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An AC adapter, AC/DC adapter, or AC/DC converter is a type of external power supply, often enclosed in a case similar to an AC plug.
The Acorn Archimedes is a family of personal computers designed by Acorn Computers Ltd in Cambridge (England) and sold in the late-1980s to mid-1990s, Acorn's first general-purpose home computer based on its own ARM architecture (initially the CPU and architecture was known as Acorn RISC Machine, or ARM; it later became one of the most widely used CPU architectures in the world, used in most smartphones among many other uses).
Activision Publishing, Inc. is an American video game publisher.
Adam Osborne (March 6, 1939 – March 18, 2003) was a Thailand-born British-American author, book and software publisher, and computer designer who founded several companies in the United States and elsewhere.
Ahoy! was a computer magazine published between January 1984 and January 1989 that focused on all Commodore International color computers, but especially the Commodore 64 and Amiga.
The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985.
The Commodore Amiga 1000, also known as the A1000 and originally simply as the Amiga, is the first personal computer released by Commodore International in the Amiga line.
Amiga Corporation was a United States computer company formed in the early 1980s as Hi-Toro.
In electronics, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC, A/D, or A-to-D) is a system that converts an analog signal, such as a sound picked up by a microphone or light entering a digital camera, into a digital signal.
Another World, also known as Out of This World in North America and Outer World in Japan, is a 1991 cinematic platformer action-adventure game designed by Éric Chahi for Delphine Software.
Antic was a home computer magazine devoted to the Atari 8-bit family (Atari 400/800, XL, XE, XEGS).
The Apple IIGS (styled as II), the fifth and most powerful model of the Apple II family, is a 16-bit personal computer produced by Apple Computer, Inc.
In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software.
An application software (app or application for short) is a computer software designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user.
Ashton-Tate (Ashton-Tate Corporation) was a US-based software company best known for developing the popular dBASE database application.
Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA.
The Atari 2600 (or Atari Video Computer System before November 1982) is a home video game console from Atari, Inc. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games contained on ROM cartridges, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976.
The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992.
The Atari Coldfire Project (ACP) is a volunteer project that has created a modern Atari ST computer clone called the FireBee.
Atari Corporation was an American manufacturer of computers and video game consoles from 1984 to 1996.
The Atari Falcon030 Computer System is a personal computer released by Atari Corporation in 1992.
The Atari Jaguar is a home video game console that was developed by Atari Corporation.
The Atari joystick port is a widely used computer port used to connect various gaming controllers to game console and home computer systems.
The Atari Mega STE was Atari Corporation's last ST series personal computer, released in 1991.
The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family.
Atari ST BASIC (or ST Basic) was the first dialect of BASIC that was produced for the Atari ST line of computers.
The Atari ST character set is the character set of the Atari ST personal computer family including the Atari STE, TT and Falcon.
The STacy was a portable version of the Atari ST.
Atari Teenage Riot (abbreviated ATR) is a German band formed in Berlin in 1992.
TOS (The Operating System also Tramiel Operating System from Jack Tramiel, owner of Atari Corp. at the time) is the operating system of the Atari ST range of computers.
The Atari Transputer Workstation (also known as ATW-800, or simply ATW) was a workstation class computer released by Atari Corporation in the late 1980s, based on the INMOS transputer.
The Atari TT030 is a member of the Atari ST family, released in 1990.
Atari, Inc. was an American video game developer and home computer company founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.
Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries.
Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max, is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images.
Autodesk Animator, also known as Ani Pro, PJ Paint, PJ, was a 2D computer animation and painting program in 1989 for PC with MS-DOS.
Éric Chahi (born October 21, 1967) is a French computer game designer best known as the creator of Heart of Darkness and Another World (also known as Out of This World in North America).
Bitstream Speedo, or Speedo, is an obsolete scalable font format created by Bitstream Inc.
A blitter is a circuit, sometimes as a coprocessor or a logic block on a microprocessor, dedicated to the rapid movement and modification of data within a computer's memory.
