MiniDisc – Doc’D #62

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementation and lasting legacy of the MiniDisc media format.

1) MiniDisc Community Portal [minidisc.org]
2) The Oddity Archive, Episode 120: MiniDisc [https://youtu.be/HRlm7_ARJjI]
3) “RIP MiniDisc, 1992-2013” by Sascha Segan for PC Magazine, February 1, 2013 [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415014,00.asp] Continue reading “MiniDisc – Doc’D #62”

The Walkman – Doc’D #14

In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, the awesomeness and the legacy of the Sony Walkman. Continue reading “The Walkman – Doc’D #14”

MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131

http://blip.tv/practitionerd/merry-day-after-christmas-wired-131-7132300

It’s time for Episode #131 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses affordable housing that merges the city and the forest, my favorite tech devices that died early deaths, the return of the mighty ZX Spectrum, and HO-HO-HO, it’s Santa Mick Foley! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131”

Ahead of Their Time: My 4 Favorite Gadgets That Died Too Soon

Perhaps the greatest tragedy in tech are the heaps of gadgets tossed on the metaphorical funeral pyre too early. Maybe it was poor marketing, an unfounded lack of support, or simply bad timing that did them in, but whatever the case, they died much too soon.  These four pieces of forward-thinking hardware were more a refinement on an already existing platform, and while in some cases bits and pieces of these machines have trickled into other products and services, but all of these gadgets share the fate of extinction. Poor, poor devices….

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Doc’D #10 – The Zip Disk Format

In this month’s episode of Document’D, host Montez McCrary takes a trip to the good ol’ dead media format graveyard to discuss the Zip format, its technical specifications, history, and legacy.
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