[vcf-midatlantic] List of Vintage Computer Streamers and Podcasters

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Fri May 20 17:38:58 UTC 2022

On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 9:26 AM Hagstrom, Paul via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> What is the goal of the list?  Helping us find something new to listen to
> while driving, something new to watch on YouTube when we find ourselves
> idle?  Finding people to contact about upcoming VCF events?

As Jim Brain said, it was my intention to be personally informed to all the
different podcasters, streams, etc. in the vintage computing world and
related hobbies. I know about a few of them, but not all of them and
certainly not all that I want to know about. The easiest and fastest way
for me is to ask others on this list what they know and recommend. I am
ignorant of the many sites and continuously forget some and don't know
about others. It is helpful for me to make a reference list that I can look
at then trying to find something or someone. I want to start exploring
these different places to see who they are, what they are talking about and
keep updated on what they say and do. As part of the general universe of
vintage computing I would like to stay informed, entertained and educated.

It could also help others to know about some channels that they never heard
of or didn't know about.

A more specific reason is to possibly invite some of them to our show. I
want to evaluate them and the best way to start is to make a list of ones
that others know about. Then I will to see what they are all about, whether
they are relevant and current in the vintage computing world, etc. I have
an idea that I'm exploring for VCF East 2023 and want to do my research
before committing to this idea.

> If the scope gets extended as far as things like reviews of early 1990s PC
> games, or TV/pinball repair, etc., then the list may become huge and
> possibly not usefully serving the intended purpose.  If it's about
> marketing VCF events, then podcasts whose doors have (or have effectively)
> closed are not very helpful, and the list would require more update
> attention for it to avoid going out of date.

Yes. I can see how the list will likely be spread out and segmented into
other areas, and I may at some point separate them into a distinct tabs. I
don't intend to make a comprehensive, constantly updated database. For the
time being it is quick and dirty and for educational and informational
purposes only. Think of it as a recommendation list by individuals onto a
bulletin board. Take it as-is which is a bunch of peoples opinions and

> I suspect for better or worse, the number of entries on this list is going
> to be huge without (or maybe even with) some kind of statement of scope.
> Particularly if we're adding people's names too, as we seem to be doing,
> and some of these channels/podcasts involve several people each.  It may be
> an interesting resource to have, but it'll be a project just to read the
> list.

Everyone is free to read or not read the list. If it is too much for
someone, then they don't need to read the list and find their information
in other ways. Google is a good start.  In addition, anyone can offer a
helpful suggestion to make it easier to read. Anyone is free to do their
own searching. Some people might actually enjoy browsing a list such as

> I'm guessing this is just intended to be a list of "interesting things to
> check out, and people who have done interesting things in the past who
> might do something interesting in the future that isn't yet on the list"
> but it would be useful to have a kind of mission statement if the public is
> helping with updates and additions.

Having public help is useful.

This list is not intended to be an endorsement of any kind. It is neither
implied, nor intended. Use at your own risk. VCF is not responsible for any
consequences of watching or listening to these people.

== Jeff Brace

>  -Paul
> > On May 20, 2022, at 9:03 AM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 8:58 AM RETRO Innovations via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On 5/20/2022 7:32 AM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >>> And here is the list of which channels they are on. I'm not sure if all
> >> are
> >>> on YouTube or some are on other platforms such as Twitch.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PaOfvE8ACbgf4Ssg0pU_RkYeJlrn2PbshXtsjj_6hmU/edit?usp=sharing
> >>
> >> podcasts may not be on YT or Twitch, as they are not video. Also, some
> >> are accessible in multiple locations (Twitch and YT)
> >>
> >> Are you requesting help to complete the list (it's view only, so hard to
> >> provide updates)?
> >>
> >
> > At first I thought that I would update, but I think the people on this
> list
> > are trustworthy ; I will open it up. As well as the text only list.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> It might be nice, if this is to grow into a reference, to put in focus
> >> or context for them.  Some cover historical aspects, some are
> >> hardware-focused, others are gaming focused, etc.
> >>
> >
> > Yes. I agree. This is part of the reason that I wanted to do this, a
> > reference, for me personally and for the general public.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Jim
> >>

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