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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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 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 is 128 KB...
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...
BRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY Bridge 3C
The Bridge 3C seems to be a rebranded InterSystems DPS-1 computer sold with Televideo terminals. Apparently the Bridge 3C was delivered with the following software: CP/M 2.2, BMATE word processor, R80 RATFOR preprocessor, FORTRAN compiler, Enhanced FORTRAN, Pascal-Z and C compiler. The following extensions/options were advertised for the Bridge 3C: - FPP: system calendar, 3 interval timers, one additional serial port, and a 9511 floating point processor wi...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 3X
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 3X was released in 1983, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3. The Zeus 3X was available as the same time as the Zeus 4, in which it differs in some features (more users, more memory, tape drive, real time clock, etc.) making it more suited for larger companies. The OSM Z...

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HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-200LX
It was either a PC-XT you can fit in your hand, or a "PDA" that also happened to run countless DOS programs. The PIM software was very powerful and comprehensive, included the usual address Book, Appointments, and Notepad / Memo capabilities, as well as a Database program. Plus, Pocket Quicken, Lotus 123, and cc:Mail. Also has a "Filer" program for file management, LapLink to connect with a desktop system for file transfer, and a Data Comm program for connecting to online services, and...
NEC  PC Engine
Designed by software company Hudson Soft (Famed for the Bomberman series), financial backing was needed to put the console into production. At the same time NEC was looking for a way into the console market. Games for the PC Engine came on credit card sized HuCards, similar to the cards that could be used on the original Master System. Outselling the Famicom in Japan, the PC Engine went on to be a worthy competito...
ICL  Personal computer
In the early 70s, the British government whished an English computer company could compete with the world major manufacturers. Some years later, the ICL company became one of the larger manufacturer of computers in Europe and did really compete with U.S. companies. In 1980, before the ICL Personal Computer was born, the company met serious financial problems, the English government paid several million pounds and ICL asked the British RAIR CIE to provide the ICL-PC hardware. This ICL Personal ...
RCA Cosmac Microtutor
The Microtutor, manufactured in 1976, was used to educate engineers and others on how to program microprocessors. The unit is fully self-contained with the exception of the 9-volt power converter which plugs into the back of the unit. A clear plexiglass bottom allows the user to see all of the soldering done on the underside of the main board. The chips are all labelled both on the chip and on the board itself. There are three slots in the back labelled M,P,E. The M slot (M for Memory) allows...
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...
WORLDS OF WONDER Action Max
Action Max from Worlds of Wonder (WoW), released in the US in 1987, was a unique, if simple and ultimately unimpressive game system that used special pre-recorded VHS video tapes for software. The original package came bundled with the base unit, light gun, television sensor, headphones, connection cables, documentation and one game, "Sonic Fury". Batteries or a power supply were not included. After connecting the components to the base unit and the base unit to any standard VCR, the player i...
MATRA MAX 20
The MAX-20 (for Matra AX-20) was the same machine as the Axel 20. The main difference between them was the removal of the function keys in front of the monitor. The 'E' version probably meant 'Education' Although the machine was well conceived and the case offered a nice design, it had no success in the private sector because of its poor compatibility with the IBM-PC standard. However, about 1000 systems were sold to the French Department of Education as netwo...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1400 LT/FD/HD
This nice little laptop is one of the first real IBM PC compatible laptops featuring large LCD display (80x25 here) and true compatibility. This machine has two 720KB Floppy drives (and no hard drive). It boots from one floppy drive (DOS) while the 2nd floppy is used for data and programs you may wish to run. It has a NEC V20 8-bit processor which is switchable between 7.16 MHz and 4.77 MHz. It also has a CGA backlit LCD screen (monochrome), optional built in modem (1200 baud), math coproc...
NEC  PC Engine Duo RX
Exactly the same as the PC Engine Duo R, but with a slight blue hint to the case and the six button gamepad included. ...
JVC HC-95
The JVC-95 conformed to the maximum graphics specification of the MSX-2 standard. However, like the Pioneer PX-7 it also carried a sophisticated hardware interface that handled video superimposition and various interactive video processing features. In fact, the case housed two separate electronic cards. One was purely MSX, the second was dedicated to additional video functions. Several programs were bundled with the system, th...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jonny
6/30/2022
SHARP  MZ 700
The newspaper game for the MZ-700 was called Scoop and it was by Solo Software that wrote all of their commercial games in BASIC.

