Hi from Christchurch

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Hi from Christchurch

Postby Kitch on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:21 pm

Hi,

I've been collecting old Mac's and Amiga's for a few years now. Our first family computer was a 16K ZX Spectrum and when I was a teenager I bought a brand new A500 but I never really progressed past using it to play games. For quite a few years I had no real interest in computers, I was more into cars and drag racing.
A few years ago I found an old Amiga listed on Trademe and that got me started collecting Amiga's and renewed my interest in them.
I moved onto collecting late eighties and early nineties Apple Mac's as well as picking up Atari ST's, C64's and then Amstrads. A shortage of space meant I had to reduce my collection down to Mac's and Amiga's and at one stage I had reduced my Amiga collection to just a couple but I have been slowly building it back up again.
I'm not such a whiz on the software side of things (but I'm learning), I do like the actual hardware and I'm a bit like I was with my cars always trying to modified and improve them for better performance.

Cheers, Andrew.
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Re: Hi from Christchurch

Postby Carcenomy on Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:03 pm

A man after my own heart with a collection more or less like mine! Welcome aboard!
Just the local Commodore hobo and middle-aged PC hoarder.
eisa on Trademe. A lasting reminder of a Compaq fetish when I was younger.
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Re: Hi from Christchurch

Postby tezza on Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:09 pm

Welcome to the forums Andrew.

I missed out on the fun of the Atari and Amiga 16 bitters. I was in my mid 20s and more concerned with career and family. I had to make do with an XT clone at home bought because it was compatible with my work computers.

I've made up for it by getting an Amiga 500 and Atari 1040STFM in the collection. Nice games machines. I'm sure people used them to explore those early BBSs too!
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Re: Hi from Christchurch

Postby machinecoder on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:36 am

is it bob kitch - known for VZ :?:
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Re: Hi from Christchurch

Postby Kitch on Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:25 pm

Sorry, not Bob Kitch and the only VZ I know is a make of holden Commodore.
Amiga 4000T's,4000's, 3000's, 2000's, 1200's,1000's, 600's, 500's, CDTV and CD32's
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