This is a jumping off point for the history of computing. Whilst none of this stuff is explicitly included in any published curricula (that I know if), it doesn't mean that it's not important and any computer scientist worth their salt will have dabbled in this world at some point.
The RetroZone - step back into the history of computing. With a page dedicated to every major (and minor) computer manufacturer.
Computers that never were - Non-electronic fun!
Retro Recipes - How to do stuff with retro-tech.
Timeline of personal computers - As complete as it is.
Timeline of video game consoles - A work in progress.
Interesting patents - Where it all started.
History of storage devices - It's long and interesting (to me at any rate).
Emulators - If you haven't got one, emulate it!
Microprocessors - The brains of the machine
There were countless home computer magazines in the 80s and it would be foolish for me to try to list them all out (although it is tempting). However, here are some notable editions.
Retro magazine publication is not over though - here are links to some current retro/home computer magazines which you can read at your leisure (without having to scour second hand book shops or ebay).
Dedicated to you… the old school/retro gamer from the arcades to your home!
The new digital culture magazine for classic computing and retro gaming enthusiasts.
Classic Video Game Info - Spectrum, Commodore, Atari, Amiga, Handhelds, Arcade Games.
Come relive gaming history with us.
"Future days are back!" - FREE Italian language (with English versions) magazine all about Retro.
The Vintage Video Game Magazine Archive.
You are not on your own! There are hundreds of forums dedicated to Vintage computing, many of them on Facebook. Here is a hand-picked list of some of the best.
Vintage Computer Federation Forum
Finally, some sections of the RetroZone which do not neatly fit anywhere else.
A project where you literally build your own computer.
A library of scanned books related to retro technology.
The TV Typewriter is a video terminal that could display two pages of 16 lines of 32 upper case characters on a standard television set.
Last modified: April 22nd, 2022