Tomaz Stih
6/28/2022
ISKRA DELTA  PARTNER
Pozdrav, Daniel, ja sam avtor SDK za pisanje programa za Iskra Delta Partner (link: http://github.com/tstih) i modernog softvera i član jedne grupe, koja se trudi ohraniti našu digitalnu baštinu. Nemam svoj Partner pa sve razvijam na emulatoru ali sam dostigao granice. Pa me zanima, da li bi možda razmislili o prodaji?

s00nix
6/27/2022
COMPUTER DEVICES INCORPORATED  Miniterm
I just picked up one of these, I am going to get it back to its operational condition, however it needs new belts. Anyone know where i could source them? shoot me a message at elitespoon at gmail.

Carl Gundel
6/27/2022
SCIENCE FAIR Microcomputer Trainer
Sam (UK), Interesting the way that you describe this trainer''s method of simulating a simple 4-bit microprocessor. I think this may be one of the simplest examples of what we call a bytecode interpreter. This is the technology that famous languages such as Smalltalk and Java are built on top of. $)

samy
6/20/2022
COMMODORE  AMIGA 2500
Amiga 2500 with proccesador Motorola 68020. Good machine and vintage $)

Paul
6/15/2022
SINCLAIR  PC 200
I remember having this particular model of PC which a late friend purchased from a shop in Nottingham in 1990 and was in use until 1996 when it was taken over by multimedia systems, It was very heavy as I recall with the single disk drive and I always had to remember to remove the software program before $ing the disk to save the file I had created with the Mini Office 3 software. Mainly used the database / word / spreadsheet applications and data was stored on the 720 KB disks, later the 1.44 KB disks. I spent hours processing handwritten notes until the wee small hours monopolizing the PC. It was great fun to use with a Star LC20 LQ printer and I learned the various DOS commands to perform a variety of tasks including the commands for laying out the documents in Word Processor on this model of PC which was very new to me as I had never used a computer until then. Had to let the PC go to the Bletchley Park Museum as it was taking up space many years ago not so long after my friend/flatmate passed on. Was told by the guy from Bletchley Park that this model was a rare one, and for the American Market, which I did not know at the time when it was purchased. I still have the GW Basics book but not the DOS manual as that went with the PC when donated, along with the Mini Office Manual. The mouse that came with it I found years later and sold it on eBay for over £57.

ron shenk
6/15/2022
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Spirit
I have an Eagle Spirit portable. It stopped working so I opened it up and looked it over thoroughly. I found a bad capacitor and disassembled the computer to get at the board with the capacitor. After replacing it, I find I don''t remember how and where the connectors go. It would help alot to have a picture of the orange connectors and green/white/black wire connector. Thanks


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
FOOTBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - american football - sport
STELLAR ASSAULT (32X) (84509)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space
SPACE SLALOM (G-1023)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Orca Corp., Sega - 1983
 game - space
MONSTER MANSION (#8)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1982
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 game - platform
MORTAL KOMBAT II (32X) (T-8101B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Midway, Probe (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - mortal kombat
SUPERPONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
FLIPPER (G-1018)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - pinball
NIGHT STALKER
Mattel Aquarius
Mattel Electronics - 1982
 game - maze - shoot them up
ROADBLASTERS (PA2036)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
PITFALL - THE MAYAN ADVENTURE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Activision, Big Bang Software, Zombie Virtual Reality Entertainment - 1995
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
SPITFIRE (VIDEOCART-04)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
SNAKE
Exidy Sorcerer
Steve and Pete Enterprises Inc. - year unknown
 game - eat them all - snake game
CHIP'S CHALLENGE (PA2028)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - puzzle
BIG SPORTS 12 (#4)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey - lightgun - sport - squash - tennis - volleyball
SMASH
Magnavox Odyssey 400
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert (1979)

INTERSYSTEMS
DPS-1

 
UK advert (stupid !)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
German advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
QL catalogue #2

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
German leaflet #3

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Promotional picture

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
2068

 
US advert #2 (1979)

ATARI
400

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Charlie Chaplin #6

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
Spectrum

 
French advert (1988)

OLIVETTI
PC 1

 
US advert (1982)

SYSTEMS GROUP
System 2800

 
US advert March 1982

APPLE
APPLE III

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

COMMODORE
C64

 
1976 Xmas catalog

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
UK advert (part 2), ...

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
US advert Sept. 1981

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Previous system

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
French ad (may 1984)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
German leaflet #1

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Isaac Asimov Feb. 19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
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