Classics long overdue a Boot.
killingsworth.todd at gmail.com
Thu May 19 16:09:59 CDT 2016
Ah! I've always wanted to play with a Crimson... ever since I saw them
being used for visualization at the Army Corp of Engineers back in the
early 90's. I was working in a different group and never got to use them.
Not even sure where to look for one nowadays.
On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 4:57 PM, Austin Pass <austinpass at gmail.com> wrote:
> Swift's thread on the "ones that got away" got me thinking about another
> source of guilt/regret common to the classic computer collector:
> Systems we've neglected or failed to boot recently.
> I've had a re-jig of my storage, and whilst it was great to uncover gems
> that I'd forgotten I even had, it also brought some regrets for the systems
> I've neglected - lots of them not booted in 10 years or more.
> Because they were easily accessible I pulled out my Colour Classic and G4
> Cube (is the latter on-topic through the "10 year rule" or are we sticking
> to pre-millenials?):
> Quick check-over and they both booted just fine!
> The systems I'm feeling really guilty over neglecting are:
> SGI Crimson VGX (skins perfect but needs some TLC before power-on)
> Micro PDP 11/83 (same)
> Maxed-out Acorn A3000 (my home-brew external SCSI Podule needs finishing)
> And I have a vast box of Sinclair Specturm games on tape that would
> probably take the rest of the year to load if I fired up my +2 and played
> them sequentially!
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