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Personal Computer - Applied Technology, Microbee 256T, circa 1987 Object Reg. No: ST 044148

An upgraded computer system from Microbee, which had 256 kb of RAM and twin 3.5 inch disk drives.

Several hundred thousand Microbees were made in the 1980s and sold to users all over Australia and overseas. It was one of the first computers to make big inroads into Australian schools and many Australian computer 'nerds' cut their teeth on a Microbee. About this time, the early Apples, TRS80s, and Commodore 64s were becoming popular. They were small, relatively cheap and offered home computing to the interested. Applied Technology introduced the Microbee as a kit that arrived in a plastic bag as a circuit board and lots of components. Later versions were sold in cases ready made.
List of Parts:
Computer (keyboard & disk drive)
Three 3.5 inch disks
Three volume manual
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr E. Parker, 1998
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computer systems, personal computers
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: microcomputers
Manufacturer: Microbee, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1987
References: Microbee: (accessed 2 June 2011)

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