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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 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...

Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the...

Revolution in The Valley - Hard Cover Book with Jacket
Despite becoming an Apple II and Mac user in the 80s, I didn't know much about Apple history until quite a few years later. In...

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...

Comparing the Speed of BASIC on the Amiga 500, ZX Spectrum...

Amiga vs C64 vs ZX Spectrum BASIC Speed Comparison
I recently came across the remains of a pad of A4 paper, dating back my college days in the mid-80s. It seems that I...

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 ST

Atari 1040STf Computer
Dreaming of the 68000 In 1985, the Atari ST was launched just before the Commodore Amiga. Like the Apple Macintosh, they both used the 68000...

Remembering the Original Apple Macintosh

Apple Macintosh 128K from 1984
Early Days The original Apple Macintosh was released in 1984, but it wasn't something I was really aware of until 1986, when I started work...

Roland Mobile Cube Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Amplifier Review

Roland Mobile Cube
The Roland Mobile Cube is a small battery-powered portable stereo amplifier, with built-in speakers. Initially, I bought it for use with a laptop and Propellerhead...

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1977: Apple II The Apple II superseded the Apple I, just over a year after its release.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....