Episode 39 – The Man Behind the Curtain


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Topic: This episode finds us short of guests, but the show must go on.!  So, in an act of desperation and in search of fresh meat, we look inward and bring Chas – our podcast technician extraordinaire – from behind the curtain and into the spotlight.  Little did we know we were going to enter “Dr Whoopee’s Wayback Machine” and go back in time to discuss the earliest in personal computer technology.  Names like “Sinclair” and “Apple-II” – when a 20 MEGAbyte hard drive and 640 KILObytes of memory was the most anyone could ever possibly need – and a 40 MEGAbyte hard drive was living like a Saudi Prince.  Then there were the classic arcade games like Asteroids and Defender that are largely lost in time – except the movie “Pixel” brought them back from being the technology equivalent of cave drawings.  So pull-up a stool, open a can of Stroh’s or Utica Club and enjoy the show!

Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the OpEx Society & The XONITEK Group of Companies
  Benjamin Taylor,  Managing Partner of RedQuadrant.

Guests: Chas

 

About Chas:  Chas is a technology enthusiast (nut) and has been since around the year 1978 or so when he was introduced to a DEC PDP 11/70.  The rabbit hole got progressively deeper from that point on.   He’s dabbled with many of the classic computers of the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s and still has his original Apple //e and Apple IIgs computers.  Modern day machines running emulation software allows him to dabble with machines that weren’t available or accessible when they were new as well as playing classic arcade games from the days of his somewhat misspent youth.  He’s still terrible at them but loves playing then nonetheless.


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