Vintage Computing – part 3

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Hardware and Gadgets

“No one will survive the attack of the killer micros!” From the early 70′s onward, the mainframe computer became a relic, confined to industrial usage only, while the “microcomputer” (the device you’re most likely reading this article on) was introduced and took the world by storm. At last, small businesses and home users could have […]


Vintage Computing – part 2

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Hardware and Gadgets

We have arrived in the glorious era of Big Iron. The large mainframes and the era of DEC, the Digital Equipment Corporation, ushered in the first major computer boom from about the mid 1960′s to the mid 1970′s. These are now known collectively as the second-generation systems, when computer interfaces slowly adapted from the punched […]


Vintage Computing – part 1

Posted by: Rea Maor In: Hardware and Gadgets

After almost a week without posts (due to private matters) I’m starting with a new Series of articles, Vintage Computing – Learn how everything started And hopefully see where it all goes… Computers have evolved faster than any other man-made invention. Compare the example of cars, for instance. Many improvements to the design of the […]