Rampaging Roland

Today’s vintage tech deals with a computer system I grew up with, the Amstrad CPC family of machines. It’s always unusual doing the research for vintage tech articles, as the online sources can often be a little flaky (yes, I’m looking at you, Wikipedia), so it was rather nice to work on something where I already had a considerable quantity of knowledge upfront. As an added bonus, there’s even a video review of a classic Amstrad game awaiting you, albeit not a review I’ve contributed to. Quite why I haven’t contributed to it should become clear very quickly indeed.
Vintage Tech: Looking back at the Amstrad CPC: “Did you own an Amstrad computer? While never as widespread as Commodore’s insanely successful C64, the CPC range had its share of enthusiasts. Here’s why.”

Author: Alex

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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