Category Archives: Retrocomputer

Sinclair ZX81 plus Raspberry Pi and Arduino retrofitting project

Well, this project really deserves our attention! Blogger Smittytone recently published part I of his a href=”http://smittytone.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/the-sinclair-zx81-a-raspberry-pi-retro-restyle-part-1/” title=”Sinclair ZX81 Raspberry Pi Arduino” target=”_blank”>”Sinclair ZX81 reviving“ project using a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. In a nutshell: the Raspberry Pi works … Continue reading

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Internet Archive now let us play vintage games (and browse computer software libraries too)

I love Internet Archive… and you’ll love it too! Why? Internet Archive has just opened, right for Christmas, the Console Living Room, a collection of vintage console games from the 1970s and 1980s. As of writing we can rely on … Continue reading

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Homebrew Computer Club turns to Kickstarter for reunion

November 11th: a historic event will take place, the Homebrew Computer Club reunion. Yes, the venerable old HCC is reuniting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Thanks to a successuful Kickstarter campaign, at least 25 original members … Continue reading

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Google in the 60′s: here’s how it would look to Mad Men if they were googlin’ around

Austrian company Masswerk built a very compelling Google front-end: Google60. It looks like an fictional System 362 (not a real IBM System 360 – a historical mainframe) with a not-so fictional user interface that’s straight from the 60s. That’s exactly … Continue reading

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Why is 8-bit technology so important?

Nice post from Jason’s blog and a perfect question too: why is 8-bit technology so important these days? Simply put because it’s where we all come from! The most common 8-bit CPUs of the time included the Intel 8088 (used … Continue reading

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When trailing old technology is still leading, up and running in real-world applications

Ok, I love retrocomputers and all old tecnology stuff… this PCWorld article depicts a real-world scenario where older (non-leading, actually trailing, technologies) are still running everyday tasks – some of them are even life-saving related. From 1970s minicomputers used for … Continue reading

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