Learning with Computers in the 80s

Let’s take a look back, when we typed in listings on the computers and loaded our software on cassette tape, back in these days we were all using tape decks. We didn’t hear any talk about a 3.5” floppy, a hard drive was trip to the Super-Market, and well a web was something a spider built. Computers were very easy to set-up in the 80s. You just simply connected it to your TV’s antenna socket. Only the rich people had monitors. However once you got plugged in and presto it became an addiction, (much like it is today). Computer geeks were up and down the land spending time typing in computer games programmed by someone else. They spent days typing in basic codes. It never ran the first time around so you had to spend more time debugging, BBC models were introduced in schools in the early mid eighty’s.

772px-amiga500_systemIn 1984 a company called Amstrad released an 8-bit computer system, it came with its own monitor and built-in cassette tape deck. Then in 1985 Amstrad launched the Cpc 664 which featured a built-in floppy disk. Later to only be replaced that same year by the Cpc 6138. Amstrad also launched in 1990s the Coc 464 and a 6128 with a range with virtually the very same hardware he just added a few tweaks! From there came the ZX80 and the Sinclair ZX81 although it was a very basic computer it had black and white graphic. Then comes the next generation, proven to be even more successful. The Sinclair Zx with a spectrum of eight colors. The Commodore 64 then began to dominate the market. A lot has changed since way back then. Most everyone has a computer these days. We have our phones,tablets, laptops and PC’s. It has become our windows to the world. So in just a very few short years technology has soared, and shows no signs of slowing down. Personally I’m glad to have been a part of it all.