The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

When the other folders just won't do!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

Post Reply
User avatar
flying_delorean81
Posts: 1051
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:18 pm
Location: Hill Valley

The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by flying_delorean81 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:04 pm

My personal favourite is the Pocketmail...

The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made
My Instagram: @caveofpixels
My Facebook: THE CAVE OF PIXELS
My Tumblr: THE CAVE OF PIXELS
My DeviantART page: caveofpixels.deviantart.com

Fred83
Posts: 6997
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:55 pm

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by Fred83 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:14 pm

:lol: :lol: at The Coleco Adam with its magnetic fault

User avatar
Havantgottaclue
Posts: 2668
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:20 am
Location: Usually on a train

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by Havantgottaclue » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:47 pm

Excellent. I love how the advice given to people with a faulty Apple III is to drop it on the floor. :lol:
Soon you will have forgotten all things: soon all things will have forgotten you. (Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 7)

User avatar
felgekarp
Posts: 9351
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 11:47 am
Location: Earth 3

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by felgekarp » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:30 pm

That picture of the Timex machine really cracks me up :lol:
Splink!

User avatar
The Master
Posts: 7252
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:01 pm
Location: the isle of everywhere

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by The Master » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:40 pm

It gives me the horn...
gleeple doople zwak-zwak snafn olg mmnnnnip

User avatar
paranoid marvin
Posts: 14272
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:28 pm
Location: 21st Century Earth

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:46 pm

where's the A600?
Mr Flibble says...
"Game over , boys!"

User avatar
Emperor Fossil
Posts: 1705
Joined: Wed May 02, 2007 7:23 pm
Location: Already rockin the Christmas cap, WOOOOH!

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by Emperor Fossil » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:18 pm

What, no Haines Chromaview? Pah!

User avatar
woody.cool
Posts: 8809
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:29 am
Location: Northampton, UK
Contact:

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by woody.cool » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:33 am

paranoid marvin wrote:where's the A600?
:lol:
The labotomy of the Amiga range

psj3809
Posts: 18844
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:28 am

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by psj3809 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:27 am

Harsh about the ZX81 ! That was great back then when it was out !

User avatar
Matt_B
Posts: 5398
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:30 am
Location: 5 minutes from the beach, 30 seconds from the pub

Re: The 5 Most Ridiculously Awful Computers Ever Made

Post by Matt_B » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:46 am

felgekarp wrote:That picture of the Timex machine really cracks me up :lol:
Yeah, the picture is hilarious, but the machine really shouldn't be in that list. Sure, it's got hardly any RAM, saves to tape rather than disk, and the keyboard is a bit of a joke, but that's the point; it's a minimalist machine. You might as well throw any late 70s kit computer in there for the same reasons.

However, unlike the others, it did what it was supposed to do and, when you look at some of the later games for it, a whole lot more too. The writers deserve to be thrown into a maze with a real T Rex. :P

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest