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About Coleco ADAM

I’m Justin M. Salvato, a fan and collector of vintage computers. This blog is dedicated to the very first computer I have ever owned: The Coleco ADAM. It is also my favorite. The goal of the blog is to provide information about the ADAM as well as the software and hardware that were created for this vintage computer system.

SmartBASIC boxing program. Spoiler: it’s a joke.


You may have noticed a lack of posts lately.  There’s plenty to write about the short-lived Coleco ADAM computer, so writer’s block is not the issue.  It’s a lack of time and energy that is the problem:  I am back … Continue reading

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Was there a Coleco – Microsoft connection?


In the early 1980s, Microsoft was creating software for many different machines.  Commodore, IBM, Apple, Texas Instruments, all had software produced by Microsoft.  If the computer was sold well, Microsoft was trying to make software for it. I wondered if … Continue reading

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Coleco ADAM software: RECIPE FILER


Not too long ago, a gentleman by the name of Virgil from my Facebook page, asked about a specific recipe from Coleco’s Recipe Filer.  I decided to record the boot sequence and go through the main menu of installed recipes.  … Continue reading

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Don’t insult Coleco ADAM computer owners!


I hate to start the New Year with a negative blog post, but… here goes. I was scrounging around the world wide web looking for a new podcast to listen to.  Of course, anything involving vintage computing will catch my attention.  Then … Continue reading

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Coleco’s ADAM & Microsoft’s Xbox 360: things that make you go ‘hmm’


Those that know me know that I am a fan of Microsoft products.  I write about, read about them, own them, and use them.  Of course I am into the ColecoVision & Coleco ADAM as well.  I recently thought about … Continue reading

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Coleco ADAM’s SmartLOGO demo program.


I wrote about the SmartLOGO software for the Coleco ADAM computer earlier this month.  As part of that article, I uploaded the tutorial that came on the digital data pack.  What I forgot to show was the demonstration program that … Continue reading

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Coleco ADAM software: SmartLOGO


As a child, I used to play with a program on my ADAM computer called SmartLOGO.  I would draw things with it, make animations, and sometimes songs.  This was my favorite piece of software for the ADAM.  I would look at … Continue reading

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