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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 045: The IBM PC Junior

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 045: The IBM PC Junior

It would take about�250 Atari 800s to hold this podcast MP3 file.

(Honestly, I compressed it as much as I could.)

Welcome to Show 045!� This week's Topic: The IBM PC Junior!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

The Apple Game Server - load software onto your Apple II with just a serial connection to your PC!
The Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club is having their C4 Expo on June 3rd and 4th, 2006.� Better hurry and make those reservations!
SymbOS, a multitasking operating system for the Amstrad CPC, goes 1.0!� Check it out at http://www.symbos.de/.
Want to do Commodore emulation on a Macintosh?� ThinkCommodore will show you how.
Wikipedia covers the IBM PC Jr...
And for super extensive coverage of the Junior, check out Mike's PC Jr page.
Of course, Old Computers Dot Com covers the Junior as well, good info, good links.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 044: Retro Assortment

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 044: Retro Assortment

LOAD "RETROBITS",8,1
RUN

Welcome to Show 044!� This week's Topic: Retro Assortment (Variety Show)!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Do kids still program?� Join in on this discussion forum topic at the PETSCII Forums, and let us know!
Speaking of which, here's a programming environment designed for kids - the Kids Programming Language.
The Commodore16.com site revived my excitement for one of my favorite computers, the Commodore 16.
What do you do with that old, non-functional Commodore CBM 3032?� Well, turn it into the coolest PC case ever invented, of course!
CompactFlash for the Apple II - Flash memory is not just for the new stuff, folks!
Also, CompactFlash and IDE drives for your Commodore 64?� Believe it!� Check out the ide64.org site for more details.
For fun music and retrocomputing goodness, nothing beats the C64 remixes and SID tunes on The C64 Takeaway!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 043: The Floppy Disk Drive

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 043: The Floppy Disk Drive

This week, take your favorite floppy drive out for a spin.

Welcome to Show 043!� This week's Topic: The Floppy Disk Drive!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Do you know what types of computers these are?� If so, please drop a line to the e-mail address below - we'd like to find out!
Wikipedia - did I mention to check them out?� And this week, have a look at their page on the Floppy Disk.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 042: The TRS-80 Model I

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 042: The TRS-80 Model I

Ever wonder what the "TRS" in "TRS-80" stands for?� Tune in, you'll find out here!

Welcome to Show 042!� This week's Topic: The TRS-80 Model I microcomputer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Do you know what types of computers these are?� If so, please drop a line to the e-mail address below - we'd like to find out!
Here's Peter Jenning's site, with info on his creation Microchess, and also great history on VisiCalc.
Want to know more about Microchess?� Well, go straight to the source.� The source code, that is, on 6502.org.
Digibarn has some good info on Microchess as well!
Enhance the enjoyment of your Amiga emulation with AmiKit, a large bundling of shareware and freeware packages.
Curious about Southwest Technical Products, one of the early computer kit makers?� The swtpc.com site has so much info, you'll never read it all!
Ira Goldklang's TRS-80 Revived website is an absolute gold mine for TRS-80 enthusiasts.
Want to play with a virtual TRS-80 Model I, III or IV?� Well, check out Matthew Reed's TRS32 emulator!
Never forget old-computers.com or Wikipedia when it's time to research that favorite vintage computer.

Hey, I never said what TRS stood for!� It's Tandy Radio Shack.� Yep.� Not "Trash-80", you funny folks.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 041: The Logo programming language

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 041: The Logo programming language

The past is a wonderful present.

Welcome to Show 041!� This week's Topic: The Logo programming language!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

The Arpanet documentary on Google Video is back!� This is retro about retro.� Sweet!
Another retrocomputing podcast!� Check out the Boring Beige Box, it's a great listen!
Wikipedia to the rescue again - here's their article on the Logo Programming Language.
There are magazine reviews of Logo for the Commodore and Atari at the Atari Magazines site - here, and here.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 040: My Classic Mac Adventure

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 040: My Classic Mac Adventure

To Mac, or not to Mac.� That is the question.

