When do we call a computer ‘antique’?
At one time they might have been given away to anyone willing to haul them off, but now many are asking what that old computer might be worth. These days the power and speed of computers is growing at the speed of light; today’s technology is often tomorrow’s oversized paperweight. Yet many people still love […]
Computer lovers are passionately devoted to what many other people happily throw away. And of course, many people question the sanity of accumulating something so out of date and obsolete. Nostalgia is one obvious reason for gathering 1980s computers But they are put to more use than you can imagine. Instead of simply letting old […]
From the huge and antique computer, the 680 square-foot ENIAC, to the sleek, smart and compact palmtops, digital computers have come a long way in less than a century. The word ‘computer’ is a very wide term in itself. From an ATM across the street to an ECG machine in the local hospital, every digital […]
For machines that have taken only 30 years to evolve into computing monsters, vintage desktop and personal computers seem to have a lot of history. Collecting classic computers from the 1960s, 70s and 80s is a way of learning and honoring the history of computing. It is definitely a relief when the ground doesn’t shake […]