Episode 54 – Sharp Wizard and Palm Pilot

wizard_pilotOn 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 notablesThis 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.

 

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Episode 53 – The IBM 5150

IBM 5150 PC

IBM 5150 PC

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, Westworld style, to get a couple of “hosts” together to continue the original show format. From this, Todd George came to fruition and is now co-hosting the original format with Jeff Salzman. This is Episode 53, even though it is the first new, old format episode. All future episodes of The History of Personal Computing, regardless of format, will be numbered in a single sequence. Still stumbling through the post-editing process (David had edited the other format), the audio sounds as best as can be from Jeff’s poor quality sources. Todd did a wonderful job at cleaning up the sound. So here it is in all its gory… err, glory. Todd and Jeff promise to get their act together LONG before MS-DOS 9.0 comes to market!

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Episode 52 – Retro Computing Gift Ideas!

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Creative Computing from December 1980

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!

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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 eBay auctions. It’s sort of like Antiques Roadshow, but all about antique personal computers.

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Episode 50 – Apple Newton MessagePad and eMate

emateOn today’s show, we continue our coverage of the first phase of handhelds. Specifically, we’ll be covering two more of the early handheld computers, the Apple Newton MessagePad and eMate. 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.

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