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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 Icon13 Dec 2018
WOW! Just unveiled are 4 pictures of a C65 'Classroom Computer' with no floppy drive and an RGB output. No other details as yet but WOW! 
 
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On this day in 1928 one Jack Tramiel was born as Idek Trzmiel in Lodz, Poland. Wonder what became of him :)
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Happy 40th birthday to the mighty Acorn! Created on this day to give us the BBC Micro and one or two more quite popular things and chipsets :D 
 
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After a couple of week's troubleshooting, testing and dead component replacing I've got my Exidy Sorcerer up and running again with its S100 box and Micropolis floppy drives. Head over to the Exidy page by clicking the Continue button! 
 
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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. 
 
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