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Why wasn't ASCII designed with a contiguous alphanumeric character order?

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Why doesn’t my VGA-to-HDMI converter work with my 286 PC?

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Why was computer memory so expensive and scarce?

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Why do Game Boy Colors not want nickel-cadmium batteries?

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Are there vintage or historical bitmapped fonts available for non-commercial use?

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Why is the processor instruction called "move", not "copy"?

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Why is the Intel 8086 CPU called a 16-bit CPU?

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Why did trackballs disappear?

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Was it possible to send data over the phone-line without a modem?

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Why weren't audio decoders used to create a makeshift internet in the 70 and 80s?

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How did early laser printers get by with so little memory?

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Were later MS-DOS versions still implemented in x86 assembly?

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History of Ctrl-S and Ctrl-Q for flow control

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Why weren't bootable game disks ever common on the IBM PC?

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What is a Dumb Terminal?

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Was there a technical advantage to such tall PC tower cases?

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How did the Commodore 64 show a picture while reading cassette?

18 votes

Why user-assembled kits?

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Single level file directory

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What's the origin of terminating strings by setting the high bit of the last character?

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Why were teletype printers not used for DOS computers?

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WordStar's "column mode"

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What was the earliest system to explicitly support threading based on shared memory?

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What happens when a terminal (like a VT100) is connected to a computer?

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Why didn't PostScript eliminate the need for printer drivers?

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Last computer not to use octets / 8-bit bytes

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How to use USB flash drives with Windows 98 SE?

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How were files transferred between different systems in the late 1980s?

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What were the real competitors to the early IBM PC?

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Why was the shrinking from 8″ made only to 5.25″ and not smaller (4″ or less)?