Saturday Nov 13, 2021

40 Years of the BBC Micro - The experts weigh in! This Week In Retro 57

This week on TWiR we talk about snooping through old hard drives, what treasures can they contain? The BBC Micro is 40 and the people that know all about it are getting back together for a special event. Rest in Peace Mr. Dotman, the creator of Pac Man, Hiroshi Ono, has died. How Mini is Too Mini? Is this new Thumby just too small?


All this plus our community question of the week on This Week in Retro!


0:00 Show Open & Charity Calendar

1:58 Retro Hard Drives Uncovered

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/vintage-computers-data

11:54 The BBC Micro Turns 40

https://www.tnmoc.org/events/2021/11/30/experts-reunited-for-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-bbc-micro

22:07 Rest in Peace Mr. Dotman

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/legendary-namco-pixel-artist-hiroshi-mr-dotman-ono-has-died/

28:09 How Mini is Too Mini?

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/19/worlds-smallest-video-games-console-is-the-size-of-your-thumb-15449845/?ito=article.desktop.share.top.link

35:18 Community Question of the Week


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This Week in Retro is a weekly roundup of the hottest stories from the world of retro gaming and computing, voted on by you, the listener! Hosted by Neil from RMC and John Shawler from Amigos Retro Gaming.


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