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RCR Episode 136

RCR Episode 136

Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Ken Gagne, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Host's Topic: Old computers de-composing

Dr. Peter Thorne stopped by TNMOC and talked about CSIRAC, Australia's oldest computer, and indeed the world's oldest existing computer—and also explained that it will almost certainly not be restored, but kept instead in original, but non-working, condition. Discuss.

Retro Computing News:

CSIRAC won't work again
RCR YouTube channel
2015 megapodcast (RCR 105)
CoCo Crew
How Australia played the world's first music on a computer (Australian Geographic)
CSIRAC - the first computer to play music (ABC Science)
Trevor Pearcey interview (1996)
A timeline of 1-bit music (1-bit forum)
The hacker, the scrapheap, and the first Apollo computer
Lode Runner Total Recall (HTML5)
Omnivore, Jumpman Level Design contest
Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation

Chris Klimas interview (Polygamer #50)

“Multimedia LPs” on the RCR Facebook gr