27th September 2009

Last updated: 27 September 2009

We always like to serve up up a big, mouthwatering plate of science and technology on Science Café and this week's programme has extra chips - silicon chips that is.

This week we look back to the dawn of the digital age as we find out more about a new TV series which returns a family back to an age before mobile phones, the internet and video - yes all the way back to the 1970s. The makers of Electric Dreams join Adam Walton on the programme to take a nostalgic look at the earliest gadgetsand life before so much of the technology we now rely on so heavily.

And sticking with the retro theme, Adam talks to Matthew Eagles of Wrexham, an enthusiast for early eighties home computers and proud owner of an early Acorn Electron.

One of the disadvantages of the digital age is the ease with which you can post pictures,comments and blog entries which you late come to regret. Blogger Rhodri Marsden recalls some regretful incidents - and Ben Camm-Jones, of WebUser Magazine offers some sound advice on how to avoid embarrassing yourself.

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