Vintage computing Podcast for all types of retrocomputers
host: Randy Kindig
twitter: @floppydays
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This episode is part 2 of a 3-part series on the Tandy Color Computer, also known as the CoCo.  I have special guest hosts to help me this month: John Linville and Neil Blanchard of the “CoCo Crew Podcast”.  Join us as we discuss Coco tech specs, peripherals and pulling it out of the box.


I also go over my new acquisitions, a short overview of VCF Midwest 10 that occurred on August 29 & 30, tell you about upcoming vintage computer shows and cover some podcast feedback.


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New Acquisitions

News - Upcoming Shows


Direct download: 46FloppyDays_2015_09_CoCo_Part2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

Hello, welcome to a bonus interview-only edition of the Floppy Days Podcast, the podcast about the obsolete computers of the late 70’s through the 80’s, but which we love anyway.  I’m Randy Kindig, the person who brings you this nostalgia on a monthly basis.  I’ve had many vintage computer authors on Floppy Days in the past and I like to discuss new books when they come out, one: because books on vintage computing are rare and two: I like to help and encourage new books on my favorite hobby.  My special guest today is Evan Koblentz. Evan’s here to discuss his new book, “From the abacus to smartphone: The evolution of mobile and portable computers.”  Evan will tell you all about why you should run, not walk, and go get this interesting book.  Enjoy!



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Direct download: 45FloppyDays_2015_09_Evan_Koblentz_Book_Abacus_to_Smartphone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT