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Benj Edwards is a freelance writer who specializes in computer and video game history. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to vintage technology.

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9 awesome photos of school computer labs from the 1980s

It was the golden age of personal computers. The hardware was massive—as was the impact on the computing industry.

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The 17 best educational games of the 70s, 80s and 90s

How many did you play as a kid? Enjoy these 17 hits of nostalgia as you send your own children back to school.

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I'm dreaming of a pocket Macintosh

Can you imagine a Macintosh in a smartphone form factor? Benj Edwards can, and he uses his imagination to create what he calls the MacBook Pocket.

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Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga

Give your older Mac a rebirth as a hobby machine

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Remembering eWorld, Apple's forgotten online service

Twenty years ago this month, Apple introduced an online service to compete with the likes of AOL, Prodigy, and CompuServe.

Remembering the Newton MessagePad, 20 years later

Apple made its first tablet PC, featuring handwriting recognition, in 1993. Benj Edwards takes a look at why the Newton failed.

Ten years in the shadow of the Power Mac G5

The Power Mac G5 is a workstation with a design that lasted in the Apple's product line for over a decade

How to install Linux on a vintage 68K Mac

Benj Edwards has instructions on installing Debian 4 on a Mac with a 68K processor.

Hotline revisited

Hotline is an online community created int he early days of the Internet. There are a few servers still active, and Benj Edwards shows how you can take part.

Apple's five most important displays

To celebrate Apple's achievements in display technology, let's take a look at five of the most important displays Apple has ever released. These displays have carried with them the most impact and influence on the computer industry, Apple, and even the wider world as a whole.