Decline of an Arcade

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Lesedauer 11 Minuten Who would have thought that in our time another arcade could go down spectacularly? That irretrievable cultural assets would be destroyed? Partly destroyed wantonly? A report on a rescue attempt that was doomed to failure from the start. I’m sorry if my usual sarcasm and irony completely fall by the wayside here. I am still … Weiterlesen

The system of unlimited possibilities

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Lesedauer 24 Minuten In a child’s room these days there is a computing power – in the form of computers, games consoles, MP3 players and mobile phones – that forty years ago all the computers in the world even put together could not match. Everything used to be made of wood Our childhood was more or less much … Weiterlesen

How to load programs?

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Lesedauer 7 Minuten Whether new or returning users, everyone faces the problem of how to load programmes on retro computers. Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to load programmes. Here, everything revolves around the quick start with a “new” computer – no other file commands are involved here. Of course, all commands also work with the … Weiterlesen

Bit Corporation Bit90

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Lesedauer 10 Minuten The (too) late competitor The Bit Corporation Bit90 has the disfavour of late birth. When it was launched in 1984 by the Taiwanese company Bit Corporation, the C64 already showed what a successful computer should look like. The ingredients for a million-seller in the Orwellian year were certainly no memory of puny 18 KB and … Weiterlesen