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The Video Game Newsroom Time Machine is a weekly retro gaming podcast in which we travel back in time to see what was making headlines 40, 30, and 20 years ago in the arcade, video game, and computer gaming business and interview industry veterans. 

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Jul 17, 2022

Before we got all our information from the internet, magazines were the primary way of learning about specialty topics like computing. Randal Kottwitz was part of two major early pillars in this field, SoftSide magazine, as it transitioned from being a pamphlet with Basic programs to a full blown magazine with attached floppy disks and tapes and MacUser magazine, the go-to source for information about Apple's revolutionary 16 bit computer the Macintosh.

We talk about publishing, visions for the future of a digital life in the 80s and so, so much more!

Recorded September 2021.

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