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Mar 1, 2018

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...

Feb 1, 2018

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 World
  • InfoWorld
  • Personal Computing
  • Information Week
  • Computer Currents

He has interviewed many technology giants of the early computer days, such...

Dec 31, 2017

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,...

Nov 30, 2017

Tandy Pocket Computers, Part 1

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Oct 27, 2017

Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles