Tree showing the evolution of computers used by the U.S. Army from the ENIAC.
Tree showing the evolution of computers used by the U.S. Army from the ENIAC. (source: Martin H. Weik on Wikimedia Commons)

In this episode of the Hardware podcast, I talk with Dave Rauchwerk, founder and CEO of Next Thing Co., makers of C.H.I.P., the $9 computer.

Discussion points:

Rauchwerk’s click spiral: the 1992 PBS documentary mini-series “The Machine That Changed the World,” about the history of computers up to that point. It included prescient predictions, including segments on artificial intelligence and virtual reality.