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Old magazines, a window into the past

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Old magazines, a window into the past

Reading an old magazine is a bit like looking through a window in time that propels you back to days long gone. Whether it’s magazines about gaming (like Zzap!64, Commodore Format, …) or the ones focused on the more serious use of computers (like 64’er, Byte, …), they all share that same quality: they recount […]

An old photo, a little time capsule…

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An old photo, a little time capsule…

Today it seems, we take technology for granted: when we see the latest smart phone that has features x, y and z that it didn’t have before, we rush out to the store and buy it (or at least, that’s what they want us to do). When the latest console from Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft […]

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Traces of history

When I’m at a garage sale or thrift store, next to looking for remnants of the 8-bit era, I tend to browse through the many books that are for sale there for a few cents. It’s not just for the books, but it’s also for the little references that people have left in the books […]

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Happy 35th birthday, Commodore PET!

It’s sometimes hard to imagine that computers, tablets, smartphones etc. saw the first day of light only 35 years ago this week when the industry was “launched” at the West Coast Computer Faire (WCCF). The WCCF, was the idea of Jim Warren, a computer hobbyist who had been toying with the idea to setup a […]

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I’ve got a Porsche… design

This week, my Commodore collection became a bit bigger!  I was lucky enough to find someone willing to part with his Commodore 8032-SK along with an 8250 LP dual disk drive.  The machine is in superb condition and fully working, which is a bit of a rarity considering it’s more than 30 years old. Now, […]