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.”

About the author

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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