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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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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 (...

The Thomson MO5E was first revealed at the "Hannover Messe" (Germany) in april 1985. It was a big suprise for the french press as no-one ever heard of this system before. The MO5E ("E" presumably for Exportation) was reserved for Germany and more generaly for foreign markets. Quite surprising when you know that while Thomson was selling this system to Germans and other countries, French could only buy the first version of the MO5 with rubber keys, external power s...
FM R 70 wasn't just an expensive IBM Compatible, but a very sophisticated machine at its time featuring some newly added features common to most modern computers today. In example: • It came stock with 584 KB Base Memory, and 2MB of Extended RAM Memory (in newly developed SIMMS). • It featured a newly developed Cirrus Logic CL-GD video subsystem, adapted by many proprietary manufacturers of the late 1980's early 1990's. • It featured an i386-DX processor, as well as an optional mathematics c...
The Piccoline is a direct descendant of the Piccolo, and was launched in 1984. It was more or less strictly meant for Danish educational institutions such as schools, high schools and universities. It was used extensively for teaching basic programming skills, using the languages Comal 80 and Pascal. Thanks to Henrik Schmidt from Denmark for information and pictures....
SHARP  PC-7000
Sharp always had a reputation for building technically sound but rather stange computers, ignoring 'industry standards'. The PC-7000 broke this image. This was a "lunchbox" portable IBM PC compatible system. It had two 5''1/4 disk-drives mounted on the right side and a nice blue tiltable screen, the world's first backlit LCD. The system consisted of three main parts: system unit, keyboard and optional CE-700P printer. When the system had to be carried, both the keyboard and the printer cli...
There were several models : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26. The Model 2x was the successor of the ABC 10, which had a digital tape auxillary memory, supplied with DOSKET-T. A lot of languages were developed for these computers: - Dosket : Fortran IV, Basic, Cobol, Macro Assembler. - CP/M : MBasic, CBasic, Pascal, Cobol 80, Fortran 80, PL/3, etc. (AI DOSKET is the AI Electronics Operating System.)...
MINDSET CORP. Graphics computer
This little-known graphics workstation is an intriguing example of the many, varied machines introduced in the mid 1980's. The Mindset microcomputer, designed by two ex-Atari engineers, offered graphics performance far beyond that of other personal computers on the market at the time of its introduction in early 1984. Based on the rarely seen, 16-bit Intel 80186 (also used in the Tandy Model 2000), the Mindset was a powerful graphics workstation built on a...
These photos were sent by Pablo Alvarez Doval (Thank you!). This computer belongs to his uncle, unfortunately, he has no information about it. He says: "It's a huge computer, built in a metallic desk, with a printer, two 8" floppy drives, 12" green-screen monitor (I am not sure, but I do believe it is 12"), and a keyboard, everything you needed built in. It even had a chair to compliment it! Obviously, it is some kind of office computer". It has indeed a 12" screen (white characters 25 x 80) ...
MSX  MSX Turbo R
Here is the last MSX computer ever made. It is the successor of the MSX 2+ and thus has many characteristics in common. New features include: a new PCM sound chip which can produce digitized sound up to 44 KHz (in assembly language) and a new Z80 downward compatible R800 processor. The user can select the CPU (Z80 or R800) by software. Panasonic was the only company to produce MSX 2 Turbo R systems: the FS A1. Two versions of the FS A1 were presented, the
COMMODORE  Educator 64
The Educator 64, also called CBM 4064 and PET 64 was the Commodore's second attempt to sell a C64 based system to U.S. schools and so compete with the Apple II. Like Apple, Commodore could take advantage of a large range of available public domain educational software. The first attempt came in the form of a basic C64 case. But the system was so often stolen that the department of education suggested Commodore provide a new system including the computer and the display in the...
LUCAS  Nascom 3
When the original Nascom company went into liquidation, the owner and a number of staff immediately set up Gemini in the next town. Gemini produced computer boards and systems using the same bus as the original Nascom. After some delay, the original Nascom operation was taken over by a division of Lucas Industries in 1981 (renamed Lucas Nascom), who developed the system and produced new boards and software. The Nascom 3 was basically a cased version of the original Nascom 2, using the origina...

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I''ve been researching an elementary school game on this Unisys Icon all night and I finally found out the name of the game, it was Peggie’s Potluck and I''m sure you guys have played it before. Yes, it was about cooking a stew lol. Does anybody have pictures of the gameplay? I need to feed my nostalgia lol.

We had one of these 9836A''s in our computer office outside of the mainframe room when I served in the Air Force in the early ''80''s.

It was used for the Expanded Minuteman Data Analysis system. We had a printer and a plotter for it too. This was very sophisticated stuff back then.

I have an old Husky Hunter- what would this be worth to sell? It''s of no use to us..

David Lowry
It''s amazing how much the price gap is on these old macintosh computers is. I have seen systems that turn on and ONLY come with the computer for more than $600, but i has also seen systems that turn on but just have a few more scuffs on them selling for less than $5.

David Lowry
Steve Wozniak said that the reason the apple /// was so utterly horrible was because it was designed by the marketing people rather than the engineers. He said that the engineers were forced to put in EXTRA chips in the computer to DISABLE the extra memory! It crashed, and was just junk. I am amazed at how expensive these crap-balls are on Ebay.

David Lowry
I am a teenager and i like old computers!

Sara Blakely
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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