Borland Software Corporation is a software company that facilitates software deployment projects.
A bulletin board system or BBS (also called Computer Bulletin Board Service, CBBS) is a computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program.
The byte is a unit of digital information that most commonly consists of eight bits, representing a binary number.
Byte was an American microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage.
The C' battery (or R14 battery) is a standard size of dry cell battery typically used in medium-drain applications such as toys, flashlights, and musical instruments.
Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson.
Calamus is a desktop publishing application, built for the Atari ST computer.
A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.
Centronics Data Computer Corporation was an American manufacturer of computer printers, now remembered primarily for the parallel interface that bears its name, the Centronics connector.
Charlie Brown is the central protagonist of the comic strip Peanuts, syndicated in daily and Sunday newspapers in numerous countries all over the world.
ChessBase GmbH is a German company that markets chess software, maintains a chess news site, and operates servers for online chess.
In electronics, a chip carrier is one of several kinds of surface mount technology packages for integrated circuits (commonly called "chips").
The Church of the SubGenius is a parody religion that satirizes better-known belief systems.
Code page 437 is the character set of the original IBM PC (personal computer), or DOS.
A code wheel is a type of copy protection used on older computer games, often those published in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The Color Graphics Adapter (CGA), originally also called the Color/Graphics Adapter or IBM Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter, introduced in 1981, was IBM's first graphics card and first color display card for the IBM PC.
COMDEX (an abbreviation of Computer Dealers' Exhibition) was a computer expo trade show held at various locations in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada, USA, each November from 1979 to 2003.
The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).
Commodore International (or Commodore International Limited) was an American home computer and electronics manufacturer founded by Jack Tramiel.
Compute!, often stylized as COMPUTE!, was an American home computer magazine that was published from 1979 to 1994.
Computer animation is the process used for generating animated images.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006.
A computer mouse is a hand-held pointing device that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface.
In computing, multitasking is the concurrent execution of multiple tasks (also known as processes) over a certain period of time.
Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.
ComputerLand was a widespread chain of retail computer stores during the early years of the microcomputer revolution, and was one of the outlets (along with Computer City and Sears) chosen to introduce the IBM PC in 1981.
CES (formerly an acronym for Consumer Electronics Show but now the official name) is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association.
Copy protection, also known as content protection, copy prevention and copy restriction, is any effort designed to prevent the reproduction of software, films, music, and other media, usually for copyright reasons.
CP/M, originally standing for Control Program/Monitor and later Control Program for Microcomputers, is a mass-market operating system created for Intel 8080/85-based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.
Cyber Studio CAD-3D (or just CAD-3D) is a 3D modeling and animation package developed by Tom Hudson for the Atari ST computer and published by Antic Software.
The D-subminiature or D-sub is a common type of electrical connector.
Ville Virtanen (born 17 July 1975), better known by his stage name Darude, is a Finnish DJ and record producer from Eura, Finland.
David John Braben (born 2 January 1964) is a British game developer, game designer, founder and CEO of Frontier Developments plc, co-creator of the Elite series, space trading computer games, first published in 1984.
DEGAS and DEGAS Elite (D.E.G.A.S., Design & Entertainment Graphic Arts System) are bitmap graphics editors created by Tom Hudson for the Atari ST and published by Batteries Included.
Delta encoding is a way of storing or transmitting data in the form of differences (deltas) between sequential data rather than complete files; more generally this is known as data differencing.
Deluxe Paint, often referred to as DPaint, is a bitmap graphics editor series created by Dan Silva for Electronic Arts.
Desktop publishing (abbreviated DTP) is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer primarily for print.
In Unix-like operating systems, a device file or special file is an interface to a device driver that appears in a file system as if it were an ordinary file.
