Falken's Maze: An 80s Guide to History

The Enemy Knows The System (Part 1 of 5)

Episode Summary

The history of computers is filled with liars, hustlers, tragedy, and genius. In this episode, we discover a tale of incest and betrayal that sets the stage for the birth of the modern computer.

Episode Notes

In Falken's Maze, technologist and former professor Jason Thomas explores the intersection of technology, history, and culture. Created for listeners nostalgic for the 80s but who also want to understand the complexities of today, our show demystifies the world's most compelling technologies and events through 80's movies, music, and television.

This is where history, tech, and retro pop collide.

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  1. Styx - Mr. Roboto (Live 1983)
  2. 1816, The Year without a Summer by Gillen D’Arcy Wood
  3. Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  4. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson