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Bitsavers: General and Unsorted Items
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Preliminary Apple Basic users manual from Apple Computer Company, 770 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Includes loading apple basic, reading and writing basic programs on tape, program execution, abbreviations, numeric representation, variables, expressions, arithmetic and relational operators, functions, arrays, strings, substrings, destination strings, len function, string if statement, basic instructions, commands, statements, apple basic error messages.
Topics: expr, string, basic, program, variables, print, array, variable, execution, err, apple basic, expr...
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Binder-able fact sheet on BASF FlexyDisks (5 1/4" Floppy Disks) including information on the company, specifications, compatibility, and the "BASF Qualimetric Standard".
Topics: basf, flexydlsk, qualimetric, flexydisks, magnetic, canada, ibm, disk, media, systems, basf...
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Micro Match Catalog and Buyers Guide for Summer 1983: 36 pages of printers, cards, drives, software, and books related to the IBM Personal Computer User.
Topics: ibm, disk, color, micro, adapter, software, data, display, memory, modem, micro match, disk drive,...
The answers to almost any question you might have about the Dvorak keyboard. Combination package of Dvorak keyboard and keymap translation software (Surestroke) by Seasoned Systems.
Topics: dvorak, surestroke, qwerty, translator, leam, software, audio, keyboard, dos, keytronic, dos
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Brochure for the Philatelic Management System, allowing all the complicated computational needs of stamp collecting to be handled by a microcomputer.
Topics: collection, package, softstyle, philatelic, demonstration, computer, complete, system, management,...
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"Colorplus Shatters the Mold" Sheet for the Colorplus High Resolution Color Graphics Adapter from Plantronics.
Topics: colorplus, color, graphics, ibm, software, character, data, frederick, resolution, electronics,...
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Brochure for the PCTerminal from Santa Clara Systems.
Topics: pcterminal, ibm, lllll, floppy, intel, iii, networking, clara, disk, floppy disk, disk
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Flyer for Bounty Bob by Big Five Software.
Topics: ibm, color, colecovision, coleco, apple, bounty, arcade, level, coleco
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Two for the Atari from Bram Inc. by Mike Edwards: Zombies and Attack at EP-CYG-4 - One-page flyer from Bram and encouraging purchase from Computer Palace.
Topics: ttie, zombies, player, protagonists, pioyfield, game, dungeons, crowns, arcade, ttie protagonists,...
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Now $325 buys a 64-character terminal kit. Note that this isn't a computer, just a terminal, and the monitor is an extra $175. Goes to 1200 baud, and has 2k of memory. From Volume 1 Issue 1 of ROM Magazine.
Topics: terminal, cursor, mhz, baud, crt, monitor, optional, serial, matching, kit, full cursor
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Complete Control. Introducing IMSAI 8048 Single Board Control Computer. If a family (including milkman and grandma) were that enraputred by a circuit board, a train set and a ripped apart telephone, I'll eat my scanner. From Volume 1 Issue 1 of ROM Magazine.
Topics: imsai, computer, control, ram, send, erom, complete, intel, single, chip
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One-Page (folded) brochure of products from Tall Tree Systems for the IBM PC, including JRAM, JETDRIVE, JFORMAT2, WINDRIVE, JSPOOL and JFORMAT. Includes photo of employees and information about the company (October, 1983)
Topics: diskette, jram, disk, memory, electronic, tall, user, diskettes, windrive, drive, tall tree, hard...
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Alloy Computer Products: The Performance Company - 4 page flyer and 1-sheet supplement of products, including the PC-STOR Winchester Disk and PC-BACKUP Tape Backup Unit.
Topics: tape, cartridge, data, user, subsystem, personal, alloy, disk, computer, ibm, cartridge tape, tape...
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Br0derbund Software Brochure: We could tell you we make the finest computer games. We don't have to. You keep telling us. Includes screenshots for a number of Br0derbund games, as well as cover shots and pleasant artwork. Unfortunately, this particular brochure recieved a large amount of abuse from an overwhelmed 12 year old fool and has extensive pen and marker scribbles on it.
Topics: atari, joystick, galactic, arcade, apple, requires, controlled, keyboard, graphics, stellar,...
