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PDP-8 [1965]

PDP-8 [1965]

The PDP-8 was a 12-bit mini-computer produced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and was introduced in 1965. It was the worlds first commercially successful mini-computer with over 50,000 being sold and its low cost and high volume meant it was available to...
APPLE II (1977)

APPLE II (1977)

A genius of open-ended design, a true poem of elegance, excellence and expandability, the Apple II was the realisation of a dream Steve Wozniak had been harbouring since his early days at the Homebrew Computer Club in Menlo Park, CA…
COMMODORE 64 (1982)

COMMODORE 64 (1982)

Now here is a real rockstar of a home computer! Released in 1982, it would soon dominate the market, with over 12.5 million units sold over 11 years. The C64, as it is affectionately known, is still in use today by hardcore enthusiasts…
IBM AS/400 (1988)

IBM AS/400 (1988)

IBM introduced this computer in 1988, and announced more than 1,000 software packages (the biggest simultaneous applications announcement in computer history). The AS/400 family includes six processor models. It offers double the performance of the System/38 and...
TRS-80 LINE (TANDY RADIO SHACK) (1977)

TRS-80 LINE (TANDY RADIO SHACK) (1977)

Part of the “holy trinity” of early home computers, the TRS-80 (or “Trash-80”, to its detractors) was as infamous as it was trailblazing. Boasting a Zilog-80 processor, early revisions lacked the magnetic shielding to prevent RF waves from the processor...
TYPE 026 CARD PUNCH (1949)

TYPE 026 CARD PUNCH (1949)

Truly, a blast from the past. Long before we walked around with touchscreen keyboards, computers had to receive input through punched holes in cards. Here we have an IBM 026, announced in 1949. The heart of the 024 and 026 keypunches was a set of twelve...