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hpr1252 :: The Long Road To Linux

Beeza has been in the IT world for a long time

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Hosted by Beeza on 2013-05-21 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
minicomputer, daisywheel, winchester disk, FORTRAN77, DEC VAX, VMS, VAXcluster, IBM AS/400. 2.
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Duration: 00:31:35


Over about 30 years Beeza has been a software developer and tester, a system designer and technical author. In that time he's worked with a wide range of software, hardware and technologies. From DOS and the early days of Windows and the Mac, through to his conversion to Linux, he's seen great changes in the way we develop software and use computers. Not all the changes have necessarily been for the better, though.

For anyone who's been around the IT world for a while, this may be a short trip down memory lane. For relative newcomers, it may come as a surprise to discover just how much was achieved years ago with so few resources.


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Comment #1 posted on 2013-05-21 14:17:32 by pokey


What a fantastic show. I loved it. It was interesting, informative, educational and nostalgic, and your summation at the end was perfect. Decisive and upbeat. I hope to hear much more from you. Thank you.

Comment #2 posted on 2013-05-30 16:48:15 by Brad

Printer Sounds

Great podcast, the machine details and technology progression were very informative. I'm looking forward to future episodes!

You're segment about recognizing the printer sounds reminded me of a Man or AstroMan? show that I went to a while back. They brought out and Apple II with a Dot Matrix printer and played a song titled A Simple Text File. A pretty interesting and nostalgic use of the now antiquated technology in music.

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