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LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. 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 Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. 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)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). 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 Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
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...

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SHARP  SM-B-80TC
In 1978, the Sharp parts division, in charge of semiconductor sales, became one of the first second source distributor of Zilog CIE. In order to promote the LH-0080 (Sharp Z80) and associated chips, the division thought up and sold two training cards based on the LH-0080 processor and the LH-0081 PIO chip. These two cards were the SM-B-80TE and the SM-B-80TC. The major difference between these two models is the keyboard that is here separated from ...
SEARS PONG (Model 25796)
This is the Sears version of Atari Pong (model C-100). Read this entry for more info. ...
WORLD BOOK Tutor Vision
In 1989, INTV Corp. signed a joint business deal with World Book Encyclopedia to manufacture the Tutorvision. The Tutorvision was basically just a modified version of the original Intellivision Master Console except it's exterior was gold coloured, the buttons on the keypad are bubble-style and not flat like the INTV III version, it featured a power-on LED, the original two circuit boards were now merged into one with the chips all dated 1988-90, and the lo...
ENTERPRISE  Enterprise 64 / 128
The Enterprise 64 was a very long-awaited computer, two years between its announcement and its marketing! It changed its name a lot of times: its first name was Elan 64, then Flan, lastly Enterprise. It has great features, which wasn't found on all other home computers, like its interfaces, great graphics and sounds capacities provided by two special custom chips called "Nick" and "Dave". The BASIC Interpreter is supplied on a ROM cartridge and can be easily replaced with any other langu...
OLIVETTI  Prodest PC 128S
The Olivetti PC 128S was exactly the same machine as the Acorn BBC Master compact. It was sold only in Italy. Olivetti merely transformed the case design with nice blue and grey patterns and translated all the programs of the original Acorn Welcome disk, as well as the manual into Italian language. Although it was one of the most advanced 8-bit computer, the PC 128S, like its predecessor, the PC 128, didn't meet a large suc...
BRASCOM BR-1000M
The BR1000Ms were Brazilian professional computers. The BR1000M's hardware was the same as Cromemco's, and the so-called BR1000 operating system was in fact Cromix, a UNIX flavor designed to run on Cromemco's hardware. Two models of the BR1000M were available: one with a Z80A processor at 4 MHz, capable of handling up to 4 dumb terminals, one of which was also used as the system console; and a "high end" model with a Z80B processor at 6 MHz, capable of handli...
AMSTRAD  PCW 16
The PCW 16 replaced the PCW 9512. Contrary to the previous models, which used a text-based interface, the PCW 16 used a graphical user interface called The Desktop. The computer didn't run CP/M like the old PCW computers, but had its own operating system called Roseanne. Even though CP/M wasn't supplied, it was adapted to this machine by independent developers. Unlike the previous PCW models which came with only the Locoscript word-processor, the PCW16 came w...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL I
The Tandy TRS 80 model 1 was the first member of one of the most famous computer family. It was one of the first home computer and was launched at the same time as famous computers like the Apple II or the Commodore PET. Beside, Tandy competitors nicknamed was "Trash-80". The TRS-80 was developed was developed within the Radio Shack engeneering group, based upon several processor chips, SC/MP, PACE, 8008, 8080 and finally the Z8...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 2000
The Odyssey 2000, released in 1977, is almost an Odyssey 300 with one more game (practice, for one player). In fact, and as opposed to previous Magnavox Odyssey systems (except the Odyssey 300), the Odyssey 2000 uses the famous AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments. This chip offers 4 black & white pong games: Tennis, Hockey, squash (here called Smash) and Practice (squash for 1 player)....
WELECT  80.2
Little information available about this professional computer running CP/M. Help wecome to know more about this system. It seems that the Welect 80-2 was produced in France at the beginning of the 80s. It's a professional computer running CP/M with two built-in 8'' floppy disk drives. An optional hard disk (5 or 10 mb) could be connected. Among the few sources that we have found about this computer, we know that some models still used in 1988 ran CP/M 3.1 as their operating system. The ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
TB99
8/10/2022
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 3000
I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

