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Computer archaeology

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Computer archaeology

Archaeology and computers… when the two are put in one sentence, most people will think of the use of computers and modern technology as useful tools that facilitate the cataloging of a dig. For sure, that’s the most logical association as after all, looking at computers as archaeological artifacts seems a bit strange as, after […]

A slice of pizza and a slice of MOS

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A slice of pizza and a slice of MOS

The MOS 6502 CPU and its family members have been instrumental in the rise of the computer industry. Without the 6502, the world of Commodore, Apple, Atari and even Nintendo would have been quite different. The 65xx line of chips has been part of almost all of the major early home computer systems and its […]

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Summer holiday, Summer garage sales

The Belgian coastline measures only roughly 70 kilometers and is dotted with family-friendly seaside towns like “Westende”, St. Tropez-style luxurious places like “Knokke” and “Nieuwpoort” and cities for shopaholics like “Ostend”.  On a warm and sunny day, tourists from France, England, Germany and the Netherlands flock to the beach, but on a windy day, a […]

Commodore Legends: Michael Tomczyk – Part I

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Commodore Legends: Michael Tomczyk – Part I

Commodore was a legendary company with legendary employees. The company, built by Jack Tramiel had geniuses on the technological side like Chuck Peddle, Al Charpentier, … and featured bold pioneers on the side of management and marketing, like Michael Tomczyk, Kit Spencer, … In this series, I will be talking to some of these computing […]