. Again, as with...

Duration:01:58:24

Floppy Days 101 - The BBC Micro, Part 2

9/30/2020
The BBC Micro, Part 2 Hello, and welcome to episode 101 of the Floppy Days Podcast for September, 2020. The year is 1981 and we are talking about the legendary BBC Micro. In this episode and next we will fully cover this incredible machine; from tech specs, peripherals, and books/magazines/software to emulators, modern upgrades, and current Web sites. The BBC Micro is a British machine, and I thought it only right that my co-host for these episodes should be someone from the UK. I acquired...

Duration:01:44:42

Floppy Days 100 - Ed Smith, Developer of APF MP1000 and IM-1

6/30/2020
Ed Smith, developer of the Imagination Machine Ed Smith is an African American was born in 1954 in Brownsville Brooklyn, NY. Ed studied electrical engineering at Westinghouse High School, then computer science and marketing at Pace University. Ed is one of only two African Americans to develop a video game system in the 1970s and the first African American to work in the design of a personal computer – The Imagination Machine. Links Mentioned in the Show: Intro Floppy Days that covered...

Duration:01:01:06

Floppy Days 99 - The BBC Micro, Interview with Hermann Hauser

5/31/2020
The BBC Micro - Interview with Hermann Hauser Hi, everyone, and welcome to episode 99 for May 2020 of the Floppy Days Podcast, where we look at home computers of the 70’s and 80’s across the globe, not just the U.S. This episode is one in a series of episodes on one of the iconic British machines that was so important to the home computer revolution: The BBC Micro. In episode 97, I had an interview with one of the key members of the BBC Micro team: Mr. Steve Furber. In this episode, with...

Duration:00:56:58

Floppy Days 98 - The BBC Micro History

4/29/2020
The BBC Micro: History Hello, everyone, and welcome to episode 98 of the Floppy Days Podcast for April, 2020! I hope everyone is staying safe in these days of isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. One day we’ll look back at this as a strange time in all our lives. Again, for the podcast, we are finishing up the tail-end of the year 1981 in the personal computer timeline and the primary topic of this and the next couple of podcasts will be the BBC Micro. I talked with Steve Furber,...

Duration:01:05:41

Floppy Days 97 - The BBC Micro, Interview with Steve Furber

2/23/2020
The BBC Micro - Interview with Steve Furber Hi, everyone, and welcome to episode 97 for February 2020 of the Floppy Days Podcast. This episode kicks off a series of episodes on one of the iconic British machines that was so important to the home computer revolution: The BBC Micro. This machine has an amazing history and continues to have a very large following among vintage computer enthusiasts. What better way to start off this series than by beginning with an interview with someone who...

Duration:01:24:25

Floppy Days 96 - Epson HX-20 Bonus, Norbert Kehrer Interview

12/31/2019
Interview with Norbert Kehrer, Flashx20 Hello, and happy 2020 to all the listeners out there. As the final episode of 2019 I’m bringing to you a bonus show on the Epson HX-20. I was able to get an interview with a gentleman who has developed a terrific piece of software that qualifies as a modern upgrade for the HX-20, called flashx20. That gentleman is Mr. Norbert Kehrer and he was kind enough to talk with me about his software and how it’s used. I think you’ll find it interesting,...

Duration:00:47:59

Floppy Days 95 - The Epson HX-20 Part 2 With Earl Evans

11/28/2019
The Epson HX-20, Part 2, With Earl Evans Hello everyone, and welcome to episode 95 of the Floppy Days Podcast for November, 2019, where once again this month (in Part 2) we will continue talking about one of the world’s first portable computers: The Epson HX-20. I’m extremely happy to again have my good friend, and vintage computer podcast legend, Mr. Earl Evans, as my co-host for this episode. It turned out we had so much material to cover that I ended up breaking this topic into 2...

Duration:01:31:36

Floppy Days 94 - The Epson HX-20 Part 1, with Earl Evans

10/31/2019
The Epson HX-20 Part 1 Hello everyone, and welcome to episode 94 of the Floppy Days Podcast for October, 2019, where this month we will be talking about one of the world’s first portable computers: The Epson HX-20. Thank you, Terry Stewart, for your thoughts about the HX-20 to lead off the show. For those that want more information from Terry, check out his Website and Youtube channel where he has a terrific video on the HX-20, as well as lots of information on other vintage computers. I’m...

Duration:02:03:42

Floppy Days 93 - Chris Rutkowski, Epson QX10, ValDocs

9/5/2019
Interview with Chris Rutkowski, Epson QX10 & ValDocs Hello and welcome to episode 93 of the Floppy Days Podcast. We’re still in the year 1981 for computer introductions and next up on the docket is the venerable Epson HX-20, oft-considered the very first laptop computer. It spawned an entire series of laptop computers from Epson, such as the PX-8 and QX-10. In this episode, I have an interview with Mr. Chris Rutkowski. Chris worked for or at Epson during the days of the HX-20 and the other...

