Advent of Computing


Episode 62 - What's With The Wedge? Part 1​

Early home microcomputers have a very distinctive shape to them. From the Apple II and the ZX Spectrum, to the Commodore 64 and the Amiga, wedged were the order of the day. I've always wondered why that shape became so popular, and where it came from. Today we start a deep dive into that question, slowly tracing the origins of the first wedge shaped computer. Selected Sources: http://www.leefelsenstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/TST_scan_150.pdf The Tom Swift Terminal, or a Convivial Cybernetic Device https://archive.org/details/levy-s-hackers-heroes-computer-revolution "Hackers", by Levy http://www.s100computers.com/Hardware Manuals/Processor Technology/VDM-1 Manual.pdf VDM-1 manual

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