What are the really unusual or weird computers?
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 26 17:04:01 CDT 2007
--- Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk>
> Chris M wrote:
> > Remember this is a vintage forum. If you want real
> > stuff, you'd typicall fare better somewhere else,
> > typically signifying cutting-edge.
> Careful there - lots of things can be vintage and
> cutting edge - they're just
> not cutting edge *now* :-)
I did say typically. Of course there are designs that
fell by the wayside (never to be repeated in any
form?). But to exclude something as *disinteresting*
is at best subjective. It's often said newer computers
are bland and lack character. Who's to say
*interesting* stops at something as trifling as the
design of the case for instance? Being "pc's" were so
plentiful, there was lots of room to experiment with
elements of design, and some are nice to look at (if
nothing else LOL). My Leading Edge Model M (not the
later and much more common Model D) is pretty, so
nyeh. And I tend to shy away from *true* compatibles,
but this one was too *intrustin* to pass up.
But again I do have to question why a person would go
on a quest for vintage stuph to find interesting
designs. Again, they exist, but I think the vast
majority of the time that person enjoys tinkering,
something that is less practical w/today's machines.
And if anyone is going to suggest an Intel based unit
doesn't give you ample room to tinker, it simply ain't so.
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