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Offline paulstreatsTopic starter

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vintage 1980's adverts
« on: January 21, 2009, 01:05:41 PM »
 Heres a small collection of adverts for computers and robots from the 1980's

http://www.pcworld.com/article/140752/a_very_vintage_tech_christmas.html
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Re: vintage 1980's adverts
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 01:40:30 PM »
I collect TRS-80s

I have two of the models I's you see on page 1, and on page 4 i think it was I have the Color Computer 1 and 2 (never bought the CoCo3)


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Re: vintage 1980's adverts
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 05:30:37 PM »
I have these at the mo:

 sinclair zx81  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_ZX81
 Dragon32 (similar to the coco) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_32
 Acorn Electron http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Electron

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Re: vintage 1980's adverts
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 06:12:27 PM »
oh, are u from the uk? I think I had the US equivalents of those on my wish list

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Re: vintage 1980's adverts
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 06:16:42 PM »
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oh, are u from the uk?

yep.

From what i can gather, uk computers never really sold in the us. and vice versa apart from the c64

Also the dragon was identical to a tandy color computer internally but a welsh company just swapped one of the ic's for something else and remarketed them. Strange behaviour???

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Re: vintage 1980's adverts
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 01:07:20 AM »
Here is a site I used to visit a lot:

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/default.asp

Here is a trs-80 wiki I started a while ago too

http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/TRS-80

 


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