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Jan 31, 2022

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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 episodes on the 5150.  And that co-host is Jim Leonard, one of the people responsible for putting together VCF Midwest each year and a huge early PC enthusiast.  Jim has an amazing amount of detailed knowledge about these machines and really enhances the podcast!

In this episode we will cover peripherals, using the machine, software, magazines, and books.  Next month, in the final episode covering this venerable machine we will focus on ads, emulation, modern upgrades, Community, and Web sites.

Before we get into the main part of the show, I will be talking a bit about new acquisitions in the vintage computer hobby and what I’ve been up to.  

Finally, while I usually decline talking about monetary support for this podcast, I do want to mention that I have a way for you help if you have the  inclination.  I have a page set up at where you can donate.  Any funds will be used to defray the cost of managing the podcast as well as acquiring new hardware to talk about.  Thank you so much everyone who has contributed and continues to contribute!

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