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The Computers in My Life

It was a Commodore Vic 20. We were up North at our Grandma’s house for Christmas in 1981. Our cousins had a Vic20 and we played some cool games. When we got home at the end of the week, we opened our presents and low and behold, we had a Vic 20. I swear I got up early every day of Winter break to play on this new machine. I did have to fight for use with the rest of my family, but I think I got some good time on it. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.2MB)...

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Fakes on the Internet

Fakes. Throughout time we’ve had to deal with those who want to pass something off as an original. Sometimes we are not fooled. Other times we go years thinking that it’s the real thing until some new technology tells us different. In the last week I’ve seen many fake photos of different items – most notably the Large GPS picture and Windows 7 screenshots. There is even a video out there that supposedly displays Windows 7 functionality. While impressive, it makes me wonder if someone is trying to pass these off to make a quick buck? Podcast: Play in new...

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It’s the End of the DVD As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

That’s great, it started with video tapes, movies in the home at 8, Lenny Bruce is still not afraid. I remember when we got our first VCR. It was a Betamax and we had some of the coolest movies. Of course, the Beta went the way of the do do bird. Then it was VHS. Come and almost gone. Now it’s the DVDs turn. Earlier in the year the big question was “Who was going to replace DVD’s: HD DVD or Blu-Ray?” Now we know that answer – but does it matter? Blu-Ray players really haven’t been selling like hotcakes...

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This week in Tech History- 4-07-08

Brought to you by Gotomeeting.com. Get your 30 day free trial. Events covered: First Blu-Ray Player IBM 360 First SpaceShuttle Spacewalk Atari Opens it’s doors Synthetic Rubber Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.6MB) Podcast (quickcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:02 — 4.6MB)

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This week in Tech History- 3-31-08 – WOZ buys Apple

Experimenting with the time for TWITH. Let me know if you like the longer version. Some topics in History discussed -When Steve Wozniak (aka WOZ) bought Apple… -Coffee, twinkies and velcro -IBM Portables -First Video Game Death -GMail -Mozilla and Netscape. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.1MB) Podcast (quickcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:57 — 4.1MB)

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This week in Tech History- 3-17-08

Monday brings This Week in Tech History – a look at what happened this week for geek.   Some Highlights of the week St Patty’s Day! DVD Players MIR Microsoft DOS BLEEM Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.4MB) Podcast (quickcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:18 — 2.4MB)

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Vocalo.org Ep 9 – Meet Men At the Apple Store

The show is here: http://vocalo.org/play/?playerID=14126 This week in Geek -1983 IBM XT announced – 1991 WWW goes online – 2007 iPod gets Patent Sprint unlimited Bundle Meet Men at the Apple store? 10 Great iPhone Apps Feature:Wikileaks gone, Wikileaks back again. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (6.4MB)