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Re: make the case for owning a vintage computer

Here's one, an Atari 1040st. Go - The 1040ST has a distinctive look, it was used by many music composers, it is one of the first affordable personal computers with a GUI and color screen, it's the first computer for home market with 1MB of RAM, large library of classic games available etc. Does an …

Re: Anyone want to bet if this sells :)

It will sell, if not as a whole computer, then in parts. The CGA card is possibly worth half of the asking price *if it works*. The HDD controller with cables is an easy $25. The (expanded?) memory board is probably worth >$50 to the right person (not for the hoarders over here). So we are already …

Re: Vogons users, how do you deal with anxiety?

I can't look inside the OP's head, but personally I like to be distracted. That can be anything like going for a walk outside and talking with real people. Here on vogons we don't have anxiety, instead we have obsessive-compulsive desire to collect old hardware. Un fortunately, it's terminal and …

Re: Is there Anyone "Overpaying" for Hardware and Proud of it? Well, maybe not Proud, but...

I think A2000s did bottom out at around a couple of hundred quid mid-late 90s but I was too broke at the time. I've kept my eyes skinned for local deals on them for two decades, but there's been a couple I just missed. Well one at a decent price I missed and one quite recently that I hummed and …

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