Zortech C++ 3.1 for OS/2

The Zortech C/C++ compiler was truly awesome when it first appeared, and it got better. When it was released for the OS/2 operating system, it was a welcome addition to the rather “skinny” collection of development tools available for that environment at the time.

Nokia 3110

A lovely “brick” from Nokia. Not too heavy, but fairly big and bulky. It still works! Surprisingly, today’s smartphones are approaching the weight and bulk of the Nokia 3110; of course, they feature somewhat more powerful components 🙂

Commodore 64 (VIC-64)

One of the many reasons Commodore 64 (C64/C=64/CBM-64/VIC-64) became the most sold personal computer model of all time was not due to its fantastic programming capabilities, but rather due to its role as a “gaming machine”. Compared to today’s consoles, it doesn’t stand much of a chance of course, but …

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NiKom BBS for the Amiga

“Nikom is a BBS-program that uses modems (or telnet together with the appropriate software, such as telnet.device) to allow “boards” or “meeting rooms” where people can discuss different topics. You can set the topic yourself for these boards, e.g. computers, pets, politics, well pretty much anything you can think of; …

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RemoteAccess BBS

RemoteAccess BBS-software and its last official website. RemoteAccess, or RA, as it was also called, was created by Andrew Milner and Phil Mackay in 1989. In its time, it was a very popular piece of software for those running a BBS. Towards the end of its “era”, RemoteAccess was even …

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HP Surestore DLT1

A doorstop that was launched in November 2000 by HP. You could squeeze in a massive 80GB on one DLT1 tape at a rocketing speed of 6MB/s (best case). This particular unit has long since been retired.

Casio SF-8350 Digital Diary

The Casio SF-8350 Digital Diary is an “all-in-one” gadget from 1993. A whopping 64 Kb of RAM and double batteries (so that one could be replaced without losing data). Functions like address book, calculator, world time, notes, alarms, etc. Compare with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Smartphone from 2008. Fascinating to …

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