Posted by under on December 4 2015, 0 comments

Recondite Computers is my attempt to collect together information about old Operating Systems, forgotten computers and the like, using modern system to emulate them in some way.

The name comes from the word recondite, which can mean “difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend“, “little known; abstruse” and “confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle”. Esoteric would be a good, yet inexact synonym.

It also comes from the fiction computer company “Recondite Computers” in the BBC Sci-Fi series “Star Cops“. The company “invented” a pocket sized, artificially intelligent, natural language processing device. Remember this was made 1987 and set in 2027. We all have one now, don’t we?