Welcome to Show 040!� This week's Topic: My Classic Mac Adventure!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

A PICAXE - what's that?� It's a microcontroller - a programmable single-chip processor with cool inputs and outputs.� Have a look!
Information on the Macintosh SE/30 from old-computers.com.
Watch out for classic Macintosh CRTs - if you open your Mac Plus, SE, SE/30, etc. up, there are high voltages!� Luckily, there are ways to discharge the CRT before it gets you.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Spring Break this week - be back in a week! Stay tuned!

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Spring Break this week - be back in a week! Stay tuned!

Spring Break!

Hi!� I'm celebrating the Easter holiday with my family today, and taking a one-week spring break from the podcast.� But stay tuned, as I'll be back next week with more retrocomputing goodness.

I'd like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who listen to Retrobits.� It's a lot of fun to connect with so many people who have an interest in the bits and bytes of ye olde.

In the meantime, jump on over to the forum (link below) and join in!� See you soon, and have a GREAT week.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 039: Random Access

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 039: Random Access

Variety is the spice of life!

Welcome to Show 039!� This week's Topic: Random Access (A Variety Show).

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Check out the home page for The Woz himself!� Great information and links, plus answers to frequently asked questions!
Man, the videos just keep on coming.� Here's one from the 1984 Apple Shareholder's Meeting.� This video is hosted on the Mac Essentials site (note, mostly German language).� See Sculley and Jobs on the same stage, and hear about their exciting new milestone product, the Macintosh!
Happy 30th anniversary, Apple!� Have a listen to episode 48 of the This Week In Tech podcast, as many early Apple employees, including The Woz, chat about Apple's formative days.
The DigiBarn Computer Museum site.� Wow!� This is great stuff.� I wish I had a barn for my microcomputer collection.
A PICAXE - what's that?� It's a microcontroller - a programmable single-chip processor with cool inputs and outputs.� Have a look!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 038: The Apple III

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 038: The Apple III

The Apple /// Personal Computer System.� The Most Powerful Professional Computer System In Its Class.

Welcome to Show 038!� This week's Topic - you guessed it: The Apple III personal computer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

The Amstrad CPC 6128, reborn in new hardware, and with a cool new OS?� Oh yeah!� That's some modern day fun!
Keep those (Atari) XL's/XE's humming, with these fine utilities...
Oscar's Vintage Computer Collection has some great stuff on CP/M computers, including one of my favorites, the Epson PX-8!
Here's the Apple III page on Wikipedia...
...and the Apple III pages on Washington Apple Pi's website, a great resource!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 037: The ARPANET

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 037: The ARPANET

HTTP.� FTP.� SMTP.� NNTP.� Many letters, one heritage...

Welcome to Show 037!� This week's Topic: The ARPANET!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Electronics that act like a physical disk drive - awesome idea.� Check
it out at the Semi-Virtual Diskette site!
It's Vegas, Baby!� And Commodore fun!� The
Commodore Vegas Expo (CommVex) 2.0will be held on July 29 and 30, 2006...
An Internet Pioneer Ponders the Next Revolution -
an interview with Robert Taylor on nytimes.com!
Here's a tribute to J C R Licklider,
including a link to a PDF of two of his seminal papers on man-computer synergy
that inspired the Internet.
Wikipedia articles on the ARPANETand Licklider - always a
great place to start.
And here's an online
history of the Internet
, including it's ARPANET heritage, on the Internet
Society website.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 036: The Dot Matrix Printer

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 036: The Dot Matrix Printer

I keep hitting the Control key, but I'm still not in control.

Welcome to Show 036!� This week's Topic: The Dot Matrix Printer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Old Skool Arcade, Modern Day Fun - In Portland, my home town!� Check out
the Ground Kontrol site...
Need to fix up your Commodore computer?� Have a look at
Ray Carlsen's homepage!
More TI 99/4A links - a Yahoo!
group
, and the TI 99ers online User's
Group
!
A Wikipedia article on
the Dot Matrix Printer
...

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 035: The TI 99/4A Microcomputer

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 035: The TI 99/4A Microcomputer

It's not 8 bits, but it's retro.� And it talks...

