Interview with Brian Bagnall, Author “Commodore, A Company on the Edge”
Welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast, where old computers survive to tell another tale. My name is Randy Kindig. In the previous couple of episodes, I covered the history of the Vic-20 computer with the help of Neil Harris, Brian Bagnall, and Michael Tomczyk. Although I used some audio clips from each of those gentlemen to walk through the history timeline, I actually have a full-blown interview with each that I want to share with you over the span of three episodes. I’ve already published the interview with Michael Tomczyk, leader of the Vic Commando Team and assistant to Jack Tramiel. Next up, I am publishing the interview with Brian Bagnall, author of the book “Commodore, A Company on the Edge” and who is working on the follow-up book “Commodore: The Amiga Years”.
Before we get to that, I will very briefly cover upcoming shows and a bit of feedback, but then we will get right into the interview with Brian Bagnall.
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Links Mentioned in the Show:
- Over 150 Commodore VIC-20 Cartridges In Under 1½ Hours by Kieren Hawkin – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej5CS4Wv9UE
- Upcoming Shows
- VCF East – http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/, March 31-April 2, 2017, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ
- CoCoFest – April 22 & 23, 2017 – Lombard, IL – http://www.glensideccc.com/cocofest/index.shtml
- VCF Southeast 5.0 – April 29 & 30, 2017, Roswell, GA – http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/otherevents/vintage-computer-festival-southeast/
- TI Fest West – Saturday April 29th from 9 am to 5 pm, Oak Tree Restaurant in Woodland, Washington – http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260465-fest-west-2017/
- Pacific Commodore Expo at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle on June 10-11 2017 – https://www.facebook.com/events/1171192169619276/
- KFest – https://www.kansasfest.org/, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, July 18th-23rd
- Commodore Vegas Expo v13 – July 29-30, 2017, California Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada – http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
- Vintage Computer Festival West – August 5-6, 2017, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA – http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-west-xi/
- VCFMW – September 9-10, Elk Grove Village, IL – http://vcfmw.org/ , https://www.facebook.com/events/805945506224113/
- Tandy Assembly – October 6-8, 2017 – Chillocothe, OH – http://www.tandyassembly.com/https://www.facebook.com/events/671911082972172/
- Chicago TI International World’s Faire – October 15, Evanston, IL – http://www.chicagotiug.com/tiki-index.php?page=Faire
- World of Commodore – first weekend in December – Toronto – http://www.tpug.ca/
- Atari XEGS Cart by Cart Podcast – http://xegs8bit.com/
“Commodore, A Company on the Edge” by Brian Bagnall – http://www.amazon.com/dp/0973864966/?tag=flodaypod-20This post was originally published on this site.