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   LATEST ADDITIONS
ECD CORPORATION Micromind
The Micromind was a very innovative machine ahead of its time ! But despite the small group working on the machine, prototyping and developing, and pushing the limits of the time, the machine never shipped. Apparently only a few prototypes were produced. Development began as early 1975/1976 but commercial adverts appeared only in 1977. One of the main features of the Micromind was its innovative (for the time) redefinable characters. Up to 120 characters could be software redefined by the ...
SEMI-TECH (STM) PC
This extremely rare computer is Portable PC (IBM compatible) conceived in the same plastic case as the Pied Piper, released by the same company in 1983. This computer incorporates a lot of features in a compact case, which was quite innovative at the time: built-in LCD display, printer, modem, phone and disk drives ! The STM PC is based on an Intel 80186 processor and two quadruple-density disk drives. The processor is faster than the one used in the IBM PC, a...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M 86 compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There are 128...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
EMERSON Arcadia 2001
Though what people generally think, the Emerson Arcadia 2001, is only a licensed system like many other ones software-compatible with it. But the Arcadia 2001 is certainly the most known one of these systems, explaining why this console group has often been called "Emerson Arcadia 2001 clones". Though it was the most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstra...
COMMODORE  Amiga 600
After being on sale for only a few months the Amiga 500 Plus was replaced with the Amiga 600 in March 1992. The smallest Amiga ever made, it is similar in size to a laptop and weighs just 6 lbs. Originally the A600 was to be sold alongside the A500+ as a budget model to be named the Amiga 300, but instead replaced the A500+ which required a name change. Very early models of the A600 have A300 printed on their motherboards, an indication of the confusion ...
STELLAR ELECTRONIQUE Combat lunaire
A weird and rare french system, built by Stellar Electronique from Grasse, France. The games are two variation of the classic Tank Battle.Everything on this system have been designed in order to reduce the costs. No joysticks or paddles, just some buttons built-in the console. The case is made of two thermoformed plastic sheets, just stuck with hot glue. The board itself is hot-glued on the lower half of the case ! No screw or bolt were used to built this cheap console, and all the wires and com...
R.F.T. KC 85/4
The KC85/4 was the last one of the KC85/x series. Although it doesn’t look quite different, some internals changed. The whole design changed a bit, and software which used to access hardware directly, sometimes didn’t work any longer, as some addresses changed. Also, memory was expanded to 64 KB, and the whole memory could be used by software. The ROM increased to 20 KB. The CAOS system offered printer support for most of the available GDR printer models. There are two expansion slots, whi...
COMMODORE  Amiga 500 Plus
After the huge success of the Amiga 500, Commodore launched a new version of the machine called the Amiga 500 Plus. Some small changes were made to reduce costs and a few hardware changes were also made. It featured 1 MB of memory, the new ECS chipset and a new version of AmigaOS which wasn't 100% compatible with software written for older versions. While not officially introduced until 1992, the A500+ made a covert appearance late in 1991. Commodore apparently...
BINATONE TV Master MK 6 (model n° 01 / 4907)
This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. As its name indicates, it offers 6 games : 4 pong games (squash, squash practice, football, tennis) and 2 shooting games (target, shooting). In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems : TV Master MK IV TV Master 4 plus 2 TV Master MK 6 TV Master MK 8 TV Master MK 10 Colour TV Game Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 Colour TV Game MK 6 Colour TV Game MK 10 The TV master se...
NEC  TurboDuo
The PC Engine Duo made it to the United States as the TurboDuo in 1992, but never reached Europe. It was marketed by new company Turbo Technologies Inc. (TTI), which consisted of ex-employees from both NEC and Hudson Soft, after the apparent failings of the TurboGrafx-16 campaign. The console contained a TG-16 and the newer Super CD-ROM˛ unit which were unified in a single case, along with the Super System Card inte...
ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY (UK) WITCH
The picture shows a computer called the WITCH which stood for Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell. It was built at AERE Harwell in 1948 and was won by the then Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire Technical College in a national competition in 1957. The photograph above was taken in 1961. The technology consisted of mixture of 1940's vintage telephone exchange technology (GPO 3000 type relays) and early nuclear instrumentation (Dekatron tubes). A Dekatron tube wa...
AMSTRAD  NC 100
By 1992, once fast-growing Amstrad was struggling. Its reputation as a PC maker had been undermined by a batch of dodgy Seagate disk drives at the same time that bigger-name vendors were engaged in a price war, squeezing Amstrad out of the market. The NC 100, NC 150 and NC 200 were three products that its founder Alan Sugar was hoping would help revive the company's fortunes. Cutting edge, they were not. Both were based...
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
The TS-803 succeeded to the TS-802. Although it was basically the same CP/M machine, it had several notable enhancements. The all-in-one case had an innovative design. The main unit and mass storage devices were mounted vertically at the right side of a large tilting 14" green display (at the time the standard size was of 12"). The keyboard was also greatly improved. It offered 16 programmable function keys and 10 pre-programmed text-editing keys. It was...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Tom Granit
2/6/2023
SHARP  MZ 700
Jonny (uk) - Thank you so much!!! For years I have been trying to get any info on that game, and now I have a name! will try to get a ROM for it.