Digital Equipment Corporation, also known as DEC and using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Digital Research, Inc. (also known as DR or DRI) was a company created by Gary Kildall to market and develop his CP/M operating system and related 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit systems like MP/M, Concurrent DOS, Multiuser DOS, DOS Plus, DR DOS and GEM.
A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor (or a SIP block), with its architecture optimized for the operational needs of digital signal processing.
A DIN connector is an electrical connector that was originally standardized in the early 1970s by the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), the German national standards organization.
Direct memory access (DMA) is a feature of computer systems that allows certain hardware subsystems to access main system memory (Random-access memory), independent of the central processing unit (CPU).
A discount store or discount shop is a retail shop which sells products at prices that are lower than the typical market price.
DOS is a family of disk operating systems.
In computer science, a double-sided disk is a disk of which both sides are used to store data.
Douglas Andrew Bell (born February 24, 1961) is a computer game developer, best known for his role as the lead designer and programmer for the classic Dungeon Master series of computer games, which met with critical success, from San Diego studio FTL Games.
DTACK Grounded was a computer hobbyist newsletter published from July 1981 to September 1985 by Hal W. Hardenberg.
Dungeon Master is a realtime role-playing video game featuring a pseudo-3D first-person perspective.
An early adopter (sometimes misspelled as early adapter or early adaptor) or lighthouse customer is an early customer of a given company, product, or technology.
Earth Moving is the 12th record album by British musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1989.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Encore is a music notation (scorewriter) program for Microsoft Windows and macOS.
The Falcon line of computer games is a series of simulations of the F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft.
Falcon is a combat flight simulator video game and the first official entry (not counting the 1984's F-16 Fighting Falcon) in the Falcon series of the F-16 jet fighter's simulators by Spectrum HoloByte.
Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook; 31 July 1963), better known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
Flash memory is an electronic (solid-state) non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.
A floating-point unit (FPU, colloquially a math coprocessor) is a part of a computer system specially designed to carry out operations on floating point numbers.
A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette, or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles.
Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; Armenian: Գարրի Կիմովիչ Կասպարով; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, who many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time.
The AY-3-8910 is a 3-voice programmable sound generator (PSG) designed by General Instrument in 1978, initially for use with their 16-bit CP1610 or one of the PIC1650 series of 8-bit microcomputers.
Genlock (generator locking) is a common technique where the video output of one source, or a specific reference signal from a signal generator, is used to synchronize other picture sources together.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
GFA BASIC is a dialect of the BASIC programming language, by Frank Ostrowski.
Gilman Louie (born 1960) is a technology venture capitalist who got his start as a video game designer and then ran the CIA venture capital fund In-Q-Tel.
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a compiler system produced by the GNU Project supporting various programming languages.
The graphical user interface (GUI), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.
Graphics Environment Manager (GEM) was an operating environment created by Digital Research (DRI) for use with the DOS operating system on Intel 8088 and Motorola 68000 microprocessors.
A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk is an electromechanical data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.
The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.
HiSoft Systems is a software company based in the UK, creators of a range of programming tools for microcomputers in 1980s and 1990s.
Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.
IBM PC DOS (an acronym for IBM personal computer disk operating system) is a discontinued operating system for the IBM Personal Computer, manufactured and sold by IBM from the early 1980s into the 2000s.
The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.
Idris is a discontinued multi-tasking, Unix-like, multi-user, real-time operating system released by Whitesmiths, of Westford, Massachusetts.
IEEE 1284 is a standard that defines bi-directional parallel communications between computers and other devices.
Imagine Publishing was a UK-based magazine publisher, which published a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines.
Infocom was a software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produced numerous works of interactive fiction.
InfoWorld (formerly The Intelligent Machines Journal) is an information technology media business.
The Intel 80286 (also marketed as the iAPX 286 and often called Intel 286) is a 16-bit microprocessor that was introduced on 1 February 1982.
The Intel 80386, also known as i386 or just 386, is a 32-bit microprocessor introduced in 1985.
