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Raspberry Pi 400

In the eighties, we used to have home computers, such as the Commodore or the BBC Micro, with a keyboard. All we had to do was plug it into the tv, and WHAAAMMM… we are in our computer world. The R...

US Elections

The US elections, both 2016 and 2020, have demonstrated significant misrepresentations of actual outcomes. The poll predictions were way off. Also, the manager of one county on CNN now talked about...

3D Monster Maze

3D Monster Maze is regarded as the earliest horror game created for computers. The game was first played on the Sinclair ZX81 in 1981. The player is put in a maze with only one exit and a hostile T...

Moved by Java

Oracle Java team released the historical timeline of Java as part of Java’s 25th anniversary. What I found interesting is that the Java language was first named Oak prior to 1995, but that name was...

No Code

I recently read a 1977 article about the dawn of personal computers and their promises, such as home automation and business applications. That made me think about the Tech Crunch article The-Code ...

CMU Hearsay I

Today, we are accustomed to interacting with Alexa or Siri using speech recognition technology, but it started as early as 1972 with Hearsay I at Carnegie Mellon University. Hearsay I was the first...

High School Award

Found this in my archives. I was 17 years old junior at the American Community School Beirut. In 1991, the class was learning BASIC, which I knew already from elementary days. The lab instructor sa...

Computing Shows

There are several shows that I would recommend on vintage computing and the history of the video gaming industry: “High Score,” “Silicon Cowboys” and “Halt and Catch Fire” (fiction but has truth to...

Vintage Computer Resources

podcasts Floppy Days ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast Next Without For Podcast - Earl Evans Chicken Lips Radio Podcast - Earl Evans festivals KansasFest Commodore Vegas Expo Vintag...

Arabic Computing

Bookmarks related to Arabic computing games Captain Majed The game of death Arabic-language computer games showcased Top 5 Arab games Mohammed AlSharekh ...