Colossus and other vintage computers from The National Museum of Computing
by Bill Detwiler | August 20, 2010, 11:45am PDT | Image 50 of 83
Integrated computer collection (Torch, Apple, Commodore and Amstrad)
Integrated computer collection (Torch, Apple, Commodore and Amstrad) - Image 50 of 83
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A lot of memories... and a lot of machines that are missing from those shot
I was surprised by some of the missing models though...
Like the HP 3000, TI-980
and for 'personal' computers I noticed that the venerable TRS-80 got snubbed... along with the Atari 800, XE and ST systems.
I won't donate them to the museum, but I still have 5 operational Atari machines (800, 65XE, 130XE, 520ST and a MEGA 2) an original IBM AT and a Commodore PC-10.
Great history lesson!
I started out on PC's back in 1986 by buying a Tandy TL/2, which was nothing more than a 286 running at a whopping 6 Mhz. And for the privilege of upgrading the hard drive to 30 MEGABYTES, and opting for the CGA monitor (which was capable of displaying a whopping 16 colors!) I ended up paying around $1400.00 - and that was in 1986 dollars!
Imagine even 25 years from today, when people look at the iPads and the crude cell phones that we use today-they will be amazed that we were forced to use such underpowered, overpriced stuff! Progress....it is the name of the game!
Thanks for the history lesson.
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