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Save $80 on Radio Shack's new TRS-80 Color Computer 2! Advertisement for Christmas (with required tree and presents and colorful screenshot) for the Color Computer 2, at a price of $159.95, or $239.95, which would give you extended BASIC. Not quite clear what extended basic is or why it was worth $80.
Topics: color, computer, radio, basic, tandy, shack, participating, ular, colorful, citiline, color computer
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One Sol-20 equals three computers. Advertisement for the new Processor Technology Sol-20 computer, which cost only $1649 in kit form and $2129 fully burned in and tested. From Volume 1 Issue 1 of ROM Magazine.
Topics: byte, computer, shop, store, mart, sol, san, camino, ontario, center, byte shop, computer store,...
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Summer 1983 Thorn-EMI Video Catalog, Catalog of Game and Financial Software for Atari, Commodore, and Texas Instruments Computers. "Play for Real...", 20 pages
Topics: emi, thorn, cartridge, game, computer, indicates, atari, cassette, video, games, thorn emi, emi...
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One of these players has made a tactical error in Battlezone; from Hi-Res Magazine March 1984 Issue.
Topics: atari, battlezone, roebuck, atarh, rti, transpiut, noeasy, tindicates, flying, sears
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Simple adverisement for a number of powerful utilities for the Atari Home Computer family, allowing greater manipulation of cartridge and disk data. Classic example of the use of the "Atari Font" in selling Atari software (not to mention the Atari logo) from Hi-Res Magazine March 1984 Issue.
Topics: atari, disk, ttie, programs, software, allows, computer, shipping, ram, cartridge, software...
Advertisement for the Orange+ Computer, an Apple II Clone from Collins International Trading Corporation.
Topics: franklin, peripherals, computer, ace, apple, fully, collins, fighter, lower, franklin ace
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Brochure for SofTraders International, a "Used Software" Club with thousands of members (or thousands of recipients of this flyer). Provided a brokerage house for people to "trade" their "used software" among each other for a simple membership fee for access to the catalog. Sounds about as fishy as you can get, but whatever works in the rough and tumble home computer market of the early 1980s..
Topics: catalog, listings, traders, catalogs, select, disk, softraders, programs, titles, membership, titles
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Advertisement for ABC Airflow, an expansion fan for the front of IBM PC Computers.
Topics: airflo, abc, ibm, pcairflo, heat
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"STB Systems Incorporated: Expansion Products for Personal Computing" - Small brochure catalog for a range of expansion cards for Apple IIs and IBM PCs, including video, RAM, and input/output. Includes separate price list on accompanying card. STB Systems apparently lived up into the 1990s until getting bought out.
Topics: ibm, memory, compatible, stb, printer, parallel, expansion, port, board, serial, parallel printer,...
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One-sheet and cover letter for the Mylex Chairman, the "Chairman of the Boards": a graphics card for IBM-PCs providing additional graphics formats to the PC.
Topics: color, graphics, ibm, monochrome, mylex, shades, monitor, modes, softuuare, monitors, color...
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Cover letter and flyer for the Superbase 64 by Precision Software of Surrey and New York, the "new concept in database management / complete information system for the Commodore 64".
Topics: characters, superbase, records, precision, unlimited, software, commodore, database, user, program,...
Collection of three one-sheet papers describing various products by Pegasus, a division of Great Lakes Computer Periphers, Inc. Includes the Pegasus XT Conversion Kit (turns your IBM PC into an XT with the addition of a 10mb hard drive) and two large hard drives, both 10 and 32 megabytes.
Topics: pegasus, ibm, specifications, disk, mbytes, hard, track, msec, operating, mbyte, hard disk, bits...
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PC: The Disk Magazine - Software Submission Plan, a small booklet explaining the rules for providing software and documentation for submission to the Ziff-Davis Publication that came on a floppy disk.
Topics: software, program, submission, documentation, disk, magazine, ibm, agreement, submissions,...
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The Sierra On-Line Hi-Res Adventures Promotional Catalog, an introduction to the Hi-Res series of adventure games by a mysterious Host who travels through time and space to sell you games.
