“THE WONDER COMPUTER OF THE 1980s. UNDER $300.”
“The best computer value in the world today. The only computer you’ll need for years to come.”
Read the chart and see why COMPUTE! Magazine1 calls the VIC-20 computer “an astounding machine for the price.” Why BYTE raves: “…the VIC-20 computer unit is unexcelled as a low-cost consumer computer.” Why Popular Mechanics says “… for the price of around $300, it’s the only game in town that is more than just a game.”
I certainly remember Elephant disks. When I first got my Apple IIc I joined a subscription service at a local software store where they let you rent a different program every week. Every time you went in to swap programs they would also give you a free, Elephant brand, floppy disk. In retrospect I was obviously supposed to pirate the apps, but I was 9 and found my self thwarted by the copy protection. I remember, some apps would let you make one, and only one back up disk of the program. So if I was the first one to rent it, then I could snag a copy.
REMEMBER: ELEPHANT MEMORY SYSTEMS “NEVER FORGETS.”
MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE.
Says who? Says ANSI.
Specifically, subcommittee X3B8 of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) says so. The fact is all Elephant™ floppies meet or exceed the specs required to meet or exceed all their standards.
But just who is “subcommittee X3B8″ to issue such pronouncements?
Turn your Apple into the world’s most versatile personal computer.
The Softcard™ Solution. Softcard turns your Apple into two computers. A Z-80 and a 6502. By adding a Z-80 microprocessor and CP/M to your Apple, Softcard turns your Apple into a CP/M based machine. That means you can access the single largest body of microcomputer software in existence. Two computers in one. And, the advantages of both.
Two Bytes Are Better Than One
TMS 9900 16BIT MICROCOMPUTER SS-16 THE FULL POWER OF THE 1 6-BIT TMS 9900 MICROPROCESSOR IS NOW AVAILABLE WITH THE UNIQUE COMBINATION OF RELIABLE HARDWARD AND FAST, EASY TO USE SOFTWARE IN THE TECHNICO SS-16. WITH MINICOMPUTER PERFORMANCE THE TECHNICO 16-BIT MICROCOMPUTERS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SINGLE BOARD SUPER STARTER SYSTEM AT UNDER $400
My first modem was an external 300 baud Hayes connected to an Apple IIc (there was no place inside to stick one). Man, even in 1987 300 buad was slow. It was easy to out type the display. Later, in high school I ran my own BBS, on a Supra 14.4, one of the fancy ones with the vacuum fluorescent display. I still cringe when I think about all of the hours I spent tweaking the Hayes initialization string to get everything working right.
modem / ‘mo • dam / [modulator + demodulator] n – s : a device for transmission of digital information via an analog channel such as a telephone circuit.
Those of us who live on the North American continent are blessed with an incredible non-natural resource consisting of a gigantic web of tiny copper wires linking virtually all of our homes and businesses together into the greatest telecommunications network in history. The Bell System and over 1600 independent telephone companies have been stringing wires and microwaves nearly everywhere for up to 100 years. Now, the 80-103A Data Communications Adapter brings this amazing network to S-100 Micro Computers.
The Wizard of Odyssey Reveals The Key to Greater Challenge.
It makes the fun go further with Odyssey2 than any other video game. The keyboard lets you program mazes and grids. Type numbers and letters on the screen. Increase skill levels. It even lets you change opponents and fields of play!
And only Odyssey2 offers—The Master Strategy Series! Each game comes with its own game board. You use it to plan your strategy.
You’re on the road.
Fifty-five miles an hour and you’re still three hours from Atlanta. On the seat next to you is the little miracle that will make the trip worthwhile. It’s an Epson Geneva.’ A full-blown personal computer that runs on batteries and fits in a briefcase. You can’t live without it.
The Dumb Terminal lets you put it all together.
With the new, lower-priced Dumb Terminal™ Kit, that is. Pick one up and escape, once and for all, the headaches of scavenged teletypes and jury-rigged TV sets. With just a little time and aptitude, you can have a live and working Dumb Terminal right in your own home, garage, or business One that lets you get it all out of your system — or into it.
I am so confused by this ad.
ARTEC CRAFTSMANSHIP HAS CREATED The First Truly Silent Motherboard
Noise in your bus lines means errors in your programs. The Artec shielded Motherboard totally eliminates noise.
At 4MHz, the Artec shielded Motherboard is free from spurious noise. No ringing in your bus lines. No errors in your programs.
This Motherboard offers you engineering and craftsmanship never before available in the small computer field. Outstanding as either a replacement for your present Motherboard or as the heart of a new system. Consider these features: