The Computers That Made Britain

The home computer revolution of the 1980s

by Tim Danton

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Book Description

The home computer boom of the 1980s brought with it now iconic machines such as the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, and Commodore 64. Those machines would inspire a generation. Written by Tim Danton.

The Computers That Made Britain (300 pages, hardback) tells the story of 19 of those computers - and what happened behind the scenes. With dozens of new interviews, discover the tales of missed deadlines, technical faults, business interference, and the unheralded geniuses who brought to the UK everything from the Dragon 32 and ZX81, to the Amstrad CPC 464 and Commodore Amiga.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download The Computers That Made Britain ebook for free in PDF format (16.4 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Research Machines 380Z
Chapter 2
Commodore PET 2001
Chapter 3
Apple II
Chapter 4
Sinclair ZX80 and ZX81
Chapter 5
Commodore VIC-20
Chapter 6
IBM Personal Computer (5150)
Chapter 7
BBC Micro
Chapter 8
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Chapter 9
Dragon 32
Chapter 10
Commodore 64
Chapter 11
Acorn Electron
Chapter 12
Apple Macintosh
Chapter 13
Amstrad CPC 464
Chapter 14
Sinclair QL
Chapter 15
Atari 520ST
Chapter 16
Commodore Amiga
Chapter 17
Amstrad PCW 8256
Chapter 18
Acorn Archimedes
Chapter 19
Epilogue: Whatever happened to the British PC?

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Raspberry Pi Press
Published
2021
Pages
297
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9781912047857
ISBN10 Digital
1912047853
PDF Size
16.4 MB
License
CC BY-NC-SA

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