Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tony Sale, the man who led the rebuild of Colossus dies at age 80

The BBC has an article about the death of Tony Sale. He is well known in our community for being the lead on the construction of a replica of the Colossus computer in the UK. Wikipedia has a great entry … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal writes about Paul Allen, his museum and his love for old computers

The Wall Street Journal has a good article¬†about Paul Allen’s Living Computer Museum. Link to the Article “What’s 6 Feet Tall and Weighs 1,500 Pounds? A Minicomputer, Microsoft Co-Founder’s Museum Forages Far and Wide for Digital Behemoths of Yore” They … Continue reading

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Bringing back the SCELBI-8H

In 1974 the SCELBI Computer Consulting released one of the first microprocessor-based computer kits, The SCELBI-8H. The Scelbi-8H was designed aroung the Intel 8008 and contained 1k of ram. It was advertised on the back of the March 1974 issue … Continue reading

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August 12 2011, The IBM 5150 is now 30..

30 years ago at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, IBM lifted the cloak on “Project Chess” and the computer world as we knew it changed forever. IBM’s 1981 Marketing Video from CNET Networks article “How IBM’s 5150 PC shaped the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday WOZ!

I’m sorry I am late on this.. Happy Birthday Steve Wozniak , today he will be 61..  

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Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 6.0 / Emergency Chicagoland Commodore Convention 2011

It’s BACK! Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 6.0 / Emergency Chicagoland Commodore Convention 2011 http://vcfmw.org http://starbase.globalpc.net/eccc Yup, The vintage computer community as well has the hardcore Commodore people will be out and about at the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 6.0 / … Continue reading

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Historically Brewed Book gets double it’s expected funding.

David Greelish is a Computer Historian from Atlanta GA. He runs a number of Classic Computing projects He is President, Atlanta Historical Computing Society He runs a website classiccomputing.com He also has a podcast “The Retro Computing Roundtable“ About a … Continue reading

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Aug 3 2011, Happy 34th Birthday TRS-80 Model 1

  On August 3, 1977 Radio Shack announced the TRS-80 in New York City. The TRS stood for “Tandy Radio Shack”, but we all lovingly call it the “Trash-80″ Brief History Radio Shack, back when it sold radios, electronics and … Continue reading

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