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August 22nd, 2003

Old Computers

(Paul got caught in traffic on his way to the White House for his meeting with President Bush, so I’m covering his arse for today with a late Ping.)

OldComputers.net

I’ll never get tired of sites that catalog the history of old PCs, especially when they include advertisements. I don’t know why, but I feel an urge to buy a Franklin Ace1000.

Other sites I love: Apple II History, A2Central, The Obsolete Computer Museum, and Old-Computers.com. What are your favorite retro-computer sites?

Posted in Technology

FROM: gordon
DATE: Friday August 22, 2003 -- 6:03:57 pm
well would you beleive i have a zx80 in the shed still in its orig box!



FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Saturday August 23, 2003 -- 2:11:04 am
I may have a newer computer but I really enjoy my Apple II GS. It's a little slow but worth every minute of the older games and easier educational tools.



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday August 23, 2003 -- 8:34:36 am
At my first paying radio gig, I would up doing high school basketball and football..I found an old Compaq III computer, which was called a "portable", but was more like
"luggable". Gotta admit, I still love that Orange Plasma screen..I could stare at that thing....for....hours....



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday August 26, 2003 -- 7:11:08 pm
Umm..I just read that, and realized that it made no sense. The computer was used for scorekeeping software...the Orange Plasma screen was always a conversation starter, especially with the women..until you had to lug the thing out of the arena..then you just looked dumb. ;p



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