What I learned from Working on Retro PCs
Presented by: Dennis Garcia As users of technology, it is common for us to always want the latest and greatest. A new phone comes out supporting a larger screen and faster processor, we must have it. Early cassette tapes transitioned towards Compact Disk and later to digital music. We used to buy games on physical media and now have digital subscriptions. All of these advancements open up new opportunities in our growing technical world. However, with all that advancement we often forget about what we have lost in the process. This discussion will focus on how computers have advanced since the early PC days and the challenges each hardware generation was designed to solve, what was left behind, and ways we can get it back. About Dennis Garcia: Dennis Garcia is a computer enthusiast and hardware reviewer for Hardwareasylum.com. Over the years he has done just about everything with a computer from custom system builds, extensive case modifications and extreme overclocking using exotic cooling methods including Liquid Nitrogen, Dry Ice and Phase Change. Dennis started Ninjalane in 1999 as a review site that focused on high-end computer hardware which helped give rise to custom computer hobby we see today. Hardware Asylum started in 2012 when Ninjalane was rebranded and has since expanded to include a bi-weekly podcast focused on the PC enthusiast culture while covering computer hardware, PC gaming and sometimes completely unrelated topics just to keep things interesting.