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Feb 28, 2024

Grundy NewBrain Peripherals thru Web Sites with Chris Despoinidis



0 Floppy Days Tune
1 min 13 sec Vintage Computer Ads
1 min 42 sec Intro
5 min 17 sec bumper - Chris Espoinidis
5 min 28 sec New Acquisitions
6 min 33 sec bumper - Gerald McMullon
7 min 16 sec Upcoming Computer Shows
12 min 01 sec bumper - Steve O’Hara-Smith
12 min 27 sec Peripherals
22 min 37 sec Using the Machine
33 min 14 sec User Groups/Newsletters
38 min 36 sec Books & Manuals
41 min 47 sec Software
44 min 11 sec Ads
46 min 45 sec Modern Upgrades
51 min 43 sec Emulation
59 min 07 sec Buying One Today
1 hr 02 min 52 sec Community
1 hr 04 min 50 sec Current Web Sites and Videos
1 hr 12 min 45 sec Closing

Hello, and welcome to episode 136 of the Floppy Days Podcast.  I’m Randy Kindig, the host of this show, and I’ll be your guide to a journey back to the year 1982, when a very interesting, low-cost machine entered the market in Great Britain.  This is the final episode on the Grundy New Brain, not a well-known machine, most particularly here in the United States where very few have even heard of it; let alone ever owned one.

If you want to know more, I’ve recently published interviews with John Grant, Steve O’Hara-Smith, and Gerald McMullon concerning their involvement with the New Brain back in the day.  I also, in the most recent episode, discussed tech specs around the machine with my co-host.

Regarding that, in that last episode, to help me talk about the machine, I enlisted Chris Espoinidis to co-host this episode.  Chris manages the New Brain Emulator site from his home in Greece.  Even though Chris created one of the premier New Brain emulators in existence, and that was the primary focus of his Web site initially, his site has become one of the best places (along with Gerald McMullon’s Website) to get any and all New Brain information (which quite honestly is quite sparse).

The focus of this last episode detailing the machine, Chris and I will cover things like peripherals, Web sites, books & magazines, software, using the machine, emulators and all of the topics that have become the standard for machine coverage on Floppy Days.  This episode will complete all the details we know on the New Brain, with the intent to impart every bit of information to you that I could find about this little-known machine.

Before we do that, I will talk about upcoming shows.

Upcoming Shows


Books and Manuals

Modern Upgrades


Buying One Today


Current Web Sites/Videos