Welcome to classic-computers.org.nz
(Classic-computers.org.nz summed up in this 8 minute YouTube video)
Ever since I saw a TRS-80 Model 1 playing Blackjack back in 1979, I've had a fascination with microcomputers.
Of course these days computers (we've stopped calling them microcomputers) are simply consumables, and have morphed into common household gadgets such as HD Recorders, phones and Ipods. High quality computers can be bought at unheard-of prices. Terms such as tablets, smartphones and cloud computing are the jargon of the 21st century. However, back in those pre-Internet years from 1975-86 computers were wondrous, mysterious and all different. "Micros" seemed to point to an exciting future, and that is exactly what came to pass.
This webspace is devoted to the computers and computing culture of those years, from my own personal perspective and often with a "down under" flavour. The reason for its existence is to preserve some history before it's forgotten by those of us that were there, or so it can be discovered by those that weren't.
If you enjoy retro-computing, there is likely to be something on this site for you!
Have a look around using the links above. If you are a classic computer collector, consider adding your name and details to the collectors lists. If there are vintage computer items you want to acquire or dispose of, or if you have a classic computer reflection of your own, post a note in the forums.
If you've old floppy disks which need reading I can help.
Been here before and wondered what's changed? The news and updates page would be a good place to start.
Finally don't forget to sign the guestbook before you go.
Terry Stewart (aka Tezza)
(Last edited on 8th August, 2012)
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