Apple in the Attic

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1 month 6 days ago - 1 month 6 days ago #34411 by Isamorph
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Sometimes one finds undiscarded junk in attics, but other times one finds wonderful memories and things long forgotten. Human memory, similar to a pc or house, has its own attics, places where one stores stuff and sometimes doesn't visit for many a year. The fellow in the article found a 30 year old Apple pc, which brought back some nice memories. Although the pc has little memory by today's standards, it still worked, and although it isn't worth much money, due to there being many others like it still extant, it's priceless to this fellow.

www.cnn.com/2019/02/17/tech/30-year-old-apple-computer-work-trnd/index.html

www.ebay.com/b/Apple-IIe-Vintage-Home-Computers/162075/bn_2780951
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1 month 5 days ago #34414 by Diedrich_Duo
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Cool article -- thanks! We enjoy a similar "blast from the past" whenever we patronize our local Dairy Queen. They still have the same green-screen monitors they've had for a very long time, but they always get our orders right, so we don't mind that they're not leading the way with cutting-edge technology.
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1 month 5 days ago #34430 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Of course nowadays even the dumbest smartphone is 1000 times more computer than they were - but nothing else, before or since has matched some of the old B&W Apple computers for longevity & reliability.
When they got the additions of hard drives, they were a perfect, simple, distraction free writer's tool.
I bet that if there was a way to simulate those ancient machines with a larger screen, that many writers would race to get such a thing.
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1 month 5 days ago #34435 by Isamorph
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Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Of course nowadays even the dumbest smartphone is 1000 times more computer than they were - but nothing else, before or since has matched some of the old B&W Apple computers for longevity & reliability.
When they got the additions of hard drives, they were a perfect, simple, distraction free writer's tool.
I bet that if there was a way to simulate those ancient machines with a larger screen, that many writers would race to get such a thing.

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1 month 5 days ago #34436 by lexusl21
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I have a commodore in the Attic for sale????
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1 month 5 days ago - 1 month 4 days ago #34441 by Isamorph
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lexusl21 wrote: I have a commodore in the Attic for sale????


How long has he been there and how much do you want for him? Oh, or is it the attic for sale? :) Just joshing. If you're looking to sell, here is a link to some for sale on Ebay that provide an idea of what you might get for it.
www.ebay.com/b/Vintage-Commodore-128-Computers-and-Mainframes/162075/bn_1642314
www.ebay.com/b/Vintage-Commodore-64-Computers-and-Mainframes/162075/bn_1642438

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1 month 5 days ago #34442 by 112059
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lexusl21 wrote: I have a commodore in the Attic for sale????



The Commodore VIC-20 was the first computer of any description to sell one million units.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_VIC-20
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1 month 5 days ago - 1 month 5 days ago #34443 by lexusl21
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I have a commodore 128. Not a 64. With monitor

I have much in my Attic. All for sale. Problem is I don't want to bring it down and mail it

Geeze. I would sell for half that.

Oh it is in attic since end of 1980's
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1 month 4 days ago #34444 by st3fx
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Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Of course nowadays even the dumbest smartphone is 1000 times more computer than they were - but nothing else, before or since has matched some of the old B&W Apple computers for longevity & reliability.
When they got the additions of hard drives, they were a perfect, simple, distraction free writer's tool.
I bet that if there was a way to simulate those ancient machines with a larger screen, that many writers would race to get such a thing.

So true.

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin: 'Why I still use DOS'
www.bbc.com/news/technology-27407502

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