Welcome to Show 035!� This week's Topic: The Texas Instruments 99/4A
Microcomputer!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Use your old DOS PC as a Commodore hard drive.� How?�
With 64HDD...
A 21st century recreation of a 1960s educational computer toy?� Now, that's
retro!� Check out the
DigiComp I v 2.0from Minds-On Toys.
If you're like me, and you think an Altair looked cooler than your modern-day
LAN party case, have a look at the
AltairPC project
at Briel Computers.
Commodore 64 native code, cooked on a SuperCPU C64 or PC.� Interested?�
Check out Slang, recently
updated!
Wikipedia article on the TI
99/4A
- great info, as always.
Another of my favorite sites, Old Computers Dot Com,
with their
coverage of the 99/4A
.� Check out the forums.
An early 80s
review
of the 99/4A
, from Creative Computing, on the Atari Magazines site.�
Cool!
Want to see some photos of the 99/4A, and it's various stuff?�
Here's a Flickr site that will
get you hooked up.
The TI 99/4A Tech Pages- bits, bytes, schematics, pinouts - it's all here!
There are several emulators for the 99/4A, including the
Win994a simulator.
The excitement continues with an annual fair in Chicago - couldn't find a main
site, but there are
videos of the event
for your viewing enjoyment.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 034: Retro Du Jour (updated)

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 034: Retro Du Jour (updated)

One retro computer, over easy.� Would you like some chips with that?

Welcome to Show 034!� This week's Topic: Retro Du Jour!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Have a look at The Giant
List of Classic Game Programmers
, The Source for Video and Computer Game
History since 1997!
Peter Naur wins ACM'S Turing Award for his work on
ALGOL 60 (Wikipedia Link).
If you've got time, they've got videos -
extensive Computer History Museum footage at Google Video!� Lots of
topics, great information.
C64 HQ - Welcome to the world of C64 nostalgia.�
Check out the Interview section and Audio/Video links, talked about on the show.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 033: The Commodore 64 Demo Scene, Part II

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 033: The Commodore 64 Demo Scene, Part II

SID!� VIC-II!� 6510!� 64K!� It's demo writer heaven...part
II...

Welcome to Show 033!� This week's topic: The Commodore 64 Demo Scene
Part II!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

The Music Animation Machine,
software originally produced on an Atari 800!
Lots of Atari info this week - have a look at the website
for the documentary, Once Upon
Atari
.
And, check out the Tech Roundup
episode
with a look at the Game On
video game exhibit!
Bo Zimmerman's site
has
an extensive archive of NTSC demos
for the C64.
The C64 Scene Database has lots of
info and demo scene releases.
Have a look at Driven Online, a main
focal point of the ongoing C64 NTSC demo scene!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 032: The Commodore 64 Demo Scene, Part I

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 032: The Commodore 64 Demo Scene, Part I

SID!� VIC-II!� 6510!� 64K!� It's demo writer heaven...

Welcome to Show 032!� This week's topic: The Commodore 64 Demo Scene
Part I!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

PDP-10 lives!� Of course, we had no doubt.� Check out
PDP Planet, the portal into Paul Allen's
collection
of DEC systems!
If you get an account on the PDP-10, you'll need documentation, which you can
find at the Manuals for DEC 36-bit
Computers
site.� This site links to bitsavers.org, an extensive and impressive preservation site for systems
documentation and software.
A lost interview with ENIAC co-inventor J. Presper Eckert,
can be found on the computerworld.com site.
Jeri Ellsworth, creator of the C64 DTV and other interesting hardware,
gives a talk at Stanford University on the Google Video link.� (Note
that the video will begin playing immediately on the linked page.)
Bo Zimmerman's site
has
an extensive archive of NTSC demos
for the C64.
The C64 Scene Database has lots of
info and demo scene releases.
Have a look at Driven Online, a main
focal point of the ongoing C64 NTSC demo scene!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 031: A Book Review - Fire In The Valley

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 031: A Book Review - Fire In The Valley
Posted by: retrobits@gmail.com

01001000 01001001 !

