History of Computing online magazine

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  1. Agg

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    Some very interesting machines!

    I remember doing alot of programming work back in the 90's on the HP-85 (page 16, lower left) for my dad's surveying office. Mostly basic calculation work for some of the regular functions that used to happen.
    Had external drives hooked up, as well as n Epson FX-80 printer, and an old pen-plotter....

    Click to view full size!

    Learnt alot of programming on that machine.

    And then of course there was our first family computer in 1986, the Apple IIc.

    Ahh the days.
     
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    No need for Amiga 600 if not listing Amiga 500 odd.
     
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    Yes, very odd that the Amiga 500 wasn't there. Still, it's also missing other notable computers such as the Commodore 16 (or Plus 4), the Atari 1080ST, the entire history of computers from BBC, Acorn, and Amstrad... still, it's got the first two computers that I used (the TRS-80 and the Apple II) and also the first computer I owned for myself (the Sinclair ZX-81), so I still feel a little bit warm and fuzzy :lol:
     
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    I like the history of computers magazine.

    Interesting to see my the very first computer I ever had. The "Atrona Attache". My dad used to bring it home from the office. Although it was fairly unreliable it still had some good applications and games for its time. Then we switched to A Unitron u2000. An apple II clone made in Taiwan
     
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    How prophetic.
     
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    Nifty little book I like how it had video content also, would be great nowadays though if we had more high resolution shots and external / internal shots for historic reference similar to the Vanamo Online Game Museum which is a project to take photographs of consoles and release them in the public domain, the sample NES shots give you an idea of what I mean.
     
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    Hi, everyone!

    I'm the creator of the booklet.

    I was following your comments, I'd really love to have as many machines in there as possible, if you have suggestion of popular ones that are missing in the booklet , let me know and I'll try to find info and add them!

    :)
     
  9. QuakeDude

    QuakeDude ooooh weeee ooooh

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    Nice work!

    The Magnavox Odyssey - I had one of those, although here it was sold as a Phillips Game console (can't remember the name of it).

    God I used to trawl the stores for cartridges for that thing :p
     
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    Good article.

    Plenty in there I have heard of / seen / owned..... not sure if that is a good thing :Paranoid:
     
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    Gotcha. If we can get a few (let's say 4 made in the same year, we can add a page).

    I would love to have virtually all of them—although it would probably be impossible :-/
     
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    Is is just me or does this not work in Chrome?
     
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    I *think* the thing doesn't work on some browsers on Windows...
     
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    works on ie but not Chrome, few of my faves missing.

    Atari 800XL
    Amiga 500 are noticeable exceptions.
     
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    Yeah, the software we used is still in beta, and it doesn't work 100%, but they're fixing the bugs.

    I think there are a lot missing. The thing is we need at least 4 machines made in the same year in order to add a page.

    The Atari 800XL looks awesome!
     

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