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The Computer Price Wars Part 1

October 15, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 172 - The Computer Price Wars part 1

 

Part one of our live recording as we cover the Computer Price Wars. We focus on the development of the PC market. The state of computers in the home. The hobbyist computer market, and the major players involved. We see the rapid development of computers and the shift to pre-assembled PCs. We wrap up by looking at the major players of the late 70s and early 80s.  The build-up to a price war that would eventually devastate the entire industry.

 

TCW 025 - Mattel Electronics?: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/mattel-electronics/

The Story of the Mattel Aquarius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReUNJLwqSbo

APF Imagination Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgpcZ1m4XY

Atari 800 Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA-euwYrAzw

TRS 80 Model 1 Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-6_D3cRXws

Star Raiders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxbYwekgRz4

 

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Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book, published Dec 2019, is available at CRC Press and at major on-line retailers: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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