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A Sony Walkman, belonging to a fictional character named Alex, in the Total 80s Rewind exhibit at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

On this episode of the Week In Geek podcast, we take a trip back to the heyday of Walkmen and the Apple IIe. GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser got to visit the new, interactive Totally 80s Rewind exhibit at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle. He says it’s like stepping straight back into his childhood, although he’s lost his edge for arcade games.

Plus, a controversial lawsuit over the next generation of apples (not the computers, this time) is pitting Washington State University against one of its own spinout companies, agriculture startup Phytelligence. And in other news, a new study from Microsoft sheds light on why so few female students go into tech roles, starting as early as middle school.

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