Is This Hyperreal? is the fourth studio album from Atari Teenage Riot, and their first album since they effectively disbanded in 2000.
Jack Tramiel (born Idek Trzmiel; December 13, 1928 – April 8, 2012) was a Polish American businessman, best known for founding Commodore International.
Jay Glenn Miner (May 31, 1932 – June 20, 1994) was an American integrated circuit designer, known primarily for developing multimedia chips for the Atari 2600 and Atari 8-bit family and as the "father of the Amiga".
Jean-Michel André Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and record producer.
Jeff Minter (born in 22 April 1962 in Reading) is an independent English video game designer and programmer who often goes by the name Yak.
Jeremy Elliott "Jez" San OBE (born 29 March 1966) is an English game programmer and entrepreneur who founded Argonaut Software as a teenager in the 1980s.
William James Kent (born February 10, 1960) is an American research scientist and computer programmer.
John Charles Dvorak (born April 5, 1952) is an American columnist and broadcaster in the areas of technology and computing.
The kibibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for quantities of digital information.
A laptop, also called a notebook computer or just notebook, is a small, portable personal computer with a "clamshell" form factor, having, typically, a thin LCD or LED computer screen mounted on the inside of the upper lid of the "clamshell" and an alphanumeric keyboard on the inside of the lower lid.
The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada.
Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process.
The Lattice C Compiler was released in June 1982 by Lifeboat Associates and was the first C compiler for the IBM Personal Computer.
Lisp (historically, LISP) is a family of computer programming languages with a long history and a distinctive, fully parenthesized prefix notation.
LocalTalk is a particular implementation of the physical layer of the AppleTalk networking system from Apple Computer.
Logic Pro is a digital audio workstation (DAW) and MIDI sequencer software application for the macOS platform.
Logo is an educational programming language, designed in 1967 by Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon.
Lotus Software (called Lotus Development Corporation before its acquisition by IBM) was an American software company based in Massachusetts.
Lucille "Lucy" van Pelt is a character in the syndicated comic strip:Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz.
Luke Vibert is a British recording artist and producer known for his work in many subgenres of electronic music.
The Macintosh (pronounced as; branded as Mac since 1998) is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. since January 1984.
macOS (previously and later) is a series of graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001.
In computing, massively parallel refers to the use of a large number of processors (or separate computers) to perform a set of coordinated computations in parallel (simultaneously).
Master Tracks Pro (MTP) is music-sequencer software for Windows or macOS, to author and/or edit MIDI data.
The mebibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
Megamax Cis a K&R C-based development system originally written for Macintosh and ported to the Atari ST and Apple IIGS computers.
A memory management unit (MMU), sometimes called paged memory management unit (PMMU), is a computer hardware unit having all memory references passed through itself, primarily performing the translation of virtual memory addresses to physical addresses.
Michael Berlyn (born 1949) is an American video game designer and writer.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Microsoft Write is a basic word processor included with Windows 1.0 and later, until Windows NT 3.51.
MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.
A MIDI controller is any hardware or software that generates and transmits Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) data to electronic or digital MIDI-enabled devices, typically to trigger sounds and control parameters of an electronic music performance.
MIDI Maze is a networked first person shooter for the Atari ST developed by Xanth Software F/X and released in 1987 by Hybrid Arts.
Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer.
Michael Paradinas (born 26 September 1971), better known by his stage name μ-Ziq (pronounced "music"), is an English electronic musician from Wimbledon, London.
MINIX (from "mini-Unix") is a POSIX-compliant (since version 2.0), Unix-like operating system based on a microkernel architecture.
MiNT is Now TOS (MiNT) is a free software alternative operating system kernel for the Atari ST system and its successors.
Modula-2 is a computer programming language designed and developed between 1977 and 1985 by Niklaus Wirth at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) as a revision of Pascal to serve as the sole programming language for the operating system and application software for the personal workstation Lilith.
Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or values of one color.
