What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?

Paul Anderson useddec at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 14:24:25 CST 2017

Anyone ever heard of the GTE IS1000?

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:

> On 01/12/2017 11:19 AM, Sam O'nella wrote:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/85127208@N05/7799377360/in/photostream
> > Not sure if this URL will share properly but this is one item I'd
> > love to hear if anyone knows about. Definitely one of my most unusual
> > prices however I bought it from a fellow collector and he got it from
> > a friend's pawn shop find so not much on the true origin other than
> > speculation. I haven't had time to fix it, but even the molecular
> > connectors for the power are a but unusual. I brought it to our VCF
> > South/Southwest a few times for showing early Portable computers.
> >
> That brings back some KIM-1 memories!  I recall a KIM-fan friend who
> ordered up a complete KIMSI S-100 adapter, as well as a standard S100
> case and PSU from Integrand, complete with 5.25" floppy cutout.  I took
> on the task of helping him out getting the floppy (a Shugart SA400)
> going.  It was a bit of a nightmare with the big power transformer
> living in the same box.  We had to work up some shielding for the drive.
> --Chuck

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