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> A Collie on display at the Ancient and Classic Hardware Night
Varti
post May 24 2017, 01:20 AM
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Yesterday, the irish BLUG (Belfast Linux User Group) has organised the Ancient and Classic Hardware Night at the Farset Labs, with a small display of some retro hardware, including an SL-5500.
https://www.meetup.com/belfast-lug/events/239818345/

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post May 24 2017, 02:17 PM
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Nice......

Wonder whether the 5500 is considered Ancient or Classic Hardware?

Or perhaps both?

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post May 24 2017, 06:10 PM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 24 2017, 05:17 PM) *
Nice......

Wonder whether the 5500 is considered Ancient or Classic Hardware?

Or perhaps both?

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I would say Classic. Ancient would be the BBC Micro and the Psion MC600. wink.gif
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post May 24 2017, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE(HoloVector @ May 24 2017, 07:10 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 24 2017, 05:17 PM) *
Nice......

Wonder whether the 5500 is considered Ancient or Classic Hardware?

Or perhaps both?

smile.gif


Mark

I would say Classic. Ancient would be the BBC Micro and the Psion MC600. wink.gif


OK, got it.........

Although the BBC Micro and Psion MC600 must be ancient as I have never heard of those two devices.....

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post May 24 2017, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 24 2017, 09:36 PM) *
QUOTE(HoloVector @ May 24 2017, 07:10 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 24 2017, 05:17 PM) *
Nice......

Wonder whether the 5500 is considered Ancient or Classic Hardware?

Or perhaps both?

smile.gif


Mark

I would say Classic. Ancient would be the BBC Micro and the Psion MC600. wink.gif


OK, got it.........

Although the BBC Micro and Psion MC600 must be ancient as I have never heard of those two devices.....

smile.gif

The BBC Micro and Acorn Atom were from the early 80s. The BBC Micro was in every school in the U.K so it was extremely popular over there. Acorn went on to invented ARM processors which run our little Zs. The Psion MC600 dates from 1989. It was a DOS sort of compatible with the DOS in ROM and storage used either Intel Flash or battery backed RAM cards that were proprietary cards that the Psion series S3 or S3a later on.
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post May 24 2017, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE(HoloVector @ May 24 2017, 08:23 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 24 2017, 09:36 PM) *
QUOTE(HoloVector @ May 24 2017, 07:10 PM) *
QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 24 2017, 05:17 PM) *
Nice......

Wonder whether the 5500 is considered Ancient or Classic Hardware?

Or perhaps both?

smile.gif


Mark

I would say Classic. Ancient would be the BBC Micro and the Psion MC600. wink.gif


OK, got it.........

Although the BBC Micro and Psion MC600 must be ancient as I have never heard of those two devices.....

smile.gif

The BBC Micro and Acorn Atom were from the early 80s. The BBC Micro was in every school in the U.K so it was extremely popular over there. Acorn went on to invented ARM processors which run our little Zs. The Psion MC600 dates from 1989. It was a DOS sort of compatible with the DOS in ROM and storage used either Intel Flash or battery backed RAM cards that were proprietary cards that the Psion series S3 or S3a later on.


Thanks for the background info!

Heard of the Acorn....and know of Psions, but didn't know about the MC600.
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post May 24 2017, 11:02 PM
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I also prefer "classic" over "ancient", it sounds nicer smile.gif

The BBC Micro was a powerful 8-bit home computer, but since it was expensive it was regarded as a computer for the "rich kids". Back at the time we chose another British micro as our first computer, a ZX Spectrum, which was much cheaper.

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post May 26 2017, 07:38 AM
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Know of the ZX Spectrum.....nice...

My first computer way back was the Commodore Amiga 1000.....thought it was very cool with color graphics, mouse...
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post May 28 2017, 08:52 PM
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My first computer was a TRS/80 Color Computer. The original one in silver with the chicklet keyboard.

Nearly bought a used ZX81 aka Timex Sinclair 1000 for $50 at flea market back in 1982. Instead I bought Nintendo Game and Watch knockoff called a Takatoku Card and Digital for $35 instead. I just couldn't stay away from cute little Japanese handhelds.
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