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   LATEST ADDITIONS
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 800
Based on the MCM 70 / 700 (see this entry for more info), the MCM 800 followed in 1976. It was faster, included 16 KB RAM (instead of 8 KB for the 700), and included the ability to drive an external monitor. Among other things, MCM 800s were used in one of the first french industrial network called Gixinet (along with ARCnet). This was a token-bus type network developped by the Gixi company....
IMLAC PDS-1
The Imlac PDS-1 is a graphical minicomputer made by Imlac Corporation (founded in 1968) of Needham, Massachusetts. The PDS-1 debuted in 1970 and is considered to be the predecessor of all later graphical minicomputers and modern computer workstations. The PDS-1 had a built-in display list processor and 4096 16-bit words of core RAM. The PDS-1 used a vector display processor for displaying vector graphics as opposed to the raster graphics of modern computer displays. The PDS-1 was often used with...
COMMODORE  C64 Golden Jubilee
Between 1984 (in the U.S.) and 1986 (in Germany), Commodore International celebrated the 1,000,000 machines sold mark in these respective countries by issuing special "Gold" editions of the Commodore C64. These machines were regular C64 models, except they were Golden-colored and fixed on a commemorative plate. The following information comes from Death Adder : Until December 1986, 1,000,000 Commodore 64s were sold in Germany. On this occasion, Commodore Buromaschinen GmbH (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
MICRODIGITAL TK EXTended
TK Extended was a local version of PC-XT, launched by Microdigital in 1988. To minimize the technological gap between American and Brazilian models, the manufacturer offerred an upgrade card, named Cometa 286 (Comet 286), which goal was to replace the processor with a 7.15 MHz 20286 Intel processor, and also a 20287 math co-processor. This model marked the end of Microdigital, the same manufacuter of TK family, which included Sinclair ZX-81 (TK-85...
MICRODIGITAL TK-85
After the TK80, TK82 and TK83 the TK85 was the last ZX-81 compatible machine Microdigital produced. However it wasn't only a simple copy of the ZX-81 but featured several useful enhancements. Its rubber keyboard and case were similar to the Spectrum's and were much more pactical for intensive use. The 10 KB ROM held an improved version of the Sinclair's Basic with strings management and editing facility, as well a...
APPLE  MACINTOSH Plus
The Macintosh Plus was the first real improvement on the Macintosh 128 (The Macintosh 512 was only a Mac 128 with 512 KB RAM). It had a lot of new features: the extended ROM held the new version of Mac OS, enhanced graphics libraries, drivers for hard-disk and external floppy-disk units, a SCSI bus, AppleTalk networking and the new file manager: HFS (Hierarchical File System). The new floppy-disk unit could use double-sided 800 KB disks (only one-sided 400...
COMMODORE  AMIGA 4000
In 1992 Commodore launched the most advanced Amiga yet. The A4000 used the AGA chipset to allow it to show 256,000 colours on screen from a palette of 16.8 million, as well as the new Workbench 3 that introduced the concept of among other things, datatypes. The Amiga 4000 is one of the most powerful Amigas ever made. As a replacement for the A3000 & A3000T, the A4000 was a combination of the A2000 (big box), A3000 (vertical slots (integrated hard drive controller) and A1200 (AGA chips). As s...
PHILIPS  VG 8000 / 8010
In 1982-83, Philips was working with Thomson on an European computer standard. As the project didn't make any progress, Philips left the project and joined the MSX standard. The VG 8000, made in France, is the result. It is a very poor MSX computer and is not 100% compliant with the standard : no Centronics port, no Expansion bus, no Audio out, a poor keyboard and a non standard PAL connector. It was pretty expensive and didn't have any success. It was quiclky ...
ACORN COMPUTER  Risc PC
In April 1994, Acorn announced the release of the second generation of ARM machines – the Acorn RISC PC 600. Code named the Medusa project, this was set to replace the then ailing flagship A5000 machine. As the name suggests, one of the main features of this computer was that it could run both Acorn and IBM-PC software side by side. This was achieved by a second CPU slot that could accept a daughter board with a PC CPU, such as a 486 or 586. This second...
COMMODORE  SuperPet
The SuperPET SP9000, also known as Micro-Mainframe or MMF9000, was developed in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. It was primarily designed with universities and scientists in mind. Based on the CBM 8000 series design, The SuperPet has two processors, a standard MOS 6502 like all Pet systems, and a Motorola 6809. It could run all the original C-8000 software as well as modern 680...
HANIMEX  PENCIL II
This Australian computer was in fact built and conceived in Hong Kong by Soundic Electronics, which produced a lot of low-end products at that time. The high-resolution (256 x 192) can only be accessed with at least a 16k RAM extension. The Basic (SD-Basic 2.0) is supplied on a ROM cartridge, it allowed to display up to 32 sprites. The Pencil II also came with an interesting expansion cartridge. The regular cartridge port was the exact same size as a Colecovision cartridge,...
OTRONA Attache
The Otrona Attache was the most wanted transportable computer at the time as it was the smallest of its category. Preceded by the Osborne and Kaypro II, the Attache was also more expensive than its competitors. Compactness has a price! The Attache is this a nice little CP/M system. High-resolution graphics, compact keyboard, 64 KB RAM, real time battery-packed clock, composite video output, delivered with Wordstar, MBasic, CP/M...
UNITRON (BRAZIL) Mac 512
This machine was the first Macintosh clone in the whole world. In Brazil it is almost unknown and there are people who doubt its existence, but it really did exist! This computer almost started a commercial war between Brazil and the United States. Apple persuaded the U.S. government to use everything it could against the Brazilian clone makers (increases in import taxes for brazilian products such as orange juice, shoes, etc.) until this machine was no longer made. Brazil had a tr...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Satoshi Otsuka
5/1/2019
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
I used to work for the company as a design engineer after Pied Pier almost completed design phase. I enjoyed creating new designs especially graphics part using discrete components for next generation projects since no LSI solutions were available at the time. good old day.

