November 6, 2007, 4:00 AM PST | Length: 224
Blow off the dust and get ready to dig through boxes. News.com's Kara Tsuboi takes a tour of the biggest garage sale for antique computers, vintage video games, and discarded gadgets--the Vintage Computer Festival at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. And for the first time in decades, the 45-year-old LINC personal computer lights up.
I didn't get anything in my TechRepublic newsletter about it even existing! Dude, I'm gonna be there next time! I just wish I had something to contribute, but my old TI99-4A is long gone (almost 5 years now, RIP)
I felt super bad about missing this event, but it was on the other side of the country, and didn't have the means to travel there. But WOW!! I would have given ANYTHING to have gone!! I know it sounds ultra geeky, but that would have been the ultimate for me! I still have my Commodore 64 and shoebox's of 5 1/4 disk in my closet, along with a near mint condition Tandy Model 100 portable computer that works great! I wonder if they had a shrine set up for the Altair if they had one at all?