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    OK, bit of fun here.

    Post a "screenshot" or representation of an old, old computer system, and everyone has to guess what computer it is from. The one who gets it right (or close enough) gets to post the next one.

    I'll start us off with an easy one:



    Now... NAME THAT COMPUTER!!!
    Last edited by Stonelaughter; 16th June 2007, 00:11.


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    Commodore64
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        Amiga.

        How about this one?
        Last edited by bcastner; 16th June 2007, 07:38.
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        • #5
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          Originally posted by bcastner View Post
          Atari.

          How about this one?
          [img]img removed[/img]
          That's the Apple 1. Built in the garage of Steve Wozniak's parents IIRC.

          My image isn't the Atari. Close though, they were very similar for a time. Think Commodore but not 64/128.
          Last edited by ahinson; 16th June 2007, 07:33.
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          • #6
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            Looks a lot like the current MAC, no?

            I have no idea why I typed Atari the first time. It is the AMIGA Workbench + Cli OS without a doubt, and a very early version too.

            Considered by many the first true personal computer, what is:
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            • #7
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              Whoever said Commodore 64 for my entry was incorrect. However because I couldn't get here fast enough I'll leave it open

              Is that a Xerox?

              The Amiga is the A500 running Workbench 1.3; not the OLDEST version released but very nearly...
              Last edited by Stonelaughter; 17th June 2007, 00:17.


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              • #8
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                PET 2001 series with the full 32k of RAM.

                Xerox product: you are on the playing field.
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                  Xerox Alto...

                  I'll give you the PET but it was a CBM 3032; but so close architecturally as to be the same machine...


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                  • #10
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                    Yes, the Alto by Xerox. Likely the rarest historical personal computer in terms of availability today. Sold new for $32,000 and would fetch that today easily at auction if you had one.

                    Almost as rare, even though hundreds of thousands were made, but worth nothing at auction, what is:
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                      PC Junior, albeit without any add-ons
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                        What is this, why is it part of every computer ever made, who discovered it, and on what computer was it first discovered?
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by bcastner View Post
                          What is this, why is it part of every computer ever made, who discovered it, and on what computer was it first discovered?
                          -It's a bug
                          -I'm not sure but I think it has to do with humans being imperfect?...
                          -Not Grace Murray Hopper? http://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/tek1/...mputer_bug.htm
                          though Grace Hopper was always careful to admit that she was not there when it actually happened, it was one of her favorite stories.
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                          • #14
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                            Yes. If you look closely at the journal page by Rear Admiral Grace Hopper pictured above it says: "Moth in Relay. First actual case of bug being found." Grace Hopper was very proud of her service in the United States Navy. She would often recount being mistaken, in airports, for an airline employee, because of her navy officers' uniform.

                            Two of the biggest "losers" in the history of personal computers. Who are they, and why are they "losers"?

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                              One of them has to be the original person IBM approached for an operating system (before Microsoft) and lost it because he wouldn't sign the standard IBM Non disclosure agreement.
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