falco wrote:...I've managed to hold onto a number of my original machines...
Gibsaw wrote:You lucky sod. You'd be one of the few who did. I think it'd be fairly accurate to say that most of us end up having to buy everything again after our original machines suffer their original obsolescence and disposal. I've spent a fortune on Apple II's after giving away my originals to another collector in the late 90's... including quite a lot of software I wrote as a teenager. (Which I would dearly love to get back.)
mrad01 wrote:I think I was the only Spectravideo user in the town I was from. We didn't have any arcades, so I spent my time re-writing games I had seen from trips to the city.
mrad01 wrote:Wow, you have apple IIs. Trying to buy one is really really hard! I'm trying every contact I have to see if I can get one. Gibsaw is helping me out currently... I'm keen to build up a collection of well preserved (or restored) machines from the 1977->1990 era - should be fun! Falco, If you ever want to spare one of your Apple IIs - please let me know!
Interesting - where were you? I got into SVIs because relatives in Whitianga (Coromandel Peninsula) had one, which they bought from a place called Piaggi Computers in Thames.
mrad01 wrote:I was from Ruawai (near Dargaville, up north). We were one of the first schools in northland with computers, so it was Apple 2 all the way for us. That's why I'm so keen on getting hold of one (or many)!
falco wrote:....They are a lot of fun to play with. Once you find one, I'd be happy to help you out with software, writing disks from a PC etc (I use ADT and a //c or Laser 128).
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