Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Focus on MicroComputers, 1979

Here are some scans from Popular Electronics Magazine, November 1979. Not a mouse in sight.

That's the front cover, above. Here's the inside cover, an Apple ad:

The Casio Melody 80. I want one!

Ever notice how every computer ad from the '70s - '90s is pretty much a nuclear family huddled around a table, with one of them pointing at something on the monitor?

This Compucolor looks pretty sweet for 1979...

Good old Heathkit. The All-In-One H89 model. Probably the last computer to come out of Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Some PCs from Ohio Scientific:

The Exidy Sorcerer. They just don't name 'em like that anymore...

Some random images from the issue.

That's all for now. Maybe I'll find some pics from the '80s next time!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Marble's Instruments #4

Picked this one up last October. Nice low action and funky tone from the no-name pickup (maybe a DeArmond?). The next is set with a dry-wall screw...