(Eight) bits of computer history

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(Eight) bits of computer history

Post by Astrobe » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:37 am

Elite was one of those games I've heard of when I was playing on my CPC.

http://www.filfre.net/2016/06/acorn-and-amstrad/

I somewhat miss the simplicity of the computer-in-a-keyboard. I remember that a few years ago there were attempts to resurrect it but I guess it didn't succeed. I believe things would be a lot simpler (and cheaper) if the basic machine was the same for everyone, just like consoles. These days everything is a USB device so one wouldn't lose too much of the PC's extensibility.

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Re: (Eight) bits of computer history

Post by kanthoney » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:14 pm

Astrobe wrote: I somewhat miss the simplicity of the computer-in-a-keyboard. I remember that a few years ago there were attempts to resurrect it but I guess it didn't succeed.
I think they're called "laptops".

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