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Sorry no updates

I have been working on a project that took up a large amount of my time and now that project is slowing down. So I am hoping to contribute more to the site this year.

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Time.com has some early photos of the Apple I

The Technologizer has some early Polaroids of Apple Is.. You can see them on their article “Behold, Some of the First Apple Computer Photos Ever”

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Craigslist What the heck? A Commodore Pet in Long Island

It’s bad enough he has the computer wrong, but $300?

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Hans Camenzind inventor of the 555 timer passed away

  Hans R Camenzind the famous engineer who created the 555 Timer integrated Circuit passed away. The EE Times has an article on it and you can read about it here: http://eetimes.com/electronics-news/4394166/Hans-Camenzind-dies

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World Maker Faire New York Sept. 29 & 30, 2012

  Again Maker Faire is coming back to New York and my friends from MARCH (http://www.midatlanticretro.org/) and I will be around to show off old computers and show off what makers are doing with vintage technology. Maker Faire is an awesome … Continue reading

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Altair Serial # 992 on Ebay.

    My friend Cameron Cooper is selling this fine Altair 8800. Cameron is a fellow aficionado and I know he takes care of his equipment. His blog of his collection is here: Cameron’s Closet. He posted a video of the … Continue reading

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Arstechnica shows us 35 years of Personal Computer Marketshare.

Jeremy Reimer from Arstechnica has an article on computer market share from the Altair to the IPad. It is an update to a previous article “Total share: 30 years of personal computer market share figures“. Here is a link to the … Continue reading

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Time Online posts nice article about the History of the TRS-80 for it’s 35th birthday

The TRS-80 Model 1 was released on Aug 3 1977 and Time Magazine’s Technologizer has a nice article of the History of the TRS-80. Here is a link to the article: techland.time.com/2012/08/03/trs-80/      

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Sotheby’s sells Apple I for $374,500. Vintage computer collectors around the world faint

I actually thought I published this before, but I didn’t. Oh well I’m late but better late than never. A well documented and true original Apple I was sold at Sotheby’s for $374,500 by an unknown phone in bidder. The … Continue reading

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Someone in the U.S. still makes Floppy Disks

ATHANA International, is based out of California they manufacture 3.5″, 5.25″ and 8″ disks as well as Magnetic Tape and Data Cartridges. I think it’s great that there are companies that still make media for our vintage computers Thanks to … Continue reading

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