TB99
8/10/2022
DICK SMITH Cat
I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

Ken Bolt
8/9/2022
DURANGO F85
I want to donate my Durango F85 computer. Purchased about 1980. Please text or phone me at 905-741-2658 Ken Bolt

Larry Sh.
8/7/2022
XEROX  820-II
Again, not a "bad" computer per se, but much better was out there in 1983. 8" floppies where already sliding into obsolescence. Some of the same great software was becoming available for the new IBM PC and PC/XT and the new Apple //e had some great productivity software coming soon. This was a case of too little improvement coming too late. A Kaypro 10 was a better deal that was at least as good, or better, at a lower price and excellent build quality. Xerox leadership was caught in the 1970''s or something.

Larry Sh.
8/7/2022
XEROX  820
The idea behind this computer seems solid even if very conservative. A well build and set up CP/M box was a popular idea. But for the price tag the deal was not so hot. You could get a Transportable from Osborne or later Kaypro for cheaper and often have a faster CPU as a great bonus (2.5 vs 4 MHz Z-80). Basing it on the hobbyist "Big Board" was them being cheap and lazy because they sure as hell did not charge a "hobbyist price". Even a "good" system can fail miserably when so much better is around for better prices.

Gig Ahertz
8/6/2022
MUPID Mupid 2
Now you go and spoil it all by saying something mupid like I love you.

Michael Rutkaus
8/6/2022
XEROX  860
I wrote the user manual for the 860 at XICTMD in Leesburg Virginia. I was fascinated by it, having been a technical writer for years by then, the abiiity to format, correct mistakes etc. Naturally I used the 860 itself to write the manual! It was a blast because I really was fascinated by it. Actually I''m not positive about the model number 860, I know it was the first word processor Xerox sold. Later I went out to Palo Alto to learn the Alto and net, then ran the Alto/Ethernet system in Leesburg for a few years. At first on the East Coast there were just three systems, Leesburg XICTMD, the White House, and Harvard.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PITFALL - THE MAYAN ADVENTURE (J9101E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Activision (developer), Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
Y˛ MONSTER-LAND (26)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - platform
BASEBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - baseball - sport
BATTLEZONE 2000 (PA2088)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up - tank
SEA WOLF
Arcade
Midway - 1976
 game - naval battle - shoot them up - submarine
STUNT CYCLE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
MR BOMB
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game -
SPACE HARRIER
Sharp X1
Dempa, Sega - year unknown
 game - shoot them up
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
DAIMAKAIMURA (NAPH-1008)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, NEC Avenue - 1990
 game - platform
INVASION
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - strategy
BLACKJACK
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - blackjack - card game
ISHIDO - THE WAY OF STONES (PA2065)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Publishing International - 1991
 game - mind games - puzzle
THE CASTLE (G-1046)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
ASCII, Sega - 1986
 game - platform
MS. PAC-MAN (PA2057)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Namco - 1990
 game - maze

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French advert

MICRONIQUE
Victor / Hector 1

 
UK advert

MULTITECH
MPF-I/88

 
Brazilian advert

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
French advert (dec. ...

THOMSON
TO 9

 
Advert

PANASONIC
JD series

 
U.K. ad (Mar. 86)

AMSTRAD
PCW 8256 / 8512

 
Advert #5

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
In schools #1

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
US advert

MORROW DESIGNS
Micro Decision

 
Radiola advert. 2

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
US advert (1985?)

LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD
PC 8300

 
1977 Advert

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP
SOL - 10 / 20

 
French advert (1981)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
Japanese leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80C

 
French advert (july ...

ATARI
65 / 130 XE

 
Radiola advert. 3

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
US advert (dec. 1983...

OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION
Zeus 4

 
UK advert Sept. 1983

EPSON
QX 10

 
US advert, July 1985

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
300 Professional series

 
Disk drive #1 Jan. 1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
Japanese advert #2

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
Japanese ad

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
U.K. ad. (Apr. 87)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
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