Computer Documentaries

Computer Documentaries

Part of what I’m attempting to do with these old computers is to get them all working so that I can create a documentary for each one, explaining it’s origins, the intended customer, what it actually ended up being used for, why it was a success or failure, etc.  That way these computers won’t be completely forgotten and people can see them in action.  In doing these documentaries, I prefer to have computers that are working and look as close to original as possible.  So, it takes a while to do the restorations, and then research, film, and produce these.  I’ve done several already and I’ve cataloged them here to make it easier to find the ones I’ve completed as well as see the ones that are in the planning stages.

Commodore Business Machines

 

Released Link
Commodore KIM-1 / PET 1977 Episode 180
Commodore VIC-20 1980 Episode 183
Commodore Max / 64 / 64c / Educator 64 / SX-64 1982 Episode 197
Commodore 16 / 116 / Plus/4 1984 Episode 215
Commodore 128 / 128D 1985 Episode 224
Commodore Disk Drives and Accessories 1979-1991 coming soon
Commodore Amiga 1985 coming soon
Commodore PC and Colt series 1985 coming soon

Tandy / Radio Shack

Released Link
TRS-80 Model 1 1977 coming soon
TRS-80 Model 4p 1984 coming soon
Color Computer 1, 2, 3, and MC-10 1980 coming soon
Model 100 / 200 / 600 1983 coming soon
Pocket Computer series 1980 coming soon
Tandy 1000 1984 coming soon

Apple Computer

Apple 1 1976 coming soon
Apple II / II+ / IIe /IIc 1977 coming soon
Apple III 1980 coming soon
Apple IIgs 1986 coming soon
Macintosh 128K / Plus / SE 1984 coming soon
Macintosh LC / LC II / LC III 1990 coming soon

Misc Computers

 

Sinclair ZX-80 / ZX-81 / Timex Sinclair 1981 coming soon
Timex Sinclair 1500 / 2068 1983 coming soon
Atari 400 / 800 / XE / XE GS 1979 coming soon
Atari ST 1985 coming soon
V-Tech Laser Portable Computers 1984 Episode 161
V-Tech Advantech I.Q. 1991 Episode 199
V-Tech Laser 128 & XT 1984 coming soon
Osborne 1 1981 Episode 173
Color Maximite 2012 Episode 195
PE6502 single board 2017 Episode 188
IBM PCjr 1984 coming soon
Texas Instruments TI-99/4a 1981 coming soon
Compaq Portable 1, 2, and 3 1983 coming soon
Dynalogic Hyperion 1983 coming soon