Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Nov 2008 14:55 UTC, submitted by Ward D
Hardware, Embedded Systems The private computer museum of Max Burnet has every bit of computing nostalgia imaginable, ranging from the first UNIX PDP-7, a classic DEC PDP-8, the original IBM PC, a string of old Apple's including the Apple Lisa, a Spectrum Sinclair (doh!) ZX81, Bill Gates' personal favorite the MITS Altair 8800, a DEC VT100 terminal, and a range of IBM mainframe consoles from the 1960s and 1970s. If you have never seen what this old stuff looks like, this slideshow offers a snapshot of the past. And if you thought PCs became fashionable with the Apple iMac, then you haven't seen the lime green or powder blue consoles of some of DEC's machines from the 1970s.
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Oh the memories...
by gregthecanuck on Tue 25th Nov 2008 01:22 UTC
gregthecanuck
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2006-05-30

I remember building up an Altair S-100 clone back in high-school.

The 4K memory board needed 32 1Kx1 memory chips that cost $4 each (I remember scraping up the cash). It used 3 5V regulators.

Now you can get 1G for $15. :\

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RE: Oh the memories...
by Doc Pain on Tue 25th Nov 2008 03:33 in reply to "Oh the memories..."
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2006-10-08

Now you can get 1G for $15. :\


But can you get the same fun for this price? A "geeky" question, I know... computer hardware isn't that funny, interesting and understandable (!) anymore.

Since computers are mass ware, I don't find them that interesting as I found them, let's say, 20 years ago. Today I'm only interested in how computers get abused and damaged by oh so clever users. :-)

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