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What Makes Personal Computers Special?

While in the midst of cleaning out years of clippings and newspaper articles I came across a dot-matrix printout of the editorial below. I recall seeing it in one of the Whole Earth Software Catalog and Review magazines from the 80s … Continue reading

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CloudPaint

A browser-based implementation of the original MacPaint. Screenshot of the original MacPaint for comparison.

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Simon & Schuster’s Treks to Nowhere

Excellent post by Jimmy Maher about Star Trek games of yesterday. In 1983 the powers that were at Gulf and Western Industries, owners of both Paramount Pictures and Simon & Schuster, decided that it was time to bring Star Trek, a … Continue reading

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TRS-80 Model 1

I’ve been reading articles over the past couple of days about Radio Shack’s history and their descent into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It’s sad and nostalgic because without Radio Shack and their TRS-80 Model 1 I might never have gotten into computers. … Continue reading

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Dancing Demon

One of the first programs I owned for the TRS-80 Model 1. I remember spending hours pouring over the LLISTed source trying to figure out how the animation worked (assembly language packed into BASIC strings for those of you who … Continue reading

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