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Floppy Days 116 - ZX Spectrum Part 2 - History with Alessandro Grussu

7/31/2022
donate at https://www.patreon.com/FloppyDays Welcome to Floppy Days #116 for July, 2022. And I’m your host, Randy Kindig. Mark Hacker provides his thoughts and memories about the ZX Spectrum to kick off this episode. As mentioned in the last show, 1982 was a landmark year for home computers, as there were some significant introductions in this year. One of the most impactful computers released at this time was the ZX Spectrum; in the UK by the iconic Sir Clive Sinclair. This episode is...

Duration:00:23:02

Floppy Days 115 - ZX Spectrum Part 1 - History with John Grant

7/2/2022
https://www.patreon.com/FloppyDays Please consider donating to keep Floppy Days going! ZX Spectrum Part 1 History with John Grant Welcome to Floppy Days #115 for June, 2022. And I’m your host, Randy Kindig. I hope everyone is doing well. As you know, we are generally following the timeline of computers as they were released to the world. We have arrived in the year 1982. 1982 was a landmark year for home computers, as there were some significant introductions in this year. Machines that...

Duration:00:53:42

Floppy Days 114 - Howell Ivy, Exidy Sorcerer and Exidy

5/30/2022
https://www.patreon.com/FloppyDays Please consider donating to keep Floppy Days going! Interview with Howell Ivy, Co-founder of Exidy and Developer of Exidy Sorcerer Computer Welcome to Floppy Days episode 114 for May, 2022. I am Randy Kindig, your host. Again this month, I have a special interview show for you that actually has been a few years in the making. Some time ago, I had come across and had gotten initial contact with Howell Ivy, who it turns out was co-founder of Exidy and was...

Duration:01:00:55

Floppy Days 113 - Monte Davidoff, Developer of Altair BASIC Floating Point

4/30/2022
https://www.patreon.com/FloppyDays Please consider donating to keep Floppy Days going! Interview with Monte Davidoff, Developer of Altair BASIC Floating Point Welcome to Floppy Days episode 113 for April, 2022. I am Randy Kindig, your host. I’m going to take a break this month from covering machines in order to bring you a special interview show. Monte Davidoff worked with the very early Microsoft, while in college, when they were famously getting started by developing a BASIC for MITS...

Duration:01:00:20

Floppy Days 112 - The IBM PC 5150 Part 5 With Jim Leonard

3/30/2022
https://www.patreon.com/FloppyDays Please consider donating to keep Floppy Days going! The IBM PC 5150 Part 5 with Jim Leonard Welcome to Floppy Days episode 112 for March, 2022. I am Randy Kindig, your host. As a reminder, we are currently finishing up talking about computers released in 1981. This is the 5th of 5 shows covering the release of the IBM PC 5150, the grand-daddy of most modern personal computers. I know 5 shows about one computer seems like a lot, but it IS one of the few...

Duration:00:53:56

Floppy Days 111 - The IBM PC 5150 Part 4 with Jim Leonard

2/28/2022
Patreon link for supporting the show: https://www.patreon.com/FloppyDays Welcome to Floppy Days episode 111 for February, 2022. I am Randy Kindig, your host. As a reminder, we are currently finishing up talking about computers released in 1981. This is the 4th of 5 shows covering the release of the IBM PC 5150, the grand-daddy of most modern personal computers. As on the earlier IBM PC episodes, I’m extremely happy to have Jim Leonard as co-host for these remaining episodes on the 5150....

Duration:01:13:30

Floppy Days 110 - The IBM PC 5150 Part 3 with Jim Leonard

1/30/2022
contribute to the show via Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/FloppyDays The IBM PC 5150 Part 3 With Jim Leonard Welcome to Floppy Days episode 110 for January, 2022. I am Randy Kindig, your host. As a reminder, we are currently finishing up talking about computers released in 1981. This is the third of four shows covering the release of the IBM PC 5150, the grand-daddy of most modern personal computers. As announced last show, I’m extremely happy to have a co-host for these remaining...

Duration:01:18:44

Floppy Days 109 - The IBM PC 5150 Part 2 with Jim Leonard

12/27/2021
IBM PC 5150 Part 2 with Jim Leonard Welcome to Floppy Days episode 109 for December, 2021. I am Randy Kindig, your host. As a reminder, we are currently finishing up talking about computers released in 1981. This is the second of a now anticipated four shows covering the release of the IBM PC 5150, the grand-daddy of most modern personal computers. Back in episode 106, I covered the long and interesting history of the 5150. How it came about and why we are living today with the choices made...

Duration:01:38:21

Floppy Days 108 - Albert Cory - Inventing the Future - Xerox Star

10/31/2021
Interview with Albert Cory, author of “Inventing the Future” about the Xerox Star Welcome to Floppy Days episode 108 for October, 2021. I am Randy Kindig, your host. This month is a special episode based on an interview I was able to get with Albert Cory, author of the recently published book, “Inventing the Future”. This book is a semi-fictional account of what it was like to work at Xerox in the late 70’s and early 80’s, while the company was working on the concept of the “Office of the...

Duration:01:25:02

Floppy Days 107 - Bill Degnan, Kennett Classic

9/19/2021
Bill Degnan, Kennett Classic https://www.vintagecomputer.net/ https://www.kennettclassic.com Second Annual Kennett Classic Sept. 25, 2021 Kennett Square, PA

Duration:00:38:34

Floppy Days 106 - The History of the IBM PC

8/31/2021
The History of the IBM PC 5150 Welcome to Floppy Days episode 106 for August, 2021. I am Randy Kindig, your host. As regular listeners will remember, we are currently talking about computers released in 1981. It just so happens that the next computer up is the IBM PC 5150, the grand-daddy of most modern personal computers. It just so happens that this very month, August, is the 40th anniversary of the venerable IBM PC. This wasn’t planned. It just fortuitously worked out this way. I’m...

Duration:00:36:25

Floppy Days 105 - Interview with Joe Decuir about the Amiga

7/31/2021
Floppy Days 105 - Joe Decuir - Developing the Amiga Hello, and welcome to another interview edition of the Floppy Days Podcast for July, 2021. I am Randy Kindig. I am extremely honored to bring to you today an interview with one of the true pioneers of the personal computer, one of the designers of the Amiga 1000, a primary designer of the Atari 8-bit line and Atari 2600, and the developer of modern USB based on his work developing the SIO port for the Atari 8-bit: Mr. Joe Decuir. I’ve...

Duration:01:15:26

Floppy Days 104 - Interview with Leonard Tramiel

6/30/2021
Floppy Days 104 - Interview with Leonard Tramiel Welcome to Floppy Days episode 104 for June, 2021. Randy Kindig here again, as your usual host, to talk about vintage computer topics. For this month, I have another interview for you in which Commodore and Atari fans will have special interest. One of the most iconic figures in vintage computer history, and one who was a big part of the home computer wars back in the late 70’s and into the mid-to-late 80’s was Jack Tramiel. Jack at one time...

Duration:00:54:25

Floppy Days 103 - Kay Savetz Interviews Mark Englebardt, Wayzata Technology

5/31/2021
Floppy Days 103 - Kay Savetz Interviews Mark Englebardt, Wayzata Technology Mark Englebardt was the founder of Wayzata Technology, a company that was one of the earliest publishers of CD-ROM software. The company was founded in 1991, and produced hundreds of CD-ROM titles before going out of business in 1996. The company's discs were primarily for Macintosh but many worked with all ISO-9660 compatible platforms. Its most popular product was the Wayzata World Factbook, a disc of information...

Duration:01:16:59

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