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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...

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 QL

Sinclair QL Computer
Leaping Ahead Standing for 'Quantum Leap', this was Sinclair's attempt to move upmarket. The QL was released in 1984, and featured more advanced hardware than...

Remembering the Jupiter Ace

Jupiter ACE Computer
Ex-Sinclair Designers Two of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum's designers went on to form Jupiter Cantab, and develop a small low-cost 8-bit microcomputer called the Jupiter...

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 ---...

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1977: Apple II The Apple II superseded the Apple I, just over a year after its release.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