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Introduce yourself. Tell people why you are interested in vintage computers and what (if anything) you've got.

Hello everyone

Postby Antiphrasis on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:23 pm

It seems I've been out of touch with the Vintage Computing scene for too long, I hadn't realised there was a forum available until I got Terrys email today.

Anyway, to the introduction, I've been collecting computers since I was 16 or 17 which would mean I've been doing this for nigh on 17 years now, although I've had my efforts curtailed somewhat by the births of my three daughters over the last 5 years. I started out in computing on the Commodore 64 but my first 'collection' piece would have been my Commodore 4016, from their I basically collected any available computer that caught my interested until a lack of storage space taught me to be a little more selective.

At this time I still have a number of home systems from Amstrad, Apple, Atari, Commodore, Sinclair, Spectravideo plus various vintage business systems, mostly CP/M based, various PDA systems and games consoles from the early 80's onwards.

The plan is to reduce my collection somewhat and focus on a few systems rather than many, hopefully using using the proceeds of what I get for the systems I'm parting with to fund a few extra systems that I've been hanging out for. In theory this should also free up some space for having more that one system setup for use at any one time.

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Re: Hello everyone

Postby tezza on Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:55 pm

Greetings Don,

Thanks for the intro note. Welcome to the forums.

Yes, I'm pushed for space myself, which is why I restrict myself to just well known systems (except if something is donated). Being well=known systems means I can usually find resources out there on the Internet when I need to repair them.

What line of computers will you be focussing on?
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Re: Hello everyone

Postby Antiphrasis on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:51 pm

At this time I'd like to primarily keep my Commodore systems as they have the greatest significance to me however I'm hanging on to my CP/M based systems for now as I don't think there would be too much interest in them locally. My PDA and console collections, taking up a lot less space (and thus being more acceptable to she who must be obeyed) are likely to be spared for now as well.
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Re: Hello everyone

Postby tezza on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:08 pm

Antiphrasis wrote:At this time I'd like to primarily keep my Commodore systems as they have the greatest significance to me however I'm hanging on to my CP/M based systems for now as I don't think there would be too much interest in them locally. My PDA and console collections, taking up a lot less space (and thus being more acceptable to she who must be obeyed) are likely to be spared for now as well.


Yes, Commodore machines certainly seem to have that nostalgic factor hence collectors love them.

Re: the CP/M machines, you don't have an Epson QX-10 do you? I'd be interested.
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