Topics: adventurer, cranston, enter, wizard, neburon, wizards, mission, secret, asteroid, planet, time...
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12-page brochure for the Amiga Computer. "Amiga: The Computer for Creative Minds", with profiles of various types of Amiga users, including composers, artists, musicians, writers, movie makers, and so on. Somewhat questionable "case" numbers below each entry, indicating some sort of global "Amiga Dossier" of users.
Topics: amiga, amigas, color, computer, graphics, probst, creative, movie, vel, oilman, amiga allows, amiga...
Technological Innovations for the Vic-20 and Commodore-64 designed by Rak-Ware, including the Universal Tape Interface and the Expand-O-Ram, from Microware Distributing.
Topics: switch, cartridge, selectable, memory, commodore, interface, tymac, cbm, universal, universal tape,...
Processor Tech: Seven Points to Consider Before You Buy Your Small Computer. Informs you that you have multiple choices in small computers and the Processor Technology Sol is reliable and well-maintained. From Creative Computing, May-June 1978 issue.
Topics: sol, computer, small, processor, technology, complete, system, computers, systems, languages, small...
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Catalog/Promotional Material for the "Next Generation" of Atari Home Computers, before a buyout by Jack Tramiel closed down most of the proposed machines.
Topics: atari, computer, program, cartridge, programs, programming, joystick, disk, graphics, cassette,...
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Sheet for Crown of Arthain (Adventure Game) from Microfun.
Topics: crown, search, apple, entertainment, mountain, skokie, knightly, ioww, entertainment
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Winter 1983 catalog of gifts, gadgets and candy from Sweet Gum, a candy store in North Miami, Florida. Includes computer-shaped candy, whacky computer t-shirts, ties, desk toys, and even a couple electronics (notably, a Wico joystick). Contains what appears to be doubled pages, but in fact there was an extra page folded into the catalog with a slight "remix" of some of the items and a different form to fill out.
Topics: computer, add, ibm, puter, programmer, chocolate, perfect, sippi, color, weet, money order, item...
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One-sheet and cover letter for the Xentek Corporation "Magic Mother" - an expansion card for the Vic-20 that expands the bus to allow duplication of cartridge ROMs and provide a fuse to protect them.
Topics: magic, cartridges, cartridge, ram, mother, rom, board, motherboard, features, mapping, magic...
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Brochure for the Varityper Composition Systems, including the flagship Comp/Edit Phototypsetter with the 4800 Area Composition Terminal - One of the best examples of how far ahead a leap the Macintosh computers were, and how far we've come generally (1980, likely sent out 1983)
Topics: typesetting, type, varityper, typeset, phototypesetter, amtext, copy, expand, processing, styles,...
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Brochure with information about a Computer Camp in Indiana, including descriptions, proposed meals and credentials of staff.
Topics: computer, campers, midwest, camp, camping, indiana, activities, programs, skill, sessions, midwest...
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Manual for the Atari 410 (Cassette Recorder) including proper care and maintenance, use of the buttons, loading and saving programs, and installation; gift of Dr. John Rescigno.
Topics: program, atari, cassette, tape, computer, press, recorder, programs, gram, data, program recorder,...
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The 1983 Winter/Holiday catalog for The Shelburne Company (later Shelburne Innovations), a direct-mail Consumer Electronics company (with a now-closed showroom in Maryland). 28 pages of classic early-1980 consumer electronics, from the areas of telecommunications, health, gadgetry and furniture. "Innovative Products for You and Your Home" Larry Demko writes: "The Shelburne Company catalog, later called INNOVATIONS, was created and produced by Larry Demko, who wrote much of the...
Topics: pulse, phone, cordless, alarm, battery, weighs, tach, sensor, automatic, electronic, pulse tach,...
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When I Was Young..... ...I used to read a lot of computer magazines. Compute, Creative Computing, Omni and many others would either show up at my home or more likely, get bought with whatever money I was able to scrounge up. Pizza and the latest issue would be the order of the day, and I would eat my slice happily as I walked home and dreamed of computers not yet owned and software not yet purchased. One of the features of many computer magazines at the time were small postcards you could take...
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