A monochrome monitor is a type of CRT computer monitor which was very common in the early days of computing, from the 1960s through the 1980s, before color monitors became popular.
The Motorola DSP56000 (also known as 56K) is a family of digital signal processor (DSP) chips produced by Motorola Semiconductor (later known as Freescale Semiconductor, now acquired by NXP) starting in 1986 and is still being produced in more advanced models in the 2010s.
The Motorola 68000 ("'sixty-eight-thousand'"; also called the m68k or Motorola 68k, "sixty-eight-kay") is a 16/32-bit CISC microprocessor, which implements a 32-bit instruction set, with 32-bit registers and 32-bit internal data bus, but with a 16-bit data ALU and two 16-bit arithmetic ALUs and a 16-bit external data bus, designed and marketed by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector.
The Motorola 68030 ("sixty-eight-oh-thirty") is a 32-bit microprocessor in the Motorola 68000 family.
The Motorola 68040 ("sixty-eight-oh-forty") is a 32-bit microprocessor from Motorola, released in 1990.
The Motorola 68060 ("sixty-eight-oh-sixty") is a 32-bit microprocessor from Motorola released in 1994.
The Motorola 68881 and Motorola 68882 are floating-point coprocessor (FPU) devices that were used in some computer systems in conjunction with the 68020 or 68030 microprocessors.
MS-DOS (acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft.
A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.
A music tracker (short version tracker) is a type of music sequencer software for creating music.
A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.
National Semiconductor was an American semiconductor manufacturer which specialized in analog devices and subsystems, formerly with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, United States.
The NEC V20 (μPD70108) was a processor made by NEC that was a reverse-engineered, pin-compatible version of the Intel 8088 with an instruction set compatible with the Intel 80186.
NEOchrome is an early color bitmap graphics editor for the Atari ST computer family.
The 320xx or NS32000 was a series of microprocessors from National Semiconductor.
The NXP ColdFire is a microprocessor that derives from the Motorola 68000 family architecture, manufactured for embedded systems development by NXP Semiconductors.
An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
Orphaned technology is a descriptive term for computer products, programs, and platforms that have been abandoned by their original developers.
PageStream (originally Publishing Partner) is a desktop publishing software package by Grasshopper LLC (United States), currently available for a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Amiga.
In data transmission, parallel communication is a method of conveying multiple binary digits (bits) simultaneously.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
Peter Douglas Molyneux, OBE (born 5 May 1959) is an English video game designer and programmer.
Philippe Kahn (born March 16, 1952) is a mathematician, technology innovator, entrepreneur and founder of four technology companies: Fullpower Technologies, LightSurf Technologies, Starfish Software and Borland.
In computing, a pizza box is a style of case for computers or network switches.
A portable computer was a computer designed to be easily moved from one place to another and included a display and keyboard.
A programmable sound generator, or PSG, is a sound chip that generates sound waves by synthesizing multiple basic waveforms, and often some kind of noise generator (all controlled by writing data to dedicated registers in the sound chip, hence the name) and combining and mixing these waveforms into a complex waveform, then shaping the amplitude envelope of the resulting waveform using attack, decay, sustain, and release time periods, so that the resulting waveform then mimics a certain kind of sound.
Prolog is a general-purpose logic programming language associated with artificial intelligence and computational linguistics.
The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.
Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.
Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage that stores data and machine code currently being used.
Read-only memory (ROM) is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers and other electronic devices.
Replay Professional was a sound sampling product for the Atari ST.
An RF modulator (or radio frequency modulator) is an electronic device whose input is a baseband signal which is used to modulate a radio frequency source.
The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.
Richard Harold Kirk (born 21 March 1956) is an English musician who has specialised in electronic music since the 1970s.
A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.
A ROM cartridge, sometimes referred to simply as a cartridge or cart, is a removable enclosure containing ROM designed to be connected to a consumer electronics device such as a home computer, video game console and to a lesser extent, electronic musical instruments.
