Welcome to Episode 39 of the Outliers Inn – The Man behind the curtain
Topic: This episode finds us short of guests, but the show must go on.! So, in an act of desperation and in search of fresh meat, we look inward and bring Chas – our podcast technician extraordinaire – from behind the curtain and into the spotlight. Little did we know we were going to enter “Dr Whoopee’s Wayback Machine” and go back in time to discuss the earliest in personal computer technology. Names like “Sinclair” and “Apple-II” – when a 20 MEGAbyte hard drive and 640 KILObytes of memory was the most anyone could ever possibly need – and a 40 MEGAbyte hard drive was living like a Saudi Prince. Then there were the classic arcade games like Asteroids and Defender that are largely lost in time – except the movie “Pixel” brought them back from being the technology equivalent of cave drawings. So pull-up a stool, open a can of Stroh’s or Utica Club and enjoy the show!