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T > TIKI-DATA > Tiki-100


 

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Friday 20th January 2017
TheBeetles

Isn''t it good?
Norwegian Wood.


Sunday 1st November 2015
John Inge Erlandsen (Norway)

My first experience with a programming language was when I was 7 years old and my grandfather had a TIKI at home because he was a supervisor at my school. I guess it must have been around 1992. He taught me tiki-kalk and some basic. I also practiced touch typing, played snake and some robot game. Good times.


Wednesday 28th May 2014
Petter (Norway)

I remember the first time I saw the Tiki-100 was at a computer fair in Sandefjord and people were amazed of the speed of the graphic which was demostrated by the ability of having several balls bumbing to the floor at the same time withour any lag :-)


Sunday 19th January 2014
Peter Udbjørg (Oslo, Norway)

I used to work for the magazine "Tiki-bladet" ("The Tiki Mafazine"), published by "Mikroben" for Tiki Data. I got the job as a journalist and layout/paste-up-man after reading an ad in the magazine. It became run by me and "the boss", the guy owning "Mikroben", and me. The Boss had a deal with Tiki Data to publish a magazine for them, they paid his company, which then also paid me $ the boss.
I wrote articles in WordStar on a Tiki-100, printing them out in column with with a typewheel typewriter equipped with a RS 232-port, cutting the columns out and pasting them up on the page masters. Pictures were slides, sent in with the pages and with an indication of where to go and what $ scale. Of course, contributions from readers were printed. Eventually, Tiki-100 became THE educational computer, and Tiki Data even got a Dutch subsidiary. I interviewed teachers and pupils at two schools the year-and-a-half I worked for the magazine. And eventually, we became "embedded" in Tiki Data, having our own office in their premises (a rented office space in an office building near Sinsen). School teachers were also "embedded" for periods of time.
I had a Tiki-100 myself, too, programming it in Pascal and using Wordstar and SuperCalc.
Some programmer made a real cool game: Invaders! To make it fast enough, he machine coded the whole bit. But it worked flawlessly.
When the cheap Wintel clones flooded the PC-market by the end of the 1980’s, Tiki Data found themself in deeper water. A Tiki with "PC-card" was made, somehow able to dual boot in either some Windows flavour or Tikos. But it flopped, and the Tiki-100 was history.
A while ago, an emulator running under Win98 could be found on the Net. Another emulator for Unix exists, but it appears it demands a special type of processor.


Saturday 28th January 2012
Belkisa Kolenovic (Norway)

These were still in use in my junior high school in the south of Norway in 1995. We used them to practice touch typing. Will never forget that awesome keyboard.


Saturday 17th December 2011
Arno Teigseth (Norway)
arno''s corner

I attended the school on Mosby, southern Norway, from 1985 onward. The kon-tiki was hot. We students of course found the only game (I know of), the "snake". It was a real breakthrough when I finally, after much effort, managed to "round" the game, filling the entire screen with snake. The teacher and whole class watched. Deception was great when after filling that last piece of screen, "snake" simply started over... If i''m not mistaken, there was a potmeter somewhere that I used to crank down the CPU speed with.


Wednesday 15th September 2010
Dagfinn Topland (Norge)
stranna.no

Amazing, A couple of years ago I picked up three of those from a garbage dump and at least one of them had the name "KonTiki" seems like I saved some history that day..


Tuesday 1st December 2009
Peter Udbjørg (Norway)

Price of the Tiki-100: I bought one of these, brand new, in 1984, using my student loan. Seems to me it cost 12000 NOK. Today this is about 1/2 of my monthly salary, but then it was a semester´s worth of loan. Great computer, got superseded by a Macintosh SE...





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