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stelfox
11-03-2005, 05:39 PM
bit of a blast from the past, eh?

http://www.zock.com/8-Bit/ZX80.JPG
sinclair zx80

http://www3.wind.ne.jp/toragiku/kopa/zx81_1.jpg
sinclair zx81

http://www.ntrautanen.fi/computers/other/images/sinclair_spectrum.jpg
sinclair zx spectrum

http://home.hetnet.nl/~peter.verhaar/images/sinclair_zx_spectrum_+2A_front.jpg
sinclair spectrum+2A

http://www.pawel.tpi.pl/ql.jpg
sinclair QL

http://www.sieler.com/vcf6/commodores.gif

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/commodore_c128_1.jpg
the commodores!

http://www.museo8bits.com/oric1_2.jpg
the oric1

http://www.heydon.org/kevan/collection/pictures/acorn-electron-large.jpg
acorn electron

http://www.stateoftheark.co.nz/images/acorn_bbc_b.jpg
bbc

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/Atari_260ST_System_350_1.jpg
atari st

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/tandy_coco1_1.jpg
tandy color computer

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/texas-instrument_ti994a_1.jpg
texas instruments

Diggedy Derek
11-03-2005, 05:46 PM
The Spectrum plus 2 has just become my wallpaper. Perhaps wish-fulfillment because I had a 48k back in the day. Mind you, the plus 2 wasn't all that really, despite looking dead cool.

rewch
11-03-2005, 05:48 PM
serious kick of nostalgia... used to have a commodore 64... always wanted the 128... or the electron... wonder what i did with it...

stelfox
11-03-2005, 06:01 PM
i had a vic 20 and then a c64...
always wanted a spectrum but as was the rule, i'd want something and my mum and dad would buy me something close, but wrong, coz they thought it was the more "sensible" option, bless 'em.
the spectrum was apparently too flimsy - BUT MUM, DAD THE GAMES!!!

i think that silver texas instruments one looks terrific.

jenks
11-03-2005, 08:11 PM
when i first started teaching i can remember using the bbc - it put me off computers for years - unweildy bastard that it was - it's only now i have recovered

sufi
12-03-2005, 03:01 PM
mmm i remember woebot & gerard's speccy?
revived here (http://www.spectrum.lovely.net/KnightLore.html)
http://brikistan.org/knightlore.jpg


myself i never progressed further than:
http://83.216.135.129/6109/archives/snupi.jpg
ニンテンドー (http://railtonroad.com/nintendo/)
game&watch joy!

stelfox
09-07-2008, 06:27 PM
http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/Sanyo_PHC3000_System_s1.jpg
i want this

http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/ai_electronics_abc24_1.jpg
and this

http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/Apple_IIc+_System_1.jpg
this one looks cool, too

http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/TexasInstr_DS990_System_s1.jpg
wouldn't say no to this, either

Mr. Tea
09-07-2008, 08:40 PM
http://www.cs.uakron.edu/~margush/465/01_images/BabbageAnalyticalEngineModel.JPG

hint
09-07-2008, 08:52 PM
My dad had one of these, the Tandy TRS-80:

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/trs80-i.jpg


It came with one game - Dancing Demon.

The box looked like this:
http://www.dnull.com/demon/demon.gif


The game itself looked like this:
<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6CCJFQ_bP0E&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6CCJFQ_bP0E&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Mr. Tea
09-07-2008, 10:25 PM
The game itself looked like this:


You can't knock him, he's got some pretty stylin' moves!

My brother and I had one of these:

http://www.pelikonepeijoonit.net/kuvat/acorne.jpg

I think our dad bought it for us in about 1989 when it was already hilariously obsolete. The upside of this being, the previous owner had had plenty of time to accrue a pretty decent collection of games. Space Invaders, Tetris and Frogger whiled away many happy hours, but it was Repton 3...

http://b-em.bbcmicro.com/repton3.gif

...that hooked us like a meth habit. :)

hint
09-07-2008, 11:00 PM
True - the "game" involved choreographing your very own Dancing Demon routine, by entering a series of text commands in a long list.

I am fond of Repton too.