Francis Remkiewicz
4/30/2019
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
In 1979 I worked for the IRS in Washington, DC. I convinced the IRS to sole source an AM Jacquard J500 for creating a time and attendance automated system for Headquarters, IRS. I worked with the AMfolks for over 18 months until completion. I was the first to transmit our DC data to the Data Center in Detroit over a 300 baud acoustic coupler.
That application, restructured many times is still in use by the IRS.
By the way, my 3 year old daughter learned to spell on Type-rite. Many a Saturday and Sunday she would accompany her dad to the office. Does anyone remember the heat issues with the J500? The heat in DC regardless of the A/C was a constant problem. I am glad to have been a tiny part of your history.

Cameron
4/26/2019
AMSTRAD  PPC 512 / 640
I still have one.In case with books and all cords.Except for the slew of D cell batteries one needs to have on hand if no plugs or 12v car holes are around it worked like a charm. And you can play some basic games on it.Reaaaaal basic.It is next to me right now. I like to take it to cyber cafes and plop it on a table just to see what people do and how they react.lol

Chris Appleton
4/16/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I''ve just acquired a Husky FC486, non-working. I''d love to get this functioning as I''d like to donate it to my local computer museum but (probably due to the military target market) there''s very little information on it.

It gets power, beeps three times if the digitiser is disconnected but not at all if it''s connected. The screen just shows some coloured lines and it goes no further. Anyone shed any light on where to find service manuals etc?

Pete
4/10/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Just an add-on to Gordon''s comment that he didn''t remember if the Datapoint 1100 came in a cassette only version. It did. I programmed on such a device in the 1975-1977 time frame, and it could do amazing things for its limited hardware specs (at least as compared to the 2200).

Michael Teggin
4/1/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
If anyone has a old Husky from pre 1984 then I’d love to purchase one. Thanks to Alex for reminding everyone my job at 16 without qualifications and an education behind me! Did give me a great grounding with some great people I ‘seeved’ Didn’t do to bad taking over the whole of service and Operations and now mixing it with the directors and board of JLR! :)

Thanks to Husky Computers I got an education and a desire to progress in industry. Brilliant times and sadly missed in Coventry!

Skel
3/24/2019
APPLE  APPLE IIgs
The Apple IIgs was one of the biggest blunders Apple ever did! The Machine had an amazing graphics ability, fantastic sound system, the disk drives were whisper quiet and fast, the computer''s appearance on the desktop was pleasing, backward compatibility, and it''s operating system was the forerunner to the modern Mac one. A lot of care and time went into engineering this beast.

There was just one problem - the blunder was not the fault of the machine. NO, the problem was: Apple''s management was not interested in pushing it and preferred the Mac instead! BIG MISTAKE, if this had become the Mac, they would probably have millions and millions of more Mac users today! Such a waste!

I remember in my senior year in high school, the computer science department had brought in a whole room of these. The Apple IIgs was just better than the first few versions of the Mac at the time and we all preferred to use the IIgs than the Macs! I learned Pascal on the IIgs. I still have fond memories of this computer!


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
MALIBU BIKINI VOLLEYBALL (PA2086)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - beach - sport - volleyball
MINER 2049ER (12)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Big Five Software, Comptiq - 1984
 game - platform
ELIMINATION!
Arcade
Kee Games - 1973
 game - ball and paddle
BEDLAM (VT3305)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
PIN PONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - pinball
TIC-TAC-TOE / SHOOTING GALLERY / DOODLE / QUADRA-DOODLE (VIDEOCART-01)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - mind games - noughts and crosses - paint program
DEFENDER 2000 (J9041E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Williams - 1996
 game - shoot them up
THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - ghost - haunted - lightgun - shooting gallery
HIT ME
Arcade
RamTek - 1976
 game - blackjack - card game
FUN WITH NUMBERS (TV ARCADE II) (18V401)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
MAGIC NUMBERS / MIND READER / NIM (VIDEOCART-08)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mind games
MONSTER BLOCK (#11)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - maze
DAIMAKAIMURA (NAPH-1008)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, NEC Avenue - 1990
 game - platform
ROBO-SQUASH (PA2035)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1990
 game - ball and paddle
ULTRA BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport

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DDP-516

 
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SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
Byte shopper

IMSAI
8080

 
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ORIC
TELESTRAT

 
US advert (1985?)

LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD
PC 8300

 
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SELCOM
Lemon II

 
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SONY
Hit-Bit 55

 
Seequa Chameleon bro...

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Japanese advert

MATSUSHITA
National JR 100

 
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AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
Sord Brochure #2

SORD
M-100ACE

 
First UK advert, Oct...

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
French advert (1981)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
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AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 26

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M203 Mark II

 
U.S. Advert #2 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
U.S. advert (1979)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
1978 brochure #3

MSI
6800

 
UK brochure #3

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Promotional leaflet

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
Australian advert (1...

APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES
Microbee 128

 
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MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
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