Articles by tag: history of computers

Author : E. Bolognesi
12 November 2021, 2:17 pm

Interview with David Ahl, founder of Creative Computing

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to meet, online, Mr. David H. Ahl, the legendary founder of the Creative Computing magazine. It was unexpected, and I was so happy to start exchanging messages with him. David Ahl is a real visionary. He created Creative Computing, the first magazine dedicated to home computers, in 1974, even before home computers existed! David Ahl is also the author of several books, including BASIC COMPUTER GAMES, the first programming book to sell more than one mln copies. Mr. Ahl agreed to do a virtual interview that I'm publishing here. Enjoy!

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Author : E. Bolognesi
16 October 2021, 12:18 pm

Brief History of Computer Games and Platforms Part 2: 1983-1986

I published the first part of this article precisely two years ago, it took a lot to complete the second part, but finally, it's here. I hope you will enjoy it!

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Author : E. Bolognesi
21 December 2019, 10:59 am

RIP Chuck Peddle - Legendary Founding Father of the Home Computers

Legendary engineer Chuck Peddle died on December 15, 2019. In case you didn't know, Chuck Peddle is the creator of the 6502 chip, the 8-bit microprocessor that started the home computer revolution. He also designed the KIM-1, probably the world's first single-board computer, and the Commodore PET, one of the first three personal computers, released in 1977.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
17 September 2019, 5:19 pm

Brief History of Computer Games: 1982

The final chapter of the first part of this history of computer games.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
16 September 2019, 5:19 pm

Brief History of Computer Games: 1981

Let's continue our journey with the fourth chapter of the series.

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Author : E. Bolognesi
15 September 2019, 5:19 pm

Brief History of Computer Games: 1980

It's time to start talking about real games in this third chapter of the series.

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