Collecting, was: ZX80
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Nov 11 19:28:07 CST 2005
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > On 11/10/2005 at 8:49 PM Jules Richardson wrote:
> >>I suppose the name Sinclair is closely tied to the early days of the
> >>home computer boom, and at least in the UK people will think of his
> >>products before the likes of Commodore or Apple.
> > I don't know--if I were a collector (and I'm not--the junk just accumulates
> > here without me trying), I'd be looking for not-very common items.
> Me too - but people often get tied to a particular manufacturer for
> nostalgia reasons.
I'm not really a collector (at least not a 'stamp collector' :-)) but as
a hardware hacker, I tend to be interested in unusual/clever hardware
designs. Not just processors, peripherals can often be very interesting too.
That's why I have a few PERQs (very unusual CPU), and like HP stuff. HP
(at least in the 70's and early 80s) did some very intereting stuff, and
it was always very well put together.
I have little interest in yet-another-home-computer-with-corners-cut.
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