During the Second World War, American women were recruited to fill factory roles previously occupied by men who had gone off to fight in Europe and in the Pacific. While many of these roles involved the manufacture of munitions, others involved the assembly of electronic components used in field radios [more...]
A large, rectangular canvas bag sits in the middle of a huge oaken conference table, a gaggle of journalists assembled around it, while Steve Jobs talks Walkman. “It’s amazing”, Jobs says, “only about that thick.” [more...]
After Sydney-native Peter Vogel graduated from high school in 1975, his classmate Kim Ryrie approached him with the idea of a creating a computer microprocessor-driven electronic musical synthesiser. Ryrie was frustrated with his attempts at [more...]
THE ARCADE games of the 1970s used dedicated circuits for sound – even the sound chip in the Atari 2600 only had a set of pre-defined sound effects and an oddly-tuned tone generator. Realising that [more...]
The latest release of microM8 includes a few new features. First, GEOS is now usable inside microM8. Quoting Wikipedia: “GEOS (Graphic Environment Operating System) is a discontinued operating system from Berkeley Softworks (later GeoWorks). Originally [more...]
In the 1960s, the BBC experimented with the idea of broadcasting a newspaper to hard-copy printers in homes during the early hours of the morning. It worked by rasterising (converting into lines) text, sending it [more...]
Paleotronic Magazine takes an enthusiastic look back at the history of electronics, including computers, videogames and media, as well as its use professionally, in business and in industry. Along the way, we trace the roots of the devices and technologies which define our modern world. It’s education meets entertainment.
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