Our Friend the Computer

NABU (Pre-Internet Networks)

June 07, 2022 Our Friend the Computer Season 1 Episode 10
Our Friend the Computer
NABU (Pre-Internet Networks)
Show Notes

Back from London, Camila tells Ana about Canada's NABU network which  operated via cable television services. It also could be considered one of the first examples of a 'streaming' subscription model for entertainment! The girls discuss the progression of streaming services, video game development, and their love of computer history museums. 

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Main research for the episode was done by Camila. Ana audio edited.
Music by Nelson Guay (SoundCloud: fluxlinkages)

Barr, Greg. “Nabu Network dream fades” The Citizen, Ottawa, July 29 1986
- Duhcharme, Jim. “The NABU Network: The Internet before the Internet.” PC World, December 4, 2005
- Lungu, Dov, and Stachniak, Zbigniew. “Following TRACE: The Computer Hobby Movement in Canada.” Scientia Canadensis, vol.34 no. 1, 2011
- Sutcliffe, Mark. “NABU Network an idea well ahead of its time.” The Ottawa Citizen, April 25, 2009
- https://techpolicyinstitute.org/publications/miscellaneous/the-nabu-network-a-great-lesson-but-not-about-openness/
- http://www.cse.yorku.ca/museum/collections/NABU/nabu.htm
- https://todayinottawashistory.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/the-nabu-network/
- https://museum.eecs.yorku.ca/nabu
- https://www.ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/millennium/telidon/telidon_nabu.html
- https://ottawarewind.com/2018/12/02/joystick-the-untold-story-of-ottawas-coke-fueled-1980s-video-game-industry/
- https://doughenningproject.com/2021/08/12/nabu-computer-network-doug-article-advertisement/