Retro

Consoles of the ’70s

As the first home console ever, the Odyssey ran on batteries and games came on removable circuit cards, not cartridges. The Odyssey tragically lacked sound capability, but that was later rectified. Also looks uncannily like a defibrillator… More here. I… Read More ›

Recovering lost software

At the beginning of the home computer revolution, the humble compact cassette was far and away the most popular choice for microcomputer data storage, especially on the European continent. As a volunteer at the Museum of Computing, [Keith] was instrumental… Read More ›

Pong decoded

Here the circuitry to display the score has been added. It uses a 7-segment LED decoder to convert the digits into segments that can be displayed on the screen with some logic. Some additional logic makes sure that the decoder’s… Read More ›

Psion User (Winter 98/99)

My daughter found a copy of Psion User that has been lost in a cupboard and it dates back 23 years. I still have some fond moments come back to me reading this. Hopefully some of you will too.