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Maury Markowitz
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Why does the Cray 2 use 400 Hz power, and why generate that from motors?

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How did Atari lose money on home computers?

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Was Objective-C really a hindrance to Apple software development?

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Why was IBM BASIC so Huge?

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Benchmark test that was used to characterize an 8-bit CPU?

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How were the special effects achieved for the Kraftwerk Die Roboter 1978 music video?

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What type of interpreter were most 8-bit BASIC implementations?

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Looking for an old image of designing a CPU with plan laid out / being edited on a literal floor

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PET space arcade game with surprisingly good graphics

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Can anyone help me identify this computer?

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Are there any old and nowadays active Operating Systems which has only BASIC Programming Language?

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How much better was DEC Alpha than contemporaneous x86?

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What languages are better fit for generating efficient code for 8-bit CPU's than C?

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Was self-modifying code possible using BASIC?

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Why was Paperback Writer renamed to Pocket Writer?

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Why did Visual Basic use parentheses for both function call and array access?

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How fast were BASIC interpreters in the 80s? (Is this optimization for speed really necessary?)

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Why did trackballs disappear?

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Why were early versions of BASIC different?

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Differences between 4k, 8k and Extended Altair BASIC?

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What was the 2nd best selling computer ever?

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Can we express the instructions to the Analytical Engine in terms of assembler or machine code?

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MITS to Dell: the mail order gap?

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Why did SCSI require so many pins?

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Texas Instruments SN502

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How to decode an audio file which contains an MSX BASIC program?

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How can I ensure my computer design is not anachronistic?

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How did Apple fail to tap the business and scientific markets?

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Developing an application in the era of cassette tapes (audio-tapes)

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What file systems / encapsulation formats used ASCII control characters?