Category Archives: Computer History

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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An interesting story on the history of Project Marklar (The Intel version of the Mac Operating System)

Kim Scheinberg wrote an interesting post on quora.com about Apple’s Secrecy by telling a story on how her husband John Kullman ported the Mac OS to the Intel x86 platform. To make a long story short, Around June of 2000 … Continue reading

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The Hardware Project, a place to find documentation

The Hardware Project www.thehardwareproject.org is a site that has all sorts of documentation for all sorts of computers and they are looking for more. I give them credit. It’s not easy gathering, cataloging and posting all that documentation. You should really check … Continue reading

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Lee Felsenstein is coming to InfoAge in NJ on July 1st 2012

Lee Felsenstein will be visiting the MidAtlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists over at the Infoage Science History Museum and Learning Center in NJ on Sunday July 1st 2012 around 10:30am. He will be giving a small lecture and hopefully answer some questions. Lee Felsenstein is … Continue reading

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New York Times.. How does the Kaypro compare to the Osborne

  Here is a great New York Times article from 1983 comparing the Kaypro Computer to the Osborne. There is a link to the article: PERSONAL COMPUTERS; HOW DOES THE KAYPRO COMPARE WITH OSBORNE?             … Continue reading

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RetroComputing Roundtable July 2011

The new RetroComputing Roundtable podcast is out. There is another aficionado by the name of David Greelish who runs the website ClassicComputing.com Now David Greelish has a podcast titled “Retro Computing Roundtable” where he talks about vintage computing. In this Podcast he … Continue reading

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Online Newspapers 1981

Here is a report from 1981 about online Newspapers.. For those of us who remember those times this should bring back a few memories.

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KansasFest 2011 registration now open

  KANSAS CITY, MO — March 30, 2011 — KansasFest, the 22nd annual convention dedicated to the Apple II computer, is now open for registration. Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retrocomputing enthusiasts are invited to Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, … Continue reading

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Maximum PC lists the 25 Most important PCs in history

Maximum PC has compiled a list of the 25 Most important PCs in history. I am not going to debate their list, to each their own. I agree with most of their choices. Take a look at the list and … Continue reading

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Landon Dyer talks about how the Atari ST almost ran ATT Unix

You may know Landon Dyer from the blog www.dadhacker.com. Mr Dyer worked for Atari and has been writing about his experiences on his blog. Some examples Donkey Kong and Me The Atari ST Part 1 The Atari ST Part 2 Creating Super … Continue reading

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