Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
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Digital Retro

There's an interesting list of early PCs and gaming systems at the web site for Gordon Laing's book Digital Retro (another one for the wish list...). It looks like I've used quite a considerable number of these beasts in the past - and owned more of them than I'd thought.

I've bolded those I've used, and underlined those I've owned. And by used I mean more than typing "10 Print "Hello World": Goto 10" on a machine in a high street shop!

MITS Altair 8800
Commodore PET 2001
Apple II
Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80
Atari VCS
Nascom 1
Atari 400 / 800
Sharp MZ-80K
Acorn Atom
Texas Instruments TI-99/4(A)
Mattel Intellivision
Tangerine Microtan 65
Hewlett Packard HP-85
Sinclair ZX80
Sinclair ZX81
Osbourne 1
Commodore VIC-20
IBM PC
BBC Micro Model A / Model B
Commodore 64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Colecovision
Grundy Newbrain
GCE Vectrex
Dragon 32
Compaq Portable PC
Apple Lisa
Oric 1
Jupiter ACE
Mattel Aquarius
Nintendo Famicom / NES
Acorn Electron
Apple Macintosh
Sinclair QL
Amstrad CPC-464
IBM PC AT
MSX / Sony HitBit
Tatung Einstein
Atari 520ST / 1040ST
Commodore Amiga 1000
Amstrad PCW 8256
Sega Mark III / Master
Acorn Archimedes
NeXT Cube

So how about you. What were your training wheels for the world we have today?
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