Triumph Adler Alphatronic P1/P2 in Il muro di gomma (1991)

The offices of the newspaper where Rocco works are equipped with Alphatronic P1s or P2s.

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It seems not plausible to have these - 1991 heavily outdated - Alphatronic P2 machines in an active newspaper office. It was already the time of the 486 Processors - with the third generation of fully graphical Displays and software! In 1990 you could have got way better machines for almost nothing. We used an Alphatronic P1 (and I still have it) and I can very well remember how limited this machine was. I really love your site - memories of films connected to memories of computers. Awesome! And huge!
2014-12-15 09:32


I have a P2 like this but I can't obtain software. Have anyone some 160kb disk image like cpm or other to share? Thanks.
2015-06-03 09:35


As the More Information link shows, the computer name is "Adler" ("eagle" in German).
2017-03-31 22:43


Thanks, Michael - I've fixed the entry.
2017-03-31 22:44


Triumph-Adler (with hyphen) is just the manufacturer's company name, not specifically referring to "eagle". The "Triumph" part actually results from the Company's British roots as a subsidiary of Triumph Motorcycles Ltd., Hinckley. In pre-electronic times, Triumph-Adler was an important manufacturer of typewriters and mechanical office equipment. The brand still exists, owned by Kyocera.
2019-11-08 20:41