John Blanchard
2/6/2023
CANON  AS-100
My father got 4 of these systems in 1985 as point of sale machines in a wholesaling business. They were around AUD$15000 each with with 5 1/4 FDD drives but he was computer mad. He had to upgrade to a networked system in the mid 1990''s but kept these for accounting. They were so reliable despite being in a dirty warehouse their entire lives. He kept using these until he finally ran out of working parts in 2010. I remember them being so heavy but the screens and the click of the keyboards were cool except crap always got stuck under the big enter key. In 2012 one still worked for a few minutes at a time. I reached out to Canon Australia to see if they wanted it for historical reasons. Canon denied the machines existed. I found and sent them the original lease agreements and they still denied these were a Canon machine. They were real pricks about it and told me to "stop whatever scam I was trying". Unfortunately the machine and bits had to go to the tip. Great to see websites like this to keep the memories alive.

Daniel Shaffer
2/5/2023
ACCESS COMPUTER  ACCESS Computer
I also have an Actrix (Access Matrix) computer in my closet. I bought it in early 1983 as my first computer and it served me well. I was doing long-term consulting work in two different locations, so its all-in-one functionality came in very handy. With its built in printer and modem, it provided me with what was essentially a mobile office. I bought a padded case to protect it and checked it in as luggage on flights. Not long after purchasing the Actrix, I opted for a factory upgrade that added an Intel 8088 CPU, double-sided floppy drives, and a 256K memory chip that could be used as a RAM drive C:. The Actrix would boot into CPM or DOS depending upon which system was detected in Drive A. In MS-DOS mode, I was able to run Lotus 1-2-3. Using the memory chip as a RAM drive speeded up recalculations immensely. Being able to print out reports and graphs wherever I happened to be was very empowering. In addition, the Actrix provided me with an introduction to computer games like Rogue and Ladders. Eventually, I purchased a Zenith desktop computer for home office use (with a 5 Megabyte hard drive!) but continued to use my Actrix on the road. All in all, the Actrix was a great investment at the right time.

Colin Skears
2/5/2023
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
As a small business we purchased a new Sirius ACT 1 with 10Mb hard drive in 1983 and we had a custom program written in Ashton Tate Dbase 2. We later added a new floppy verson as a slave and later still 2 more second hand from British Rail Derby works. They were brilliant and reliable machines that served us well until 1998 when we went IBM compatible 386 and converted the software to Dbase 3. The 10Mb hard drive Sirius 1 never received the praise it deserved.

Joscelyn
2/5/2023
CASIO  FP 6000
Hi Polyfusion, you have mail... Cheers

vidsquid
2/4/2023
NEC  TurboGrafx-16/Turbografx
A very underrated console for sure. There''s not a huge library of games for it, given the limited lifespan of the console. But there''s also not a lot of duds in the library, which is something that longer lasting consoles like the NES, Sega Master System and the Atari 2600 cannot say.

Jon Meads
2/1/2023
MIT Whirlwind
One of the last programmers of the Whirlwind. One of the developers of the Carol Burnett segment, "What''s in The Stars", that was generated using the Whirlwind and the 35mm camera that was one of the Whirlwind''s display peripherals.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
HOCKEY
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
TOKYO-NAMPA.STREET
Sharp X1
Enix - year unknown
 game -
PINBALL JAM FEATURING POLICE FORCE AND ELVIRA AND THE PARTY MONSTERS (PA2055)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Midway, Williams - 1992
 game - pinball
STAR TRADER
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - commercial simulation - space
SHOOTOUT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - shooting gallery - wild west
ROBOT WAR / TORPEDO ALLEY (VIDEOCART-13)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
PINBALL FANTASIES (J0144E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
21st Century Entertainment (publisher), Digital Illusions (developer), Spidersoft (developer) - 1995
 game - pinball
REBOUND II / BASKETBALL II
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball
VOLLEYBALL II
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
Motorola - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - volleyball
DESERT FOX / SHOOTING GALLERY (VIDEOCART-02)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - duel - shooting gallery - tank
GAMBLER I (BLACKJACK) (CAS-140)
Toshiba Visicom 100
Toshiba - 1978
 game - blackjack - card game - casino - gambling
FLIPPER PINBALL I / PINBALL I
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - pinball
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Activision, Images Software - year unknown
 game - first person shooter - prototype
SUPER ASTEROIDS AND SUPER MISSILE COMMAND (PA2093)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1995
 game - shoot them up
HYPER SPORTS (G-1042)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Konami, Sega - 1985
 game - sport

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Italian ad #5

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Promo brochure - ver...

WICAT
150

 
Savla PC1 advert

COMX WORLD OPERATIONS LTD
COMX 35

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French advert (may 1...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
Sil'z III

LEANORD
SIL'Z Model 5 / 6

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
Advert

ATARI
400

 
French advert (april...

MULTITECH
MPF-I/88

 
US advert

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
French advertisement

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 24

 
1979 advert

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
S/09

 
Promotional picture

PERTEC
PCC 2000

 
Apple accessories

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French ad (oct. 83)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 Plus

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

DATA SOFT
PCS 80

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #2

OKI
IF 800

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
french advert (febru...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
French advert (jan. ...

YENO
DPC-64

 
QD version advert

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
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