The History of Computing

By Charles Edge

Computers touch all most every aspect of our lives today. We take the way they work for granted and the unsung heroes who built the technology, protocols, philosophies, and circuit boards, patched them all together - and sometimes willed amazingness out of nothing. Not in this podcast. Welcome to the History of Computing. Let's get our nerd on!

  1. 1.
    An Abridged History Of Instagram
    21:15
  2. 2.
    Before the iPhone Was Apple's Digital Hub Strategy
    24:14
  3. 3.
    The WELL, an Early Internet Community
    19:08
  4. 4.
    Tesla: From Startup To... Startup...
    29:18
  5. 5.
    PayPal Was Just The Beginning
    17:15
  6. 6.
    Playing Games and E-Learning on PLATO: 1960 to 2015
    33:36
  7. 7.
    So Long, Fry's Electronics
    16:52
  8. 8.
    Apple 1997-2011: The Return Of Steve Jobs
    25:30
  1. 9.
    From Moveable Type To The Keyboard
    17:05
  2. 10.
    Apple and NeXT Computer
    14:11
  3. 11.
    Apple's Lost Decade
    15:16
  4. 12.
    The Unlikely Rise Of The Macintosh
    21:13
  5. 13.
    On Chariots of the Gods?
    13:50
  6. 14.
    The Apple Lisa
    16:01
  7. 15.
    Apple: The Apple I computer to the ///
    25:32
  8. 16.
    A Steampunk's Guide To Clockworks: From The Cradle Of Civilization To Electromechanical Computers
    40:52
  9. 17.
    Connections: ARPA > RISC > ARM > Apple's M1
    14:54
  10. 18.
    Bob Tayler: ARPA to PARC to DEC
    14:30
  11. 19.
    WordStar
    10:21
  12. 20.
    The Immutable Laws of Game Mechanics In A Microtransaction-Based Economy
    21:59
  13. 21.
    RFC1
    18:53
  14. 22.
    The Spread of Science And Culture From The Stone Age to the Bronze Age
    31:34
  15. 23.
    The Printing Press
    13:22
  16. 24.
    The Scientific Revolution: Copernicus to Newton
    20:49
  17. 25.
    The First Analog Computer: The Antikythera Device
    16:25
  18. 26.
    The Evolution and Spread of Science and Philosophy from the Classical Age to the Age of Science
    20:14
  19. 27.
    The Evolution and Spread of Science and Philosophy from the Bronze Age to The Classical Age
    31:23
  20. 28.
    From Antiquity to Bitcoin: A Brief History of Currency, Banking, and Finance
    39:19
  21. 29.
    How Not To Network A Nation: The Russian Internet That Wasn't
    20:06
  22. 30.
    From The Press To Cambridge Analytica
    28:34
  23. 31.
    The Troubled History Of Voting Machines
    32:32
  24. 32.
    The Intergalactic Memo That Was The Seed Of The Internet
    15:24
  25. 33.
    Cybernetics
    12:49
  26. 34.
    PGP and the First Amendment
    14:15
  27. 35.
    1996: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
    8:56
  28. 36.
    Claude Shannon and the Origins of Information Theory
    11:26
  29. 37.
    A Retrospective On Google, On Their 22nd Birthday
    18:43
  30. 38.
    The Oregon Trail
    11:47
  31. 39.
    SimCity
    12:02
  32. 40.
    Pixar
    10:49
  33. 41.
    Sketchpad
    6:30
  34. 42.
    One Year Of History Podcasts
    7:15
  35. 43.
    The History Of Python
    15:43
  36. 44.
    The Great Firewall of China
    11:42
  37. 45.
    The Great Web Blackout of 1996
    11:16
  38. 46.
    America Online (AOL)
    19:08
  39. 47.
    Bill Gates Essay: Content Is King
    9:56
  40. 48.
    ALGOL
    8:36
  41. 49.
    The Homebrew Computer Club
    9:35
  42. 50.
    Konrad Zuse
    9:33

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