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Archaic Computer Photo Gallery




circa 1977 PET2001


The original PET 2001 computer (PET2001/8k) was wood, then metal cased. A few shipped with 4k.
  • 6502 microprocessor
  • 8k RAM
  • 8k ROM
  • BASIC V1, 2, 3, and 4 (this one has 4)
  • builtin Datassette
  • builtin monochrome 40 column monitor
  • IEEE-488 bus
  • RS-232c interface
  • this one has 3rd party added external keyboard, internal speaker, and reset switch.
  • circa 1978 PET2001/8b


    The PET2001/8b has a business keyboard, referred to on face as a professional computer.

    circa 1979 CBM2001


    Here is the second PET-like machine I ever encountered, the CBM 2001.
    (A friend in college had a PET/CBM in a streamline SCI-FI powder-grey case.)
    This puppy sports 32k memory and a 40 column monochrome display.
    Next to it is the IEEE-488 CBM4040 disk drive with a C2N Datassette on top.



    circa 1980 PET4032


    One of the generic PET computers, could be business -- could be hobby, the PET 4032 here is one of the double matrix, large screen ones.
    While it's screen size is that of the 8032, it is only 40 columns wide.
    This machine has a whopping 32k of Random Access Memory.



    circa 1980 CBM8032-32B


    The 80 column professional computer, this one is the 8032-32B with the Black Face and the monitor is a little higher -- 32k.

    circa 1981 VIC20


    Once referred to as the Color PET by Commodore engineers, the VIC20 was one of the history making machines -- the $300 dollar barrier breaker!
    The VIC22 was thought to be too harsh, Vixen wasn't a good image...VIC20 sounded Space Age.

    circa 1982 commodore 64




    One of the largest selling micros in history, numbers are guestimated between 16 and 22 million units sold (we all know how bad Commodore was at book keeping).



    A close up a the C64-LT. Kernel boot up screen.



    circa 1983 SX-64


    Commodores solution to the luggable, and what a solution.

    circa 1983 SuperPET 9000


    A wonderful dual processor machine.
    The 6502 (MOS Technology 6502) was, of course, an 8 bit chip while the 6809 (Motorola MC6809) was a 16 bit.
    The computer can access 32768 bytes of standard RAM as well as 16 banks of 4096 bytes for a total 65536 bytes of RAM!
    The 16-bit utilizes the Waterloo Software that came with it (programming languages):
    
           Waterloo microBASIC
           Waterloo microPASCAL
           Waterloo microFORTRAN
       and Waterloo microAPL
    
    

    -- Yep -- that last one was once Bill Gates favorite language and he never really did get a good version onto the micro.




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