30 years since the Amstrad CPC

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30 years since the Amstrad CPC

Postby johnhudson » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:57 pm

Nice story http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/12/archaeologic_amstrad_cpc_464/

Why should it interest you? Well, the CPC 464 prompted Amstrad Action and the PCW8256 PCW Format which indirectly led on to LinuxFormat.
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Postby PLan » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:12 am

Amstrad were late to the home computing party at just about the time 8-bit computing had become a known quantity and not that interesting. The Amiga was also around (in some form) in Jan 1984 and that was a truly amazing machine for the time.
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Postby guy » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:42 am

Brings back memories - Richard, Dave and I were among the same close circle of friends at college. Halcyon days!

Still have my PCW in the attic, and it still worked last time I tried it.

Anybody remember the short-lived Computer Age magazine? I have a complete collection for sale - only a few dozen issues - if anybody knows how to put a value on them.
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