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Retro in Just Under an Hour

James is joined by Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott from 'The Retro Hour' to look at what we consider to be retro, why it's so enthralling, and interrupt Ravi's ironing!
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Show Notes

Although we’re not a retro-exclusive show, we do seem to have a lot of guests from the retro community; this week is no different as it’s my delight to be joined by Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott who make up two-thirds of The Retro Hour podcast.

Rather than looking at specific systems, we had a more broad chat about what makes retro so fascinating for us all, what some of our favourite systems are, as well as reliving some fond memories and self-incriminating confessions.

What are your views on retro? Do you disagree with what we consider to be a retro system, do you have memories about encounters with systems, or maybe you had involvement in the development of the systems themselves, or software for them? We’d love to hear from you, so send a note over to [email protected], leave a comment on the post, or start a discussion in Goodpods.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:05: Introductions
  2. 00:03:48: The Computer Chronicles
  3. 00:10:27: Ravi’s Computing Beginnings
  4. 00:15:11: What Do We Consider Retro?
  5. 00:19:21: Why Use Retro Systems?
  6. 00:40:45: Favourite or Oddball Systems
  7. 00:49:48: Where To Start?
  8. 00:53:53: Wrapping Up


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW

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