Tag Archives: 1980s
Rescue: NEC Color APC
BitHistory recently rescued this NEC Color APC-H03P. The Advanced Personal Computer (APC) was as series of microcomputers relased outside of Japan by NEC. In the series, there was an APC, APC II, and APC III. The APC was released in 1982 and used a NEC 8086 PCU. It had 128K of RAM which was expandable to 256K. The system features one or two built-in 8″ Floppy drives, which was an odd choice for PCs. You had your choice of CP/M or MS-DOS for an operating system. This system appears to […]
Multiple Pickups: Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware.
Last weekend BitHistory picked up a total of 5 lots of items. 2 Pickups in Pennsylvania, 2 in Ohio, and 1 in Delaware. Was a good mixture of Commodore 64, Apple II, Digital Equipment Corp., and IBM PC related items. Lots of hardware, and lots of books, manuals, and software that will be considered for archival.
Texas Instruments TI-74 BASICALC
Released in 1985, to replace the Texas Instruments CC-40, The TI-74 BASICALC is a programmable calculator featuring the BASIC programming language. Features: TMS70C46 CPU31 Character 5×7 LCD32+4 KB ROM8 KB RAMRAM/ROM Expansion PortHEXBUS Port80 Characters per line (31 visible)Powered by 4x AAA Batteries
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 […]