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The Gadget Hall of Fame at the Gadget Show Live 2011


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This week is the Gadget Show Live at the NEC, and while I was there earlier in the week I spent some time at the Gadget Hall of Fame.

At last years Gadget Show Live, my favourite part of the whole event was the Gadget Hall of Fame, so this year I was really excited to hear there size they had allocated had doubled.


Here is how they themselves describe their part of the show:

The Centre for Computing History is proud to announce it has once again been commissioned to create the Gadget Hall of Fame at this years Gadget Show Live.

Building on the huge popularity of our stand over the last two years, our display this year will be over double the size of the previous years and feature iconic gadgets and technology from the past 50 years!

Our stand will be separated into four ‘rooms’ with each room representing a decade from the 60’s to the 90’s.

We’ll have all the popular favourites as well as some interesting tech that many may not be familiar with …

Out of the four rooms, the one I loved the most was the 1980’s. I guess that’s because most of my computer and gadget childhood was in the 80s.


I actually had Astro Wars – such a cool game.


A Commodore 64 – the arch enemy of the ZX Spectrum!


My favourite game on the BBC Micro B – Elite!


What is that strange contraption? Where do you stick the bluray discs?


Some other cool gadgets from the 80s.


Does anyone else remember the BBC Doomsday Project?


Now is this an old Apple Mac or is it the new one? Smile


And the Sinclair C5.


And those really annoying Ferbies!


I had a really good time reliving my childhood here again. I can’t wait until next time!

Check out the Centre for Computing History website here
Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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