Archive for April, 2009

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody as played on vintage computer equipment

April 23, 2009

This video is simply brilliant from a vintage computer lover’s point of view. The artist writes:

  • “Atari 800XL was used for the lead piano/organ sound
  • Texas Instruments TI-99/4a as lead guitar
  • 8 Inch Floppy Disk as Bass
  • 3.5 inch Harddrive as the gong
  • HP ScanJet 3C was used for all vocals.”

Amazing.

Science Of Cambridge (Sinclair) MK14

April 19, 2009

The MK14 (1978) was the first computer by Clive Sinclair’s company, at that time called “Science of Cambridge”. It was a very crude single board computer with an even more obscure CPU – a National Semiconductor SC/MP. It had a really beautiful drawing of it in an ad. Apart from its historical value the interesting part for me is that although it is reported that between 10000 and 50000 pieces shall have been sold, I never saw one one Ebay in the 13 months I looked on Ebay. That is, until recently. It sold for 520 Euros.

However, it is very strange that so few of these machines appear on Ebay if the production numbers are correct.

Atari Stacy 2 & Mattel Intellivision ECS

April 19, 2009

I received a working Atari Stacy 2 (with the display separated and the display back cover missing), and a Mattel Intellivision ECS. All I need now is an Intellivision 🙂