TCW Podcast Episode 084 - Time Shared
We lay the groundwork of computer development that led to some of the earliest influential games that would shape the industry. We cover how computers were one-program-at-a-time systems, and it was only through experimentation that were computers developed that could handle multiple inputs at once. We see how Sputnik scared the USA into spending a lot more in the sciences in order to keep up with Russian space development, which benefited computer-based education initiatives. We finish up looking at the proliferation of computers with remote terminals in universities, high schools, and some grade schools. That combined with the high level programing language BASIC set the stage for development, and spread of games!
Castlevania 2 Runner Pays 400/month for Internet: https://youtu.be/C_3Tdjs0iVA?t=1991
The SAGE Systen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06drBN8nlWg
IRQ, DMA, and Address Ports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPKXmGkRxQ8
How Computers Work Overview playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAx_6-wdslM&list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-
Crash Course Computer Science playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpIctyqH29Q&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNlUrzyH5r6jN9ulIgZBpdo
The Story of Sputnik: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhJnt3xW2Fc
"The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov: https://archive.org/stream/Fantasy_Science_Fiction_v006n02_1954-02/Fantasy__Science_Fiction_v006n02_1954-02#page/n125/mode/2up
1963 MIT Timesharing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q07PhW5sCEk
Machine Code and High Level Languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OukpDfsuXE
Birth of BASIC: https://youtu.be/WYPNjSoDrqw
Hello Computer reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkqiDu1BQXY
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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
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