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Home Computing History


Welcome to Binary Dinosaurs, the online display of a real collection of nearly 500 computers that begins at the Magnavox Odyssey from 1972, travels through the 'pong wars' of the 1970s, visits the explosion of diversity and excellence that created the home computer market of the early 80's and ends, well, as time has gone on it's been proved it doesn't end - my former main Mac G5 is here now and pretty soon the machine this site is running from could be declared vintage too...

(I must at this point apologise for most of the pictures here, they were mostly taken upwards of 13 years ago when bandwidth was precious and digital cameras weren't the best) Head up to the Control Panel to find your way around the site and enjoy your visit!

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Lisa Icon17 Sept 2016
Well would you look at that. Developer John Brooks has released an update for ProDOS for the Apple ][ :D 
 
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/after-23-years-the-apple-ii-gets-another-os-update/
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Hello to visitors from the Recursion Fair! See you on the 2nd for some retro-tastic gaming...11am prompt.
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Steve over at BMOW (Big Mess O'Wires) has, with the help of others in the retro community, recreated the hard-to-find 19-pin plug necessary for old Apple drives, NeXT drives, Atari peripherals etc....go see! 
http://www.bigmessowires.com/2016/06/04/db-19-resurrecting-an-obsolete-connector/
Lisa Icon02 Jun 2016
First Person tetris anyone? The 'camera' is fixed on the playing piece so be prepared to feel dizzy and/or sick :) 
 
http://firstpersontetris.com 
 
(via @codepo8 and @robmanuel on twitter)
Lisa Icon28 May 2016
A bloke called Eric has 'blown up' a humble CBM/MOS 6502 processor to show each one of its transistors and constituent parts in action so you can see how a single instruction is performed. Brilliant. 
http://makezine.com/2016/05/27/this-functioning-monster-6502-is-a-larger-than-life-version-of-the-iconic-microchip/
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All images and text © Adrian Graham 1999-2016 unless otherwise noted using words.