Roland MT-32.. an Orchestra inside your PC or Home computer

Submitted by binaryvalue on Wed, 07/27/2022 - 12:33

Released in 1987 by the Japanese manufacturer Roland Corporation, the MT-32 was the standard MIDI device for PC games in the 80s. Hundreds of video games support the MT-32 on various platforms (IBM PCs, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, MAC, etc.) Notable mentions include several adventure games from Sierra and Lucasfilm.

NeXT & NeXTCube.. the MACOS Savior

Submitted by binaryvalue on Mon, 05/30/2022 - 10:56

Released in 1988, the NeXT computer is a legendary workstation developed and manufactured by NeXT Inc. until 1993. The company was founded by Steve Jobs, after resigning from Apple. However, Apple purchased NeXT in 1996 for over $400 million, and a great number of their innovations, such as the OS, were incorporated in later Apple products.

Macintosh Color Classic I/II

Submitted by binaryvalue on Thu, 05/26/2022 - 14:36

Priced at $1,399, the Macintosh Color Classic was manufactured from February 1993 to May 1995. However, it was sold up to January 1998 in the European and Japanese markets. The color classic offered the "all-in-one" design, with an integrated color RGB Sony Trinitron display. It was the first "all-in-one" Mac to adopt a new modern design with a lot of lines and curves.


Apple Lisa 1/2

Submitted by binaryvalue on Wed, 05/25/2022 - 19:46

The Lisa is a rare GUI-based business computer released by Apple Computer, Inc. in 1983. There are two editions (Lisa I and Lisa II), while Lisa 2/10, was modified and later released as the Macintosh XL. The Lisa computer was more advanced than the later Macintosh 128/512K but it was far more expensive. Lisa 1 was sold for $9,995 which means around $29,000 in today’s money. Lisa 2 was less expensive.

  • It is estimated that around 10,000 Lisa units were sold (only 500 Lisa 1)