Latest addition: A bondi-blue iMac

Liam Proven lproven at
Fri Jul 1 12:54:42 CDT 2016

On 1 July 2016 at 18:48, Ian Finder <ian.finder at> wrote:
> Likewise there are Packard Bell X86 older than that iMac, that would
> qualify by most age limits I'd expect to be imposed, but that I'd cringe at
> seeing discussed here.

This is one of the things I find a little odd about the Facebook
Vintage Computers group. The kids get all excited about random beige
boxes. Cheap nasty generic clones are prized if they have the original
stickers, and they often want help doing very simple stuff like
attaching CD-ROM drives.

I mean, C64 or something, OK -- they sold in the millions, were never
very exciting or interesting _to me_ with their rotten BASIC and
dead-slow tapes and disks... but I 100% appreciate the nostalgia.

But a generic clone 486 or something? Yet people collect them. There's
one guy who just collects bare CPUs. Dozens, hundreds of x86

Mystifying. But then, I guess to them, what's the point in a 30y old
Unix box that can't play any game more exciting than Nethack?

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