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I am looking for resources - websites, books, etc... - that have information on antiquated computers. Specifically those from around 1975 onwards. Maybe with clock speeds of about 5MHz+. I don't need specific information - something like a history would be ideal. I have some knowledge of processor architecture and assembly programming, so I would be comfortable reading somewhat technical stuff. I'm mostly interested in microcomputers, but I'm looking for inspiration, so don't let that limit you.

Any suggestions?

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  • $\begingroup$ What kinds of computers? Mainframes, minis, microcomputers? 5MHz clock speed is actually pretty high for 1975. $\endgroup$ – John Dallman Sep 11 '16 at 21:49
  • $\begingroup$ I edited my question. The 5MHz figure is based on the Intel 8086, which came out in 1978, so you're right that it's pretty high :-) $\endgroup$ – Charles Noon Sep 11 '16 at 22:02
  • $\begingroup$ which kind of information, how they look like, how they where produced, how they work or ...? $\endgroup$ – MolbOrg Sep 11 '16 at 22:14
  • $\begingroup$ Like I said, a history would be ideal. What machines where developed when, and by who. How well they sold, how that was influenced by their capabilities, and so on. $\endgroup$ – Charles Noon Sep 11 '16 at 22:20
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    $\begingroup$ Leaning toward off topic. Look at old issues of Byte magazine, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, ACM Communications. Biographies of the founders of Intel may lead to more technical references. $\endgroup$ – Morrison Chang Sep 11 '16 at 23:46
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For information on the history of computers you can visit:

Note: posted as comunity wiki, please edit and add.

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The Computer History Museum has all sorts of stuff that you're looking for.

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  • $\begingroup$ Why not add that to the community wiki answer? $\endgroup$ – JDługosz Sep 12 '16 at 7:23

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