Welcome to the Memory Protection Acquisition Rejection List, a collection of companies that are somehow still around. That is to say, they existed during the time period we cover on the show and never got swallowed up by larger companies—or if they did, they then got spun off. We salute these stalwarts: may their niches never die, and may their arcane services be ever desired.


Aspyr Media, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher founded by Michael Rogers and Ted Staloch in Austin, Texas. Originally founded to bring top gaming titles to Mac OS, the company, since 2005, has become a publisher and developer of entertainment for multiple gaming platforms. Wikipedia


Matrox is a producer of video card components and equipment for personal computers and workstations. Based in Dorval, Quebec, Canada, it was founded in 1976 by Lorne Trottier and Branko Matić. The name is derived from "Ma" in Matić and "Tro" in Trottier. Wikipedia


Claris International Inc., formerly FileMaker Inc., is a computer software development company formed as a spin-off from Apple Computer in 1987. Wikipedia

Saint Song / Unicomp Laboratories

Makers of the much loved, never seen Espresso PC - Josh & Matt very much want to experience the dream of tiny computing.