Welcome to Show 031!� This week's Topic: A book review - Fire In The
Valley, The Collector's Edition

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

8 bit parallel processing?� Leave it to the Apple II enthusiasts!�
Have a look at the
AppleCrate
!
Yes, you can build your own computer.� And I mean from scratch.� Check
out the Magic-1 Homebrew CPU, and be
sure to look at the "my other projects" page as well.
It's
The
Woz!
� In person, on video, at an event hosted by the Computer History
Museum.� (When you click on the link, the video will start streaming right
away.)
Atari is apparently not doing so well financially,
according
to this article
.� It's kind of sad to see it in dire straits yet again.
Ralph Baer, developer of Pong and Simon,
will be
honored
at a White House ceremony this month.
The Computer Museums and
Retrocomputing Culture
webring has some links that I will have to take a
look at!
Official Website for Fire In The
Valley
...

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 030: The IBM PC Part II

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 030: The IBM PC Part II
Posted by: retrobits@gmail.com

(A)bort, (R)etry, (I)gnore?

Welcome to Show 030!� This week's Topic: The IBM Personal Computer, Part
II!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

A
binary wristwatch, eh?� That's a "bit" unique!
Here's an article
on SID music and music makers
from Cyclic Defrost.
Want to see
a
video of an original IBM 5150 rendering full screen video with color graphics
and sound
?� And they said it couldn't be done...
Here are Wikipedia articles on the IBM PC, and the
CGA color graphics
adapter
.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 029: The IBM PC, Part I

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 029: The IBM PC, Part I
Posted by: retrobits@gmail.com

640KB.� RAM heaven.

Welcome to Show 029!� This week's Topic: The IBM Personal Computer, Part
I.

Thanks to my son, Joshua, for helping me out with this week's podcast!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Digital Retro - a book with info
and pictures about a wide variety of retro computers.� Check it out!�
Is your favorite in there?� Some of mine are...
A non retro link?� Sure, why not?� The
BoltTalk podcast and blog
covers the San Diego Chargers, a US professional
football team.� And, the host listens to Retrobits...
The London-based Science Museum
announces a Â1 million
partnership with Nintendo
.� Excellent!
The
IT Crowd from Channel 4 in the UK - funny, and retrocomputing aware!
More fun stuff on the Byte Cellarvintage computing blog...Amigas in FPGA, Sharp X68000, and more!
As usual, great entry on Wikipedia
for the topic of the week, the IBM PC!
� Check out some of the
corresponding links also!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
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on the PETSCII
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Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 028: Random Bits and Bytes

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 028: Random Bits and Bytes
Posted by: retrobits@gmail.com

Just flew in from LA, and boy are my arms tired...

Welcome to Show 028!� This week's Topic: Random Bits and Bytes!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Always wanted to use a Cray?�
Give it a try!
Check out the Commodore
Article Index
- lots of interesting reading!
The NorthWest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo
2006
- how about that, a retro event up my way!� (Seattle, WA)
Ads from old computers - they're fun to look at!� Have a look at some at
the Computer History site.
GameBase 64 - an online effort to
preserve Commodore 64 software.� Excellent!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
on the PETSCII
Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 027: BASIC

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 027: BASIC
Posted by: retrobits@gmail.com

10 PRINT "Hello, Retrobits Listeners!"
20 GOTO 10

Welcome to Show 027!� This week's Topic: The Beginner's All-Purpose
Symbolic Instruction Code (or BASIC, for short...)

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

More Commodore news - here's
an interview with Bil Herdon the Commodore Plus/4 Worldwebsite!
Check out the Vintage Computing and
Gaming
website for "adventures in collecting, playing, and hacking vintage
computing and gaming devices."
If you're in the US and interested in products from Individual Computers (e.g.,
the Retro Replay), then have a look at the C64 Reloaded Store.
As always, it's all there on Wikipedia - articles on the
BASIC
programming language
, Dartmouth BASIC, and the
Dartmouth
Timesharing System
!
Want to program in BASIC on modern day systems?� Have a look at
FreeBASIC,
DarkBASIC,
BlitzBASIC, or
Visual BASIC.NET 2005.