Duration:01:39:33

Floppy Days 92 - Dave Lagerquist Interview, Editor CLOAD and Chromasette

7/5/2019
Hello, welcome to Floppy Days Podcast #92, coming to you in July, 2019. This month, I’m bringing to you an interview I’ve had in my backlog for almost 2 years now. Thank goodness, most of the information on Floppy Days is timeless, so the interview is just as relevant today as it was then. Anyway, I’m very happy to present an interview with Mr. Dave Lagerquist, who was the editor of both the CLOAD cassette magazine, which was produced for the TRS-80 Model I and Model III, and Chromasette...

Duration:01:09:25

Floppy Days 91 - The Osborne 1 with Lee Felsenstein

5/29/2019
The Osborne 1 with Lee Felsenstein Welcome to episode 91 of the Floppy Days Podcast for May, 2019. In the timeline for personal computer introductions, we are now in the year 1981. For this episode we are going to be talking about the Osborne 1. The Osborne 1 was the first commercially successful portable microcomputer, released on April 3, 1981 by Osborne Computer Corporation (OCC). It was powered by the Z80 CPU at a blazing 4MHz, weighed 24.5 lb, cost US$1,795, and ran the CP/M...

Duration:01:49:14

Floppy Days 90 - Lee Felsenstein Interview

4/25/2019
Episode 90 - Interview with Lee Felsenstein (Osborne 1) Welcome to episode 90 of the Floppy Days Podcast for April, 2019. In the timeline for personal computer introductions, we are now in the year 1981. For this episode, and actually the next couple as well, we are going to be talking about the Osborne 1. The Osborne 1 was the first commercially successful portable microcomputer, released on April 3, 1981 by Osborne Computer Corporation. It was powered by the Z80 CPU, weighed 24.5 lb,...

Duration:01:21:53

Floppy Days 89 - The Apple III - Part 3 with David Fradin

2/3/2019
The Apple III - Part 3 with David Fradin Welcome to episode 89 of the Floppy Days Podcast, where we love our computers and programmable calculators of the 70’s and 80’s (and even into the 90’s). As mentioned on the last episode, we’ve moved in to the year 1981 for computer introductions and have been discussing the much maligned but misunderstood Apple III for the past couple of shows. This episode will be the last in the series about that machine. This episode we focus on an interview...

Duration:00:55:56

Floppy Days 88 - The Apple III, Part 2 with Paul Hagstrom

12/30/2018
Floppy Days Episode 88 - The Apple III - Part 2 Hi, all, and welcome to Floppy Days #88 for December, 2018. I’m your host, Randy Kindig, and it’s hard to believe that 2018 is coming to an end. I hope you all had a great year! As stated in the last show, we are into the year 1981 for computer introductions and we are covering the Apple II’s more powerful sibling, the Apple III. This is part 2 of the 2-part series and will again have Paul Hagstrom, prolific podcaster himself, to help me cover...

Duration:01:46:20

Tandy Assembly 2018 Ads

11/4/2018
Tandy Assembly - http://www.tandyassembly.com Ian Mavric - ianm@trs-80.com PSKI Software - http://www.pski.net

Duration:00:10:11

Floppy Days 87 - The Apple III - with Paul Hagstrom

11/4/2018
The Apple III - Part 1 Hello, everyone, and welcome to Episode 87 of the Floppy Days Podcast for November, 2018. In the timeline, we continue to cover machines that were released in the year 1980. The topic of this show is a machine that while it came from a very well-known computer company, was never popular enough to make a large splash in the computer market. Nevertheless, it was an important piece in the history of personal computers and I’m happy to bring it to you this month. Of...

Duration:02:35:39

Floppy Days 86 - The Sinclair ZX80 Part II with Earl Evans

8/11/2018
The Sinclair ZX80 and ZX81 Welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast with myself, Randy Kindig, and a whole host of vintage computers surrounding me, each one wanting their time in the limelight. This will be part 2 of the 2-part series on the Sinclair ZX80 & 81 computer line. Once again, I will have one of the grand-daddy’s of vintage computer podcasting, Earl Evans, co-hosting with me as we complete the journey through one of the historically significant computers from across the pond. We will...

Duration:02:23:06

Tandy Assembly 2018 Ad

7/10/2018
Advertisement for Tandy Assembly 2018 November 10 & 11, 2018 in Springfield, OH http://www.tandyassembly.com

Duration:00:00:44

Floppy Days 85 - Interview with John Grant, developer of ZX80 OS-BASIC

7/7/2018
Interview with John Grant - Developer of the OS & BASIC for the Sinclair ZX80 In the last show Earl Evans and I covered part I of the Sinclair ZX80/81 line of home computers; its history and tech specs. Before delving into part II, we’re going to have a topic-relevant interview this month. I was able to, with the help of Kevin Palser, track down and interview Mr. John Grant, a man whose name we mentioned several times last month when going through the Sinclair ZX80 history. You see, John is...

Duration:01:17:15