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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 in 2000-2003 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 Icon16 May 2017
Well this could be entertaining for a wee while - a 4.3BSD Unix that runs in usermode on a 68k Mac without an MMU. TCP/IP and NFS support too! 
 
Lisa Icon08 May 2017
I've finally - FINALLY - managed to add and photograph the Osborne Executive I was given by Alan Hanks many years ago, It all works nicely too. 
 
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I realised I'd not listed my Multitech Microprofessor MPF-II despite owning it for at least 10 years. Oops. 
 
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Happy 35th birthday to the ZX Spectrum! Arguably the reason a lot of us are still doing this 'computer' malarkey. A round of applause for Uncle Clive, Steve Vickers, Richard Altwasser, Rick Dickinson, John Grant and everyone I've forgotten.
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Just because 'he can' Bill Buzbee over in California has made a totally custom built-from-scratch-with-discrete-CPU machine with its own OS and TCP/IP stack. Check out the Magic-1 here:  
 
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