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Dec. 15, 2003

Old Computers

Is your computer here, or does it seem to belong here? This web page has all the details on old computers--just like the site's name. Here you can find this computer (the Datapoint 2200 from CTC) which became part of the first local area network (or LAN) and its connection to this first product featuring "Intel inside"--the Intel 8008 chip inside this Micral N, built in 1973.

This was one of the first computers I remember using--the Atari 400 and 800, and this was my first computer at home--the Commodore 64 I got for Christmas one year. Other systems you can check out go back to 1960. This site also allows you to search by company and year.

Another section is dedicated to game consoles, going back to this Magnavox Odyssey from 1972 that had only 40 diodes and 40 transistors inside--a long way from today's PS-2, Game Cube, and X-Box. Don't forget Pong games--they're in here, too.

For This Week in Geek, I'm Mark Avery.

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