In telecommunications, RS-232, Recommended Standard 232 is a standard introduced in 1960 for serial communication transmission of data.
"Sandstorm" is a trance instrumental by Finnish DJ and record producer Darude.
Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) is a set of standards for physically connecting and transferring data between computers and peripheral devices.
Shareware is a type of proprietary software which is initially provided free of charge to users, who are allowed and encouraged to make and share copies of the program.
Shiraz Shivji (born 1947 in Tanzania) was the primary designer of the Atari ST computer, and one of the engineers behind the Commodore 64.
A SIMM, or single in-line memory module, is a type of memory module containing random-access memory used in computers from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.
A SIPP (single in-line pin package) or SIP (single in-line package) was a short-lived variant of the 30-pin SIMM random-access memory.
Small businesses are privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships that have fewer employees and/or less annual revenue than a regular-sized business or corporation.
Software Publishing Corporation (SPC) was a Mountain View, California-based manufacturer of business software, originally well known for its "pfs:" series (and its subsequent "pfs:First" and "pfs:Professional" derivative series) of business software products, it was ultimately best known for its pioneering Harvard Graphics business and presentation graphics program.
A sound chip is an integrated circuit (i.e. "chip") designed to produce sound.
Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher.
Spinnaker Software was a software company founded in 1982John Case.
The ST BOOK is a portable computer released in 1991 by Atari.
STart was a spin-off computer magazine from Antic magazine.
Cubase is a digital audio workstation developed by Steinberg for music and MIDI recording, arranging and editing.
STOS BASIC is a dialect of the BASIC programming language implemented on the Atari ST computer.
Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese.
A terminal emulator, terminal application, or term, is a program that emulates a video terminal within some other display architecture.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
A think tank, think factory or policy institute is a research institute/center and organisation that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture.
Tom Hudson is an American computer programmer best known for co-creating the 3D modeling and animation package 3D Studio (which became 3D Studio Max, then Autodesk 3ds Max) as well as creating its precursor, CAD-3D for the Atari ST.
The transputer is a series of pioneering microprocessors from the 1980s, featuring integrated memory and serial communication links, intended for parallel computing.
William Murray "Trip" Hawkins III (born December 28, 1953) is an American entrepreneur and founder of Electronic Arts, The 3DO Company, and Digital Chocolate.
Two is the second album by British electronic group Utah Saints.
A users' group (also user's group or user group) is a type of club focused on the use of a particular technology, usually (but not always) computer-related.
Utah Saints are an English electronic music group.
Utah Saints is the self-titled debut album by British electronic band Utah Saints.
VMEbus (Versa Module Europa bus) is a computer bus standard, originally developed for the Motorola 68000 line of CPUs, but later widely used for many applications and standardized by the IEC as ANSI/IEEE 1014-1987.
Volkswriter was a 1980s-era word processor for the IBM PC written by Camilo Wilson and distributed by Lifetree Software, Inc.
The VT220 is an ANSI standard computer terminal introduced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1983.
Warner Communications, Inc. was established in 1972 when Kinney National Company spun off its non-entertainment assets due to a financial scandal over its parking operations (as National Kinney Corporation), and changed its name.
The FD1771 is the first in a line of floppy disk controllers produced by Western Digital.
White Town is a British musical act and is a solo project of Jyoti Prakash Mishra.
WordPerfect (WP) is a word processing application owned by Corel with a long history on multiple personal computer platforms.
WYSIWYG is an acronym for "what you see is what you get".
"Your Woman" is a song by British one man band White Town.
16-bit microcomputers are computers in which 16-bit microprocessors were the norm.
1st Word and 1st Word Plus are word processors developed by GST Computer Systems in the 1980s.
32-bit microcomputers are computers in which 32-bit microprocessors are the norm.
3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.
3D-Calc is a 3-dimensional spreadsheet program for the Atari ST computer.
8-bit is also a generation of microcomputers in which 8-bit microprocessors were the norm.