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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 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 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 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 Amstrad CPC 464

Amstrad CPC 464 Computer
In 1984, Amstrad entered the 8-bit home computer market with the CPC 464. When I first read a review of the machine, I was...

Remembering the Enterprise 64 and 128

Enterprise 128 Computer
First Impressions The Enterprise was an 8-bit computer which was released in 1985. It was offered with a choice of 64 or 128 KB of...

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...