Category: Retro Computers

Classic computer systems, like Atari, Commodore, Tandy/Radio Shack, Amiga, NeXT and old-school Apple’s & Mac’s, through more recent Windows 95/98/XP machines

Hardcover copy of "The Future Was Here: Commodore Amiga", by Jimmy Maher.

“The Future Was Here: Commodore Amiga” Review

Published in 2012 under the Platform Studies series by MIT Press, Jimmy Maher’s “The Future Was Here – Commodore Amiga“1 is, without a doubt, the single most comprehensive study of the Amiga yet published.  The book...

The cover of the first edition of "Amiga World" magazine, circa fall 1985.

The Computer Magazine Archive

The Internet Archive continues to prove that it is one of the most valuable information resources on the planet. As of the time of this post, just over 18,000 editions of classic computer magazines...

The Amiga Visual Compendium Kickstarter package.

Amiga Visual Compendium – Update

I have received my Amiga Visual Compendium book package from Bitmap Books/Kickstarter, and, WOW! The book is beautiful, filled with edge-to-edge screen-captures of some of the most famous and believed Amiga software created. The...

Amiga “Boing Ball” Wallpaper

Ever since it’s debut demo along-side the original Amiga, the Boing Ball has been a beloved icon. The demo, put together in just hours, and within hours of the Amiga’s launch at Winter 1984...

The Amiga "Workbench 1.3 Disk" Icon.

Amiga “Workbench 1.3 Disk” Icon Wallpaper

Prior to Workbench 1.3, in the user interface, system disks would appear as generic, blank-white, silhouettes of a 3.5in floppy. Released in 1988, to go with the new Amiga 500 and 2000 computers, Workbench...

The Atari ST's classic "Busy Bee" icon.

Atari ST “Busy Bee” Icon Wallpaper

Continuing the run of the Atari ST’s clever icons in the TOS operating system, the ‘system busy’ state was represented by the Busy Bee. This downloadable ZIP file contains a 400×400 transparent PNG, and...