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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-82
The TK-82, of Microdigital Eletr˘nica Ltda, was one of the first Brazilian home computer anyone could afford. It was a fairly close copy of the Sinclair ZX-80 albeit looking very similar to a Timex TS-1000, the US version of the ZX-81 which was also sold in Brazil. It was the second computer made by Microdigital, after the TK-80, first attempt to produce a ZX-80 copy. The company ...
PANASONIC FH 2000
The FH-2000 was the successor of the Panasonic HHC. Like its predecessor, it was a portable machine intended to run professional custom applications. The computer was solidly built, featuring an IBM/PC-like keyboard and an 8-line LCD display located into the cover. The basic software was comprised of an 8086 BIOS and a BASIC interpreter close to the Microsoft/GW-Basic, stored in one of the four ROM sockets. These sockets provided up to 512 KB of memory area...
NINTENDO Family Computer Keyboard
This is an initiation computer. It was sold as an add-on for the Japanese Famicom (but can't be connected to a NES as it lacks the Famicom's Expantion Port). In fact the system is composed of three parts : the Famicom, the keyboard and the Basic cartidge. The keyboard is connected to the expansion port situated at the front of the Famicom. Then a Basic cartridge must be inserted into the Famicom catridge slot. As the keyboard is almost "empty", most of the Famicom's hardware is used, along w...
COMART Communicator
Comart was the computer system group that took over the Byte Shop/Computerland chain when it had financial difficulties in the late 70s. They were a large company distributing North Star systems, and similar equipments. The Communicator was their first effort in distributing a British-made system. The Communicator is a S-100 bus system based around a main chassis with a 10-slot-mother-board. The system had 64 KB of RAM and came with three variations of dual flo...
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A7000
This machine replaced the A4000/A5000 series and was a lower-cost alternative to the RISC PC. The styling was similar, featuring a very strong but lightweight ABS case with the floppy and CD drive in different places and without the clever stackable case design. Acorn made the A7000 a very neat system, reducing cost by using far fewer components on the motherboard. 4MB is built into the mainboard with a single 72-pin slot for...
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
The X1-D is based on the Sharp X1. The most famous and strong feature of the X1 series is Programmable Charactor Generator (PCG). The X1-D has a 3" disk drive built-in instead of the tape recorder of the original X1 system. The X1-D lacks the tape interface remote control of the X1 serie, so most tape software couldn't be used with it. This incompatibility with the others X1 systems was a big flaw, but a clever user (japanese of course) modified its X1D ...
NOKIA Mikro Mikko 1
MikroMikko was Nokia Data's attempt to enter the business computer market. The computer has 64 KB RAM and is a CP/M operating system. There are several models of MikroMikko 1. The one pictured here is a M6 model which has two 5.25" 640 KB disc drives. But other models differ and can have one or two disk drives (360 KB or 640 KB), and even a built-in 5 MB hard disk (model M7). The MikroMikko 1 features high resolution graphics (800x327). It is quite heavy, the keyboard weighting alone about...
INTEL SDK-86
The SDK-86 (System Design Kit) was the first available computer using the Intel 8086 microprocessor. It was sold as a single board kit at a cheaper price than a single 8086 chip! because Intel thought that the success of a microprocessor depends on its evaluation by as many users as possible. All major components were socketed and the kit could be assembled by anyone having a limited technical knowledge thanks to a clear and complete assembly manual. The system could be used with the on-board ke...
SIGNETICS Instructor 50
The Instructor 50 was a small system designed to teach the use and programmation of the Signetics 2650 CPU. But it was also a real micro-computer with a tape interface to save and load programs, and a S-100 compatible expansion bus. It actually belonged to a second generation training computers: unlike its predecessors, it wasn't just a raw electronic board, but offered a real plastic case, S-100 bus, tape-interface, etc.... The built-in display was only a eight-digit, seven-segment LED di...
OLIVETTI  M10
The Olivetti M-10 is basically the same computer as the Tandy 100 or the NEC PC-8201. All these machines were in fact conceived by Kyocera Corporation (Japan). Thus they all have very similar characteristics. Olivetti is well known for computers with special design, and the M-10 is not an exception. Compared to the Tandy 100 or NEC PC-8201, the M-10 is quite beautiful. The main physical difference is the LCD screen which can be...

   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
MADOH OH GRANZORT (HC90029)
NEC Super Grafx
Hudson Soft, Sunrise - 1990
 game - platform
STUNT CYCLE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
ANTI-AIRCRAFT
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - plane - shoot them up - shooting gallery
INDY 500 (CX2611)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - car - racing
ZAXXON (G-1038)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
PLAYERS CHOICE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - hockey
DAIMAN
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
.38 AMBUSH ALLEY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - police - shooting gallery
PADDLE PINBALL I / PINPADDLE I / RACKET PINBALL I
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - pinball
FEVER PITCH (J9106E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), U.S. Gold - 1995
 game - football - isometric 3d - sport
ATTACK OF THE MUTANT PENGUINS (J9072E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Sunrise Games (developer) - 1996
 game -
SUPER BARRIER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
FIGHT FOR LIFE (J9037E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1996
 game - 3d - beat 'em up
WIPEOUT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - car - racing

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Promotional picture

PERTEC
PCC 2000

 
Advert #2

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
Charlie Chaplin #5

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
UK advert (1984)

ORIC
ATMOS

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Plus3 advert

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Charlie Chaplin #1

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
U.S. advert (1982)

NEC
APC

 
ú149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
French advert (dec. ...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
Microsoft FS II, Apr...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
UK advert #2

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
French advert.

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 2000 et 3000

 
Compact version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
UK advert (april 198...

GOLDSTAR
FC-80 / FC-200

 
U.K. ad. (dec. 1985)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
UK brochure #4

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
Advert #1

MICRODIGITAL
TK-85

 
Xerox range, August ...

XEROX
6085

 
French brochure #2

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
US advert Nov. 1987

COMPAQ
Portable 386

 
US advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 TX

 
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