The ReTech YouTube Channel by Phil Kruman


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Today I’ll be writing a bit about one of my favorite YouTube channels, namely ReTech by Phil Kruman.

His channel is dedicated to retro and vintage computers, games, consoles, and associated hardware. This includes related devices, such as keyboards and cameras as well.

You will find videos about computers such as BBC Micro, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and many more. Whatever classic computer you are interested in, there is a big chance Phil Kruman has had a look at it. πŸ™‚

In many of his videos, he goes into great depth about the history and the context of the products he looks at. An example is one of his most recent ones, which is about the Acorn Electron. Here he presents us with not only the specifications of the computer or how it was used but also what happened when it was released, which other computers did it compete with, and so forth. Great stuff! πŸ™‚

Recently he has also looked at newer machines, such as the Acer Aspire One netbook. This computer is now over 10 years old, the first version was released back in 2008, 14 years ago. Can it be considered retro? In some ways, I guess so. The Amiga 1200 I own was certainly retro when I used it in 2008, considering Escom went out of business in 1996, and no more of them were produced.

Having used the Acer Aspire One for many years, Phil Kruman tells us stories about how and when it was used, and what it was capable of. I found it very entertaining and interesting, and it gives us a perspective on how technology ages. Netbooks are no longer popular as they were back then since mobile phones and tablets have become the norm. But back then, a few years before 2010 and sometime after, netbooks were popular for portability. It is good to see computers like that getting some attention in 2022. πŸ™‚

Now, Phil Kruman has made a ton of videos over the last few years. I will not list them all here, but I highly recommend you visit his channel and have a look. πŸ™‚ Here is the link:

Hope you’ll have a look at his videos.

Thanks for both visiting my blog and for reading. πŸ™‚

See you in another post here on Old School Game Blog!

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