Links to pages related to old computers, IT, "computerology", old software or retrocomputing (if it's not selling mugs with stolen logos). Links to pages for specific computers are found in computers' pages.
Last update: May 2019
The shovel icon means that the website is a historical copy in Internet Archive's servers. It may be not working well or be incomplete. Good luck with archeology.
A quick language reference:
- English (both British and USA);
1. Old computers
Cliff Lawson's Amstrad site
- site with resources for Amstrad computers.
VCFED - They have a good forums related to different old computers. Mostly American collectors.
Old-Computers.com - Information about many old computers.
Obsolete Technology - Description and photos of many old, and very old, computers.
Soviet Digital Electronics Museum - As title says. I recommend to visit this site as there are computers too.
Notatnik Fana Starych Komputerów
- a very well known site with old computers information. It is, or was,
one of the biggest collections in Poland.
Przytul Grata - A nice collection of various old computer hardware.
- Russian site about ZX Spectrum and clones. In their forums there is
much information about Eastern block computers.
Computer Nostalgy - If you don't know Russian, go to photo gallery (Фотовыставка) in the manu in top of page.
Mirrors for TotalHardware 99 for May 2019:
Good luck finding your jumpers. If none of it works, search for the following exact phrase: "jumper settings for 18655 devices"
Wiby - a search engine of "lightweight", small websites, browsable on old computers.
Software fur Amiga - if you want to start your own Amiga...
aTTached - Site by Mr. Wichary, with information about old computers in Poland, mostly articles from old magazines.
4. General IT
Debian - because... why not?
Online Spyware Watchdog - Which software spies on users and how?
Richard M. Stallman - A mandatory link to a website of the GNU creator.
- Integrated Circuits finder/directory.
GIICM - List of digital 74xx and 40xx chips with descriptions and pinouts
Zeptobars - they take photos of integrated circuits. To be exact - their internals.
Pinouts.ru - A very good reference for connector pinouts.
6. Other interesting sites
Old Calculators Web Museum - An interesting calculator collection
These below are related to radiation and nuclear
Dozymetria - Polish blog about radiation meters, testing and scaling them,
Nuclear Today - A really well-written blog about nuclear power, reactors, devices and radiation.
Promieniotwórczość wokół nas - Radiation and its measurement. Also, reviews of Geiger counters and other equipment.
7. Interesting YouTube channels I found to kill time:
These are mostly related to electronics, not old computers.
Reduktor Szumu - And this is about audio equipment, devices are repaired and described.
The 8-bit Guy
- This is
about old computers, yet some details of restoration procedures are not
Shango066 - Guy who is repairing old, tube TVs and explaining how are they diagnosed.
Mr Carlson's Lab - Radio and measurement equipment.
The craft of picture tube rebuilding - This 1.5-hour documentary shows rebuilding of various old cathode ray tubes. It has been took in now-closed Hawkeye plant in USA.