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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Oct 6, 2020

Episode 29 features Sean Haas, host and creator of Advent of Computing, "a podcast about the shocking, intriguing, and all too often relevant history of computing. A lot of little things we take for granted today have rich stories behind their creation."

We discuss the importance of computer history, our device history, and generally geek out about technology.

During the episode we cover:

  • Why Computer History?
  • First computers
  • Learning from Failure
  • Looking back to look forward
  • Starting Advent of Computing
  • The Altair
  • Xerox PARC
  • Early Internet
  • The mouse
  • The undocumented history of computers
  • Research
  • And much more...

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You can also hear more Palmer in the meantime on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier and as mentioned on this show as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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