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the
Retrobits
Podcast forum
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Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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12. BitFellas 10th anniversary! BitFellas 2016-03-29 11116
13. Uphold the Law BBS currently offline! BBS 2008-04-02 11013
14. Analysis - a music and art disk for the web BitFellas 2016-08-14 10966
15. Controversial anti-piracy lawyer Freiherr von Gravenreuth commits suicide Misc 2010-02-22 10453
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17. BitFellas ArtCity - The day of the 10k Graphics 2010-06-07 9812
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21. BitJam Episode #100 - Milestone - The Flow BitFellas 2010-01-23 9219
22. Versus #7 announcement Amiga 2016-11-19 9072
23. BitJam Episode #202 - Insert Disk 2 Special BitFellas 2015-10-25 8842
24. BitJam radio's 10th anniversary update BitFellas 2016-09-03 8797
25. BitJam Episode #170 - 2012 In The Mix - Demo Tunes BitFellas 2013-04-14 8730
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27. 4Sceners, 4Players & BitFellas .deMOSZENE present their demo favourites of the year 2016 BitFellas 2017-01-06 8623
28. Amiga 500 / 1200 concert by Yerz (synth) and Pinokio (drums) at AmiReset Party 2015. Amiga 2015-12-01 8536
29. Meteoriks 2017: Winners revealed, see you next year! Website 2017-04-15 8509
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31. BitJam Episode #195 - Manifesto - Dane's Mix From X2014 BitFellas 2014-12-07 8326
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38. BitFellas ArtCity - Breaks 8k Pictures Barrier Graphics 2010-05-03 7966
39. A demo-related thesis published Outreach 2010-06-16 7960
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41. BitJam Episode #180 - Best Keygen Music BitFellas 2013-12-15 7825
42. BitJam Episode #130 - 2010 In The Mix BitFellas 2011-04-10 7812
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44. Season's Greetings from BitFellas and radio update BitFellas 2015-12-23 7705
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47. BitJam Episode #211a + #211b - Analysis Special BitFellas 2016-12-11 7671
48. Previously Unknown Warhol Works Discovered on Floppy Disks from 1985 Misc 2014-04-24 7642
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55. The BitJam BitFellas Main Mashup Compo BitFellas 2010-07-04 7299
56. Demoscene 2008 Viewing Recommendations Outreach 2009-02-13 7213
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59. A blast from the past - Amstrad sold for £125 million to SKY CPC 2007-08-02 7017
60. The new scene world#27 is here, C64 2017-04-27 7009
61. BitJam Episode #178 - 2012 In The Mix - Compo Tunes BitFellas 2013-10-27 6951
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63. BitFellas Android App BitFellas 2015-10-15 6945
64. BitJam Episode #181 - 2012 In The Mix - Compo Tunes Part 2 BitFellas 2013-12-22 6916
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72. BitJam Episode #208 - The MegaSong BitFellas 2016-10-23 6567
73. BitJam Episode #156 - Redux Soundtrack BitFellas 2012-09-16 6531
74. BitJam radio: Massive entertainment! BitFellas 2014-09-07 6508
75. BitFellas: We are 3! BitFellas 2009-03-18 6496
76. Mark 'TDK' Knight - Reawakening - 1st chiptunes for 20 years Music 2012-12-10 6428
77. BitJam Episode #176 - Grand Theft Audio: The Mission Continues BitFellas 2013-07-21 6412
78. mac.scene.org: Major downtime Macintosh 2008-12-30 6406
79. Scene World Podcast #29! - the interview with Jens Schoenfeld of Individual Computers C64 2016-12-29 6370
80. BitJam Episode #192 - Tribute To The Old European ZX Spectrum Scene BitFellas 2014-08-17 6359
81. BitJam Episode #144 - Mitch and Dane - The Jamming Duo BitFellas 2011-11-20 6342
82. Nintendo DS music live Consoles 2009-03-06 6329
83. Commodore: The Amiga Years book launching on Kickstarter on June 15, 2015 Amiga 2015-06-06 6318
84. BitJam Episode #155 - Dancing With ALiEN BitFellas 2012-09-09 6257
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86. Season's Greetings from BitFellas and radio update BitFellas 2016-12-24 6241
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88. BitJam Episode #153 - Big Beats BitFellas 2012-05-27 6074
89. Gaia Machina Final released! PC 2014-03-14 6049
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94. IntrosC64.org: 75 new intros and 35 new groups added C64 2014-08-08 5817
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