A big part of my early life was working on 8-bit and 16-bit computers in the late 70s and 80s, and as I got older I ended up working on more and more plain vanilla x86 type computers. Even though I have to work on newer computers sometimes, I keep history alive with my collection of retro computers, most of which work even today. (Note: I am creating and editing this article on my retro-fitted TRS-80 Model 4 right now!)
This section of the site is dedicated to those with a similar interest in historically significant computers of the past. I hope you find something of interest and share your comments and thoughts, would love to see and hear about other retro enthusiasts collections, interests and past computers.
Recent Retro Technology Activity
One of the most iconic features of the Macintosh when it hit the market set it apart from the leading machines of the day, the fact that it appeared to be so much simpler for everyday users than a command prompt such as with DOS and CP/M machines. Instead of typing commands with a myriad of […]
As an avid collector of classic retro computers from the 80s and 90s I am on the regular lookout for the common problems that can occur with these computers over time, especially with parts that involve leaking capacitors, batteries or more notoriously, moving parts such as with floppy and hard disk drives. Dorm Room Computing […]
The 80s are about to be back in style If you haven’t already read the book Ready Player One (or listened to it read on audio book by Wil Wheaton of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) then I have just the treat for you. This book has it all, great characters, fantastic storyline and so much […]