[Ye Olde] The real Triforce: Apple II, Commodore PET, and TRS-80


Hello guys, 1977 is one of the most important years in history of computer science and video games since it saw the release – in November – of the Atari 2600, one of the most successful and longeve consoles ever made and of three of the most iconic computers not only of their era, but…

[Ye Olde] 1982: the year of the home computers


Back in the early 80s, the home computer industry was a secor that was growing quite fast. After the success of the “1977 Trinity”, namely Apple II, TRS-80 Model 1 and Commodore PET, the computers started to be “personal” and not the huge drawers of tubes and cables anymore. Now a family could have used the…

[Ye Olde] 5 sounds that make you feel old


Hello old boys (and pretty young girls around there), Last december I turned 31 so I can fully say I’m in the 4th decade of my life. And this means that my mind is starting to get used to think bout the number 4, hence the number 40, so 40 years. I know I’m not…

[Ye Olde] MAME – A new upcoming column!


There was an age, long ago, when personal computers were luxury goods, when there were a bunch of consoles and when in the cities there were a lot of video arcades with tons of coin-op machines. Then one day everything finished. Coin op-machines were considered out of fashion and everybody started to play at home…

[Ye Olde] 3.5” Floppy Disk Contest – Submit yours!


Hi guys, Today’s post is dedicated to one of the main characters of the golden era (MY golden era) of personal computer. The three and a half most important inches of a boy life and the only 3,5 inches a girl could love. So don’t think about the measures below your belt and let your…