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LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was introduced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB). Two IBM expansion slots are available to the user, and the system includes one parallel and two serial ports f...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1976, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). It has the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical B...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There is 128 KB...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...
BRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY Bridge 3C
The Bridge 3C seems to be a rebranded InterSystems DPS-1 computer sold with Televideo terminals. Apparently the Bridge 3C was delivered with the following software: CP/M 2.2, BMATE word processor, R80 RATFOR preprocessor, FORTRAN compiler, Enhanced FORTRAN, Pascal-Z and C compiler. The following extensions/options were advertised for the Bridge 3C: - FPP: system calendar, 3 interval timers, one additional serial port, and a 9511 floating point processor wi...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 3X
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 3X was released in 1983, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3. The Zeus 3X was available as the same time as the Zeus 4, in which it differs in some features (more users, more memory, tape drive, real time clock, etc.) making it more suited for larger companies. The OSM Z...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 4
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 4 was released in 1982, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3 and Zeus 3x. The OSM Zeus 4 is a Z80 based multi-user computer that supports a single hard drive (from 6 to 25 Mb) and up to 8 users (4 on first models) via dumb terminals plugged into RS232 ports. The ports ...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
IBM  Instruments Computer System
About this strange computer, IBM said that it was "A unique combination of features and a new dimension in small computers". The 9000 (its reference name) was first presented in June 1982 at the COMDEX show in Atlantic City. The system ans peripherals was manufactured by IBM's instrumentation division in Danbury, Connecticut. It was first and foremost intended to be used by scientists and engineers for instruments control and data acquisition. Its modular concept made the system to g...
PSION Organiser II
In 1986 Psion launched their second pocket computer, the Organiser II. Initially there were two models: the 8K RAM model CM and the 16K model XP. Both had a 32K ROM containing simplistic software, including a card file database, diary and clock. Less simplistic was the OPL programming language, a semi-compiled structured language allowing full use of the machine's features. It was this that principally guaranteed the machine's success. Later, the XP was upgraded to 3...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There is 128 KB...
CZERWENY CZ-2000
Very little info about this computer which came from Czerweny Electrónica in Argentina. The company also supplied parts (transformers, fans...) to numerous computer factories in the world. The CZ-2000 was a pure Sinclair Spectrum compatible system. The motherboard (Issue 4) was imported from Sinclair branch in Portugal. In Argentina Czerweny models competed with Brazilians TK 83, 85, 90x and genuine Sinclair machines, but CZ sold more machines than them...
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
The Amstrad PC 1512 was launched in 1986. After the Amstrad CPC 464, the CPC 664 and the CPC 6128 (three home computers based on the Z80) and the PCW 8256 and the PCW 9512 (both dedicated word processing computers based on the Z80 as well), Amstrad decided to make its first low-cost PC clone. It was a great European success, capturing...
DICK SMITH VZ300
Dick Smith released the VZ-300 (same model as the VTech Laser 310) in 1985. It was basically a VZ-200 with 16K RAM (the VZ-200 had 8K RAM), a slightly updated BASIC ROM and a better standard keyboard. The 16K cartridge could be plugged into the VZ300, as well as a new 64K version, but it only gave a total of 34 KB. Only language machine programs could take advantage of the extra 32 KB thanks to the Z80 bank switching facility....
HOMELAB SERIES Homelab
The HomeLab computers family was conceived in the People's Republic of Hungary by the famous Lukács brothers. József Lukács, the older brother was the creator of the hardware, and the younger, Endre Lukács was the father of software (a great BASIC language). The HomeLab machines were cheap, well-working and easy-to-use Basic computers. They were neither clones nor licencied, but original Hungarian home computers. The HomeLab-2 (see the 'More pictures' section) was also cal...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  LCM-1001
Almost no information about this 'computer' which was probably the first microprocessor trainer Texas Instruments produced. The system held two chips, a quad-Nand 74279 logic chip and a 4-bit SPB0400 processor which was the first processor made using the VLSI process technology. One programmed it through various switchs, results were displayed on LED diodes. Thanks to Steve Perry for information and pictures....
UNIVERSUM Color TV-Multi-Spiel 4010
A classic looking German pong with colour video and 10 built-in games, including 2 shooting games (similar to the PC-501 "Supersportic" cartridge for SD-0x0 systems). This system was sold in Europe by the "Quelle International" German mail order company under its own hi-fi and video equipment brand, Universum. All labels and manuals are written in German. As there is no gun, the shooting games (one and two players) are played with the joysticks. Holes are provided in the case for two gun ...
SHARP  PC-2500
The Sharp PC 2500 has the same characteristics as the Sharp PC 1350 pocket computer. Sharp removed the small keyboard of the 1350 and added a better keyboard. The PC 2500 has also a small built in color printer-plotter (4 colors, 15 character sizes, 11,4 cm wide, 4 c/s maximum speed). The 3 KB main RAM memery could be expanded to 11 KB or 19 KB thanks to credit-card-size memory cards. The ROM contains a pretty good BASIC, a small telephone index and a small spreadsheet (10 rows x 7 columns, ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
s00nix
6/27/2022
COMPUTER DEVICES INCORPORATED  Miniterm
I just picked up one of these, I am going to get it back to its operational condition, however it needs new belts. Anyone know where i could source them? shoot me a message at elitespoon at gmail.

