The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 293, With Special Guest Anil Dash

The Talk Show

‘I’m More of a Porkins Guy’, With Anil Dash

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Special guest Anil Dash joins the show. Topics include the 25th anniversary of Windows 95, and the parallels between the cyber era of computing and today’s App Store controversies.

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Anil on Windows 95.

Jason Snell with the Mac user’s (and MacUser’s) take on Windows 95.

My take on Snell’s take.

Microsoft’s Windows 95 “Start Me Up” commercial.

Francisco Tolmasky’s observation on Apple’s control over iOS stifling innovation.



How 728,000 “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial” Atari 2600 cartridges wound up in a landfill).

Vectrex, the vector-display home video game system I nearly pissed my pants to play.

Classic Mac OS’s curiously-named built-in text editor TeachText and its successor,


OS/2 Warp.

OS/2 Frequently Launched Criticisms.

Michael Sippey demoing TypePad for iPhone at WWDC 2008.

This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.