- A suitcase sized monster that is best described as a programmable calculator on steroids that my father brought home from work in 1971 because they were throwing it out. Old? This had nixitubes for the numerical readouts!
- My first computer: a Sinclair ZX-81 with exactly 1 (one) kilobyte of RAM!
- A Dick Smith Cat (an apple clone).
- A Commodore, the Volkswagen of its time!
- An Atari 520 (I think) I've got two of these! (It seemed like a good idea at the time)
After that I decided to stop taking chances on technology and stuck to the mainstream - Windoze - but I still have most of the old carcases lying around. Recently I got interested in Crimson Skies, an old PC Game and found that, because of video card "updates", the only computer that would play it was one of the old clunkers in the garage. This got me thinking, I really should do something with all the old post-Atari tech I have lying around the place.
Obviously I'm going to put together a "legacy" windows machine for gaming, but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for imaginative uses for the old tech that I'm sure everyone has lying around? One thing I've always wondered is if you could scavenge all the hard drives and put them into a case then network them for compartmentalised storage.