Category Archives: Other Platform

The iPod Turns 10 Years Old

Today is the iPod’s 10th birthday. On October 23, 2001, Steve Jobs took the stage at an Apple Special Event and unveiled to the world Apple’s take on the digital music player, and their entry into the consumer electronics world. … Continue reading

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Andy Hertzfeld of Original Macintosh Team Designed Google+ Circle Editor

So, the big news of the week has been Google+, the search giant’s latest stab at the social network thing. I was lucky enough to get an invite early on and, I must say, I’m liking the service so far. … Continue reading

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The iPhone 4 Rides a Kite

I am presently on vacation at the beach with the family. Bethany Beach, Delaware. Yesterday it was extremely windy and I flew my sort-of box kite that can only fly in high winds. And, then it occurred to me — … Continue reading

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A Trove of Apple Promo Videos from the ’80s and ’90s

For a few years now I’ve been sitting on two DVDs full of Apple promotional videos that someone put together and auctioned on eBay. Happily, most of the content was new to me. The videos promote various Apple systems, primarily … Continue reading

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Apple’s “Dynabook” Birthed the iPhone, It Turns Out…

Back in late January I posted my thoughts on the iPad and the change that it will bring. It was my last post, actually; I thought I’d let it sit out there on top for a while, in hopes that … Continue reading

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A Brick for Some Bytes: My First Hard Drive

The first hard disk I ever owned was a MiniScribe. It was a “hard card” arrangement from some mail order place with a shamrock / Irish themed magazine ad [UPDATE: apparently, Shamrock Computers]. The 30MB drive cost, I think, $350 … Continue reading

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Tempest and Jaguar and Nuon — Oh My!

I remember how great video games were when I was a kid. “Real” video games. I’m talking early ’80s. And I say “real” because, quite unlike the situation over the past 10 years, home computers and consoles were not anywhere … Continue reading

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My New TRS-80 Model 4

In my last post, I mentioned that I had rearranged my basement computer room to make room for a new addition to the Byte Cellar. Well, my latest acquisition finally arrived: a TRS-80 Model 4, my first Tandy / Radio … Continue reading

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Epson PX-8 As Mac OS X Dumb Terminal

Let me first say “no.” I am not in the process of transforming this retro computing blog of mine into Byte Cellar: All Things As Mac OS X Dumb Terminals. Honest! But yes, I do seem to suffer from a … Continue reading

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Scans: 1984 Review Of Epson PX-8 Laptop

I listened to a good number of Earl Evans’ Retrobits podcasts while on my recent vacation to the Outer Banks. (Earl has even seen fit to make mention of Byte Cellar in a few of his shows.) While all I’ve … Continue reading

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