I am demonstrating the use of my ‘home-made’ IR Pen or Wii pen using an application called ‘Cooliris’.
First thought that enters my mind is ‘Minority report’ – this device brings a different depth to using the PC, a rather pleasant interactivity that really shows well in Cooliris.


New website in the making…


Myself and Chris are pulling together and developing a new website, completely dedicated and wholly worshipping the ‘Retro’ era – in our minds it’s going to cover the 70’s and 80’s… however as we get closer to 2020?! I am sure it will expand to the 90’s!

We have our site registered, however you won’t find a great deal there yet… but we’d appreciate a bookmark 🙂

In the meantime you can catch us on Twitter with regular updates and general chit-chat!

See you there! 🙂

I received three calculators today! The futuristic looking Rockwell ‘the 24k’ (1976), a Radofin 2200 style 2 (1975) and an immaculate Hanimex ESR 80 (1975) in it’s original packaging.

Rockwell 'The 24K' (1976) hanimexesr80Radofin2200_1

I have just acquired some more retro 70’s calculators, they can be seen here
This week; Rockwell ‘The 24K’ (1976), AML Traveller LE-8 (1971), Sinclair Cambridge Programmable (1977) and Sinclair Cambridge Type 3 (1975).
Today, the Hanimex ESR 80 and the Radofin 2200 – Pictures below.


I am starting a new page called ‘retro calculators’ – still in development but will catalogue my own growing collection of 70’s calculators!
The various designs are very interesting and worthy of preserve, both for historical and factorial reasons.

Stay tuned 🙂

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What is Twitter?

Here is a definition as quoted from

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS, or through applications such as TwitterMobile, Tweetie, Twinkle, Twitterrific, Feedalizr, Facebook, and Twidget, a widget application. Four gateway numbers are currently available for SMS: short codes for the United States, Canada, and India, and a United Kingdom-based number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email. By February 2009, Twitter had 55 million daily users.[2]

Twitter messages may be tagged using hashtags, a word or phrase prefixed with a #, such as #beer[3].

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