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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 Aug 2018
Here's an interesting tale of how DEC invented the 'inverse-T' cursor key pad with editing key cluster for the LK201 keyboard used on the VT220. This is from the man who came up with the cursor idea - Jim Burrows. 
Lisa Icon11 Jul 2018
Many many updates to the CPT page including pictures of the CPT Phoenix! 
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New machine! I've been given a UK-made Ferranti Advance86 from 1984, yet another machine that was featured in weekly magazine Personal Computer News that made me want one. Cheers Dave! 
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It pains me to type this because of the impact his work had on my life, but ex-Sinclair industrial designer Rick Dickinson has died in the US whilst receiving specialist cancer treatment. 
RIP Rick, you're part of the reason I'm doing this. You'll be missed. 
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Happy 36th birthday to my 3rd ever computer, the humble ZX Spectrum. Took me until 1983 to save enough for one though, while furiously hacking away at my ZX81. Halcyon days! 
This is that very machine, housed in a natty SAGA ONE keyboard, obviously a great investment since I still use it today at exhibitions. 
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