TRS-80 Model III, and DEC Items!
A recent gift to our collection. A TRS-80 Modell III, Printer, and quite a bit of software! Also gifted to us, a bunch of DEC TK-50 tapes, some VAX 2000 Manuals, and a couple of DEC VAX RD54 Disk Drives. We’ll be sorting through all of this, posting more pictures, and getting items archived soon!
Building an Apple II Newsroom
By: Joshua Coleman “This project came to fruition after collective tinkering sessions with my Apple II and various communications technologies that I use to interface the Apple II with the modern web. It’s pretty straightforward and I can imply (or just imagine) that this kind of set up was likely used as the earliest newsroom technology when the communications networks were strictly between institutions like communications between the AP and, say, the Washington Post.” Read the article here, or watch the video!
The Impractical but Indisputable Rise of Retrocomputing
“While modern, ever more efficient computers are selling better than they have in years, vintage computers — impractical old devices in need of repairs and out-of-production parts — are also in demand on sites like eBay. Collectors also flock to message boards, subreddits and Discord servers to buy, sell and trade parts.” Click here for source article
Assembly language, arcade games, and YouTube: The Reg speaks to former Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer • The Register
“Everyone remembers their first time. It might be Commodore-flavoured, or carry a whiff of Sinclair about it. For former Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer, it was a TRS-80 in a 1979 Radio Shack.” Source: Assembly language, arcade games, and YouTube: The Reg speaks to former Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer • The Register
ANIMUSIC Demo DVD
Who Remembers the ANIMUSIC demos? ANIMUSIC was a company that specializing in the 3D visualization of MIDI-based music. The company is known for its Animusic compilations of computer-generated animations, based on MIDI events processed to simultaneously drive the music and on-screen action, leading to and corresponding to every sound. (Wikipedia). Source: https://archive.org/details/animusic-demo-dvd_202012
Vintage Computer Automation: ARMY / DoD: “Electronic Culture”
“Vintage Automation: Excerpt from Army film “The Electronic Culture” (circa 1991). In the mid-1980’s, the DOD embarked on a program to increase computer automation and electronic data sharing to reduce paperwork, increase efficiencies and save money. This film explains the CALS (Computer-Aided Logistics Supply) system. It is an interesting look at the computer technologies of the mid 1980’s to early 1990’s, showing many vintage devices such as Zenith Data Systems, Commodore Amiga 2000, AT&T disk systems, optical storage, networking and much more. Good quality color film. The Army AH-64 helicopter […]
IBM SAGE: World’s Largest Computer System (AN/FSQ-7)
“Three Films back-to-back: (1) “On Guard” the IBM SAGE system (1956) promo film by IBM, describing how SAGE computer system works; (2) Texas Towers, a 1955 news clip about ocean-based RADAR systems connected to SAGE; (3) Arctic Sentinels (1956) describes arctic based RADAR for SAGE.”