First post, by King_Corduroy
I always feel guilty when I do this but today I boxed up and put away my PCjr and all it's compatible software (which is not much). I like the machine and I would never think of getting rid of it but... when it really comes down to it it's really nothing more than a giant desk ornament, a conversation piece. When I have it out and set up it just sits there unused due to it's annoying incompatibilities and lack of upgrade paths. So today I decided I wanted my desk space back again and I was going to do something about all the techno clutter. So I boxed it up and packed up a bunch of my other stuff and put it back into storage off in an unused and seldom visited part of the house where I keep most things I either haven't got to yet or simply needed to get out of my living area. I find the magic has really worn off for the most part and it feels like more of a historical boat anchor. 🤣
I find I get more enjoyment out of using the machines I grew up using like my Packard Bell (Which I'm sure you are all sick of me talking about by now. 😜 ) but I think I would still get a real DOS machine like a 486 or something. I guess I'm losing my enthusiasm for the 8 bit era of computing a bit. My C64 and C64C sit in storage right now also because they are a bit of a pain to use and I don't have much software for them, but mainly because they weren't my era I guess. I have no feelings for them. Don't get me wrong, their fucking cool and I fully intend to get more stuff for them but having them around doesn't keep me excited as having my 90's computers set up and so they are relegated to storage for now.
So I guess what I'm wondering is do you guys feel similarly or do you keep all your machines set up all the time and use them equally?
Of course it may just be me, I've been finding I don't get the same entertainment out of playing games like I used to, I just can't sit down at them for days like before. 😒
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