Carl Gundel
6/27/2022
SCIENCE FAIR Microcomputer Trainer
Sam (UK), Interesting the way that you describe this trainer''s method of simulating a simple 4-bit microprocessor. I think this may be one of the simplest examples of what we call a bytecode interpreter. This is the technology that famous languages such as Smalltalk and Java are built on top of. $)

samy
6/20/2022
COMMODORE  AMIGA 2500
Amiga 2500 with proccesador Motorola 68020. Good machine and vintage $)

Paul
6/15/2022
SINCLAIR  PC 200
I remember having this particular model of PC which a late friend purchased from a shop in Nottingham in 1990 and was in use until 1996 when it was taken over by multimedia systems, It was very heavy as I recall with the single disk drive and I always had to remember to remove the software program before $ing the disk to save the file I had created with the Mini Office 3 software. Mainly used the database / word / spreadsheet applications and data was stored on the 720 KB disks, later the 1.44 KB disks. I spent hours processing handwritten notes until the wee small hours monopolizing the PC. It was great fun to use with a Star LC20 LQ printer and I learned the various DOS commands to perform a variety of tasks including the commands for laying out the documents in Word Processor on this model of PC which was very new to me as I had never used a computer until then. Had to let the PC go to the Bletchley Park Museum as it was taking up space many years ago not so long after my friend/flatmate passed on. Was told by the guy from Bletchley Park that this model was a rare one, and for the American Market, which I did not know at the time when it was purchased. I still have the GW Basics book but not the DOS manual as that went with the PC when donated, along with the Mini Office Manual. The mouse that came with it I found years later and sold it on eBay for over £57.

ron shenk
6/15/2022
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Spirit
I have an Eagle Spirit portable. It stopped working so I opened it up and looked it over thoroughly. I found a bad capacitor and disassembled the computer to get at the board with the capacitor. After replacing it, I find I don''t remember how and where the connectors go. It would help alot to have a picture of the orange connectors and green/white/black wire connector. Thanks

Juergen Leibner
6/15/2022
CASIO  PB-1000
Hi, I bought my PB 1000 in 1986 and used it at school and later in the job. It was and is still an awful calculater/computer. It was the first one I owned. I''m still owning it. And sometimes I use it.

Richard Wayne
6/12/2022
IBM  AN/FSQ-7
I joined IBM in Kingston in 1959 and after 20 weeks of training I was assigned to the Duluth ADS SAGE location as a Central Computer Field Engineer. I was there for five years. I never saw anyone racing the aisles with replacement pluggable units (PUs). Nor did I witness large numbers of tubes failing daily. Most of the tubes were in the pluggable units which were repaired in the PU lab. A great time.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SUPERPONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
RUINER PINBALL (J9061E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer) - 1995
 game - pinball
CLUB DRIVE (J9003E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1994
 game -
SPITFIRE (VIDEOCART-04)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
BERZERK (VT3302)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - maze - robot - shoot them up - vector graphics
MS. PAC-MAN (PA2057)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Namco - 1990
 game - maze
ADVENTURE (VIC-1914)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - adventure - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only
SAFARI HUNTING (G-1002)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - hunting - jungle - maze
SOLAR QUEST (VT3104)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
TENNIS / SQUASH (TV ARCADE III) (18V402)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash - tennis
DESERT FOX / SHOOTING GALLERY (VIDEOCART-02)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - duel - shooting gallery - tank
RAMPART (PA2102)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - shoot them up
SPIDER-MAN - WEB OF FIRE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Blue Sky (developer), Marvel Characters, Sega (publisher) - 1995
 game - platform - spider-man - superheroes
BATMAN RETURNS (PA2101)
Atari Lynx
Atari, DC Comics - 1992
 game - batman - beat 'em up - platform - superheroes
TANK II
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank

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French ad (dec. 1983...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Business Computer

 
English leaflet

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Advance 86

 
Docs

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
UK advert Oct. 1983

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
American advert

ATARI
800

 
First U.K. ad (oct. ...

AMSTRAD
PCW 9512

 
Promo pic #5

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
US advert (april 198...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French ad (may 1984)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
PC-60

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
Advert #2

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
From Walkman to M5

SORD
M 5

 
UK brochure #3

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
French ad #2

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-586 / 686

 
Jacquard brochure #3

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
U.S. advert

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
French advert (sept....

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
French advert

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
Advertising for the ...

SONY
SMC 70

 
Advert

ATARI
800

 
French advert (july ...

OKI
IF 800

 
Promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
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