Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Computers - Retro

Ever seen a Sinclair ZX music video? Here’s one created by the man who would become Frank Sidebottom

5 Computers From the Days Before Computers

This Question Will Make You Feel Old

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Jim Henson’s Muppet Computer, 1963

ASCII Star Wars Portraits & Other Weirdness From BASIC-Era Computer Magazines

Hilarious and Awesome Computer Ads from the Golden Age of PCs

Vintage Tandy Computer Ads

What It Was Like Using A Computer For The First Time

50 Years Of Visionary Sci-Fi Computer Interfaces

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today

Improbable PC Pioneer: Commodore’s Jack Tramiel, 1928-2012

Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

Questprobe Featuring The Hulk (C64 / VARIOUS)

The Commodore 64 is 30

When computers were sexy: Hilarious vintage ads from the early days of the PC

101 Classic Computer Ads

How to Turn Your Computer into a Retro Game Arcade

The 12 Scumm Games by Lucasarts

6+ Nostalgic Emulators For Vintage Video Gaming Enthusiasts (1972-1980) and 10 Retro Emulators To Play Early 80s Home Consoles On Your PC (1981-1986)

PC Pitchmen of the 1980s

Child of the 80s: Our Pentium 133

Computer criminals of the future (1981)

iFixit tears apart the Nintendo Famicon

Autopsy of an Atari 2600

15 Coolest Vintage Tech Ads

A Brief History of the Computer. Great photos.

1965: Man & Computer

Old Computers - rare, vintage, and obsolete computers

20 lessons from old game manuals

Retro/Oldschool Computer Tech Commercials (via)

DOS Museum

Compute This: World’s Oldest Working Computer On Display

The 10 Worst Atari 2600 Arcade Game Ports

Ye Olde Vintage Computer Gift Guide

10 best celebrity computer ads of the 1980s

Retro delight: Gallery of early computers (1940s – 1960s)

Top 10 Eighties Computer Games Worth Playing (Again)

4 Sites Where You Can Download Old PC Games For Free

Wacky copy protection methods from the good old days

Everything Is Terrible!: Advanced DOS Strategies

Finding DadHacker's Donkey Kong easter egg

6 Massive Old School Printers (& How They Were Advertised)

Core Memory: Photographs of Vintage Computers

Commodore 64 C64 game Robocop loading screen and music from tape. Lots more C64 and VIC 20 videos

Full Commodore 64 Emulator Rejected from App Store

BREADBOX64, a twitter client for the C64

Commodore C64 for the iPhone

JSSpeccy: A ZX Spectrum emulator in Javascript

Computability: Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows' Computer Video from 1984

10 Computer Ads From The 80s

Photos: The mouse (and even better ideas) that roared 40 years ago

The Greatest PC Games of All Time: The '80s

5 Sites To Play Old Computer Games Once Again

Commodore 64 User Manual. Those were the days!

The 20 Greatest Games on the Commodore 64

Chilton Computing Photographs: 1961-1989

Remembering the BBC Micro

Atari catalog 1981

The Rise and Fall of Atari

Take a Stroll Down Computing Memory Lane

Photo of great grandfather of modern computers found

Remembering the Cray-1

Computer Chronicles, Retro Tech-TV Available on BitTorrent

The Wonderful World of Early Computing

Play vintage C64 games

Classic anti-piracy ads

Dr. Andrew Broad's Sinclair ZX Spectrum. So much great stuff and links to more here.

10MB Hard disk for $3398


Gaming magazines of the pre-Internet era living happy online lives
The Shredz64 Project. The Shredz64 project is an attempt to build an interface to connect the Playstation Guitar Hero controller (and any other PS controller) to the Commodore 64 computer, then create a Guitar Hero like game on the C64 utilizing the guitar controller.

5 Things We Miss About Old-School Computing

Commodore 64 still loved after all these years


Dawn of the Computer Era
Five Things We Don't Miss About Old-School Computing

Retro Remakes' Top 100 Video Games

A history of the Amiga, part 1: Genesis

What is email. Ad from 1977.

Photographs of Vintage Computers

Look At This...: Commercial Breaks. A nearly 30 minutes long documentary giving a behind the scenes look at the software houses Ocean and Imagine circa 1983.

Vintage Computer Festival - Photo Galleries

Ebuyer.com runs on a Commodore 64

YouTube - Interview with Matthew Smith. The man who wrote the classic ZX Spectrum games Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy.

There's history and money in obsolete computers

How the Spectrum began a revolution

Your Spectrum Unofficial Archive. Wow! Those were the days. :)

Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1980-1983

Old Computers - rare, vintage and obsolete computers

Amiga Pictures 1986-1991 - a photoset on Flickr

A Brief History of Computers, As Seen in Old TV Ads


The good old days
Java Spectrum Emulator. Play your old Spectrum faves like Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy and Ant Attack online with this java emulator.
Amiga Pictures 1986-1991 - a photoset on Flickr

Mersey Remakes - Download the best Retro Remakes and Retro Games

5MB Hard Disk in 1956

A beginners guide to MAME

Commodore 64 emulated in Flash

The Retrocomputing Museum

San Diego Computer Museum


Step back in time
1971's Computer Space. A look at the first video arcade game ever.
ZX Spectrum 48K Hooded Top

A look back: the Commodore 64, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and the Commodore VIC-20.

Computer History Museum

PC History. Pre-IBM PC Computers.

TV adverts for Retro Computers

theoldcomputer.com - Bootup Screens

Classic Vintage PC Collection on eBay. Some collection it is too.


I want one
Retro Gamer Merchandise including the above Spectrum 48K Tee.
HCM: The Home Computer Museum

Soviet era home computers

Gallery of old computer ads

Historic Computer Images

Profanity Adventures. A nostalgic look at what used to happen when you tried typing swear words into text adventures. Takes me back years to the old days! NSFW Text


Them were the days
Vintage Computers Pictures
ZX Spectrum Video walkthrough. Those were the days.

Computer Languages History Timeline

Scans from 1979 IBM minicomputer brochure

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