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Remembering the Commodore 64

Commodore 64 Computer
The Need for SID The second computer that I ever owned was a Commodore 64. By the mid-1980s, I'd become increasingly frustrated by the limitations...

Remembering the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K Computer
First Computer At Home The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is a particularly significant 8-bit computer for me, because it was the first computer that I ever...

Remembering the Sinclair ZX81

Sinclair ZX81 Computer
Low Cost Released in 1981 --- as the name suggests --- the ZX81 was designed to be a cheaper and slightly improved version of Sinclair's...

Remembering the Apple II Series

Apple II Plus
At School Thanks to my high school computer studies class in the 1980s, the Apple II was the first computer that I ever used --- and...

A Brief Overview of the Apple II Series

Apple II Series Collage
1977: Apple II The Apple II superseded the Apple I, just over a year after its release. Improvements included colour, sound, and a plastic case....

Remembering the BBC Micro

BBC Micro Computer
At School After starting out with the Apple II, my high school computer studies class ended up with several BBC Micros as well, making it...

Remembering the Oric-1

Oric 1 Computer
School Rivalry The Oric-1 was a direct competitor the the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and --- like its rival --- it was released in 1982. These...

Remembering the Atari 400 and 800

Atari 800 Computer
Maplin Adverts The Atari 400 and 800 home computers were release in 1979. They were heavily advertised by Maplin in the UK, on the back...

Remembering the Acorn Archimedes

Acorn Archimedes
Taking a RISC In late 1983, Acorn started developing a new 32-bit processor called ARM. The name stood for Acorn RISC Machine, with RISC standing...

Remembering the Dragon 32 and 64

Dragon 32 Computer
Invisible Dragon Like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the Dragon 32 was released in 1982. However, I don't recall the machine having very high profile ---...