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hpr0700 :: Tech Tales of April's Past

Mr Gadgets speaks of Computer History in the context of April

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Hosted by MrGadgets on 2011-04-08 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Don Lancaster, Postscript, PDF, LaserWriter, Apple II. (Be the first).
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Duration: 00:15:49


History of Computing

  • Don Lancaster
    • TV Typewriter Cookbook
    • Electronic kit to turn a TV and keyboard into a teletype replacement
    • Postscript as a language
      • Apple LaserWriter had a Postscript interpreter
      • Usable as a computational engine
    • Contributions to a number of magazines
    • April Fools joke: Apple II extension card using RS232 to make a small matter transporter
  • Bart Busschots (NosillaCast podcast and others)
    • Why does PDF run code and open security holes?

Notes added 2019-07-05


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