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Remembering the Commodore Amiga

Commodore Amiga 1000
Magazine Reviews The original Amiga was launched in 1985, when I was still at college. I often used to read magazines in the library there,...

Remembering the IBM PC and Compatibles

IBM PC 5150
Immediately Successful The original IBM PC was released in 1981, and it was popular right from the start. One reason for its popularity was the...

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 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 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 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...

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...

Memorable 1980s Home and Personal Computers

Vintage Computer Collage
I've gathered together a list of computers which meant something to me when I was growing up during the 1980s. In some cases I...

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 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...