Retro Computing

Tech news

This Super Retro Website Is Running on a 30-Year-Old Mac

The Macintosh SE/30 might be ancient and underpowered by today's standards, but it can still serve up a website with a little elbow grease.
Matthew Gault
8.13.19
great deal

This Ridiculous Laptop Cost $20,000 in the 90s

Buys a $20,000 computer, plays 'Doom.'
Samantha Cole
7.14.17
Tedium

How Apple’s Early Clone Wars Reshaped Copyright Law

The Apple II computer didn’t attract as many clones as the IBM PC, but the clone-makers the machine did attract often had pretty interesting second acts.
Ernie Smith
7.4.17
Gaming

The Floppotron Is Back for a 'Pokémon Go' Tribute

It might be the best rendition yet.
Louise Matsakis
7.23.16
PC

Watch This Malware Turn a Computer into a Digital Hellscape

”There are no words.”
Daniel Oberhaus
7.9.16
Music

Watch 64 Floppy Disk Drives Play the Theme from 'Star Wars'

Performance uses 64 floppy drives, eight hard disks, and two scanners.
Leif Johnson
7.8.16
publishing

The Print Shop: Why the Dot-Matrix Printer Icon Faded From View

The Print Shop, Brøderbund’s most popular app when that meant a whole lot, had a huge impact on computing. So why is it in the bargain bin these days?
Ernie Smith
6.6.16
history

These Books Will Make You Nostalgic For the Early Days of Computer Programming

Robots and ‘Space Invader’ aliens help you learn coding fundamentals.
Rachel Pick
2.8.16
Culture

There's An Entire Conference Dedicated to Geocities-Style Websites

Why old-school websites are the future of the internet.
Jason Koebler
10.26.15
Features

A Weekend at KansasFest, the Sleepaway Camp for Apple II Fanatics

KansasFest is a festival dedicated exclusively to a 38-year-old computer.
Jason Koebler
7.31.15
Radio Motherboard

Radio Motherboard: We Went to a Festival Dedicated to a 38-Year-Old Computer

Motherboard visits KansasFest, one of the longest-running retro computing festivals in the world.
Jason Koebler
7.31.15