Category Archives: News

The Era of American Computer Magazines Has Drawn to a Close

I’ve been buying a copy of Maximum PC magazine at the airport newsstand on every long-distance trip I’ve taken over the past two decades. I’m primarily a Mac user but Maximum PC, which started life as boot, bought at these … Continue reading

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I Sit at the Round Table (And Dance Whene’er I’m Able)

Just a quick post here to share a notable update to my retrocomputing activities of late that has proven to be a very enjoyable addition, indeed. Early this year, I sat down at the Retro Computing Roundtable and partook of … Continue reading

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The Retro Was Strong at the Smithsonian’s SAAM Arcade 2017 in D.C.

Last weekend my family and I attended the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s SAAM Arcade event in Washington D.C. SAAM Arcade is an annual event, free to the public, featuring a wide variety of video games both modern, spotlighting indie developers, … Continue reading

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Remembering the Opening of the First Apple Store, 15 Years Later

Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the opening of the first Apple retail stores, one at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia and one at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California. Together the stores saw nearly 8,000 people and $600,000 in … Continue reading

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Help Support the new Retrocomputing Stack Exchange Q&A Site

I am a developer and, as such, I use Stack Overflow as a resource quite often. Its great overall format really cuts to the chase as far as getting an issue resolved. Stack Exchange hosts a number of other interesting … Continue reading

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The Tandy CoCo to Get Its Own ‘Soul of a New Machine’

Ever since reading The Soul of a New Machine, Tracy Kidder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the creation of a 32-bit minicomputer, I’ve been a hound for any such works offering behind-the-scenes looks at such periods of silicon genesis. They are, to me, … Continue reading

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Wait — Not Another Apple Podcast?!

Oh, dear lordy, no!! Yes, in fact, it’s true. But it’s not not another Apple podcast — it’s the Not Another Apple Podcast?! The podcast in question is a twice-a-month show hosted by myself and computer historian David Greelish of … Continue reading

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HP Fires Alan Kay

HP has been doing some “house cleaning” of late and it seems that among the casualties is Silicon Valley legend Alan Kay who was part of HP’s Advanced Software Research team, one of four research projects that HP cut in … Continue reading

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