The Retrocomputing Museum

John Boyer (
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 19:28:29 -0500

[ Here is an interestiing page that may bring back memories of failed
projects goneby - johnboy]

The Retrocomputing Museum is dedicated to programs that induce sensations
that hover somewhere between nostalgia and nausea -- the freaks, jokes, and
fossils of computing history. Our exhibits include many languages, some
machine emulators, and a few games.

[My favorite is...]


A very odd little language, probably a joke but alleged to have been used
for embedded-systems control on Swedish nuclear submarines in the 1950s.
Notable for its probabilistic-jump instruction.

[And of course...]

BASIC lives -- unfortunately. This version implements most of the
notoriously bad ANSI X3.113-1987 standard for Full Basic. As the Computer
Contradictionary says, "Shit with icing".