The engineers that worked on the C128 put a little epitaph for themselves on the flipside of the board. (I think they are all still alive today luckily...) #Commodore #C128 #RetroComputing #PCB #RIP
😍 This icon, embossed into the plastic of the original Macintosh keyboard. 👀 It also looks to me that the mould was made before (and not updated after) Apple decided to switch disk drives from their own “Twiggy” drive, which was very unreliable, to Sony’s new 3.5” disk drive. You can tell this by just how wide the drive is - Twiggy disks are 5.25” wide.
Hardcore 8-bit session - happily hacking away in Z80 assembler, doing things I wished I could do back in 1985
Girlfriend bought me some Super Mario Bros 3 pins at Box Lunch. Let’s see what’s inside!
I’m lucky to live somewhere with world class museums 😊 Here are some big milestones in the history of the Graphical User Interface, for better or for worse 😜
1️⃣ Xerox Alto II (~1980) 2️⃣ Apple Lisa (1983) 3️⃣ Apple Macintosh (1984) 4️⃣ Microsoft Windows 1.0 (1985)
A 300 baud (bps) #modem
from the #1970s
One baud was equal to one bps then, and one bps is one millionth of a Mbps. By modern standards, this is a 0.0003 Mbps modem, 30 whole bytes a second. Most of them random characters from the line noise (there's no error correction). For some perspective, this image would take 2 hours, 19 minutes and 42 seconds to download. Still feel that 4K movie is streaming too slowly?
The very lucky people who could afford a terminal and one of these could read their email and write code from home, without having to go to the computer room.
#retrocomputing #communications #hardware #electronics
Andrea Celli dell’Istituto Mauro Picone - CNR e membro del Gruppo di Studio sulla Storia dell’Informatica di @aica1961
ci illustra la storia del secondo computer commerciale arrivato in Italia, il FINAC durante #aboh18
Potete vedere il video sul canale YouTube del @mupin_it #retrocomputing #computer #history #italy