The HandsOff Hardware Museum

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by HandsOff, Jun 15, 2004.

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  1. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

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    I have found many old peices of computer junk that probably belong in a museum. It's bad enough that i have one or two old parallel port zip drives with maybe 30 zip disks. conceivably i could find a use for them someday (instead of CD-R/RW?)

    i have a parallel port "snappy" video capture card, though i doubt i will ever have a compatable operating system

    but for the all time useless piece of parallel port junk:

    an external parallel port drive from CMS that supposedly was compatable with ancient macintosh or ibm pc's with...are you ready...a 43 megabyte hard drive! the think looks like a minerature computer, must weigh 20 pounds. And it just has that look and feel that screams, "I was cutting edge technology"

    i think maybe it's time to part with some things!

    -HandsOff
     
  2. Pigman

    Pigman Registered Member

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    My comp has a zip drive.
     
  3. big ed

    big ed Registered Member

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    Uh, I have a Jaquard 500 sitting out in the barn somewhere. At one time it was a "State Of the Art" desktop. Has 2 - 8" floppy drives and a humongous 128k of ram(total). Used to be hooked up to a Pertec hard drive that was the size of a small pony. The 500 alone used to sell for about 25k bare bones. The manuals stacked about as high as Shaq O'neil.

    I am driven to tears just thinking about it!

    big ed
     
  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Since DSL and the latest processors and video cards have come along, I don't feel the need to upgrade as often as I used to.

    I keep one win 98 computer as a backup to my xp machine.

    I got rid of the other three! :D
     
  5. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Well I've still got my first Computer....it takes up 3/4 of our 20'x20' spare bed-room, floor to ceiling in our Tepee Condominium....AND I've still got the Coal-fired boiler that provided the Steam needed to run it.......beat that..... :D

    Cochise, :cool:
     
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