Welcome to our site for sharing a classic computer experience. You will find our featured stories below with more to come as we continue our evolution forward. As more computers are discovered, documented, and added to the site they will appear under the stories tab above. Computers with a less substantial impact will later appear in a collection page, when time permits.
The Media page will contain special videos and other files that augment different computers or software in the collection.
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To generate inspiration for the preservation and appreciation of historic computing, and to drive a new generation of interest in revolutionary ingenuity.
The story of purchasing and exploring a historical IBM 5110 microcomputer system with software, documentation, and even the dust cover. Read about the acquisition, where the system came from, and the details about its function and technology. Explore the internal parts as we open it to address issues and make repairs.
The story of the acquisition of a TRS-80 Model II Microcomputer and Disk Expansion Unit that came up for sale on local classifieds and with it a "Demo Use Only" copy of the Adventure Games written for the Model II. Read about the story of the acquisition, where the machine came from. Take a look inside as we open it up for routine maintenance and repair, and finally our process for capturing the diskette and setting up a diskette capture station.
This story is content gathered over several acquisitions with the most important point of the story, a recovered hard disk image, and software. In this story, we take a deep look at the hardware on the Tandy 2000 and what made it so special. We also take a look at things that hurt and helped the Tandy 2000. We wrap up with a look at some of the software found regarding the early development of the first Entertainment Packs by Microsoft, including an early version of Solitaire and Taipei for Windows, Chess for Tandy 2000 DOS as circulated via the Tandy Orphans "Whimper", and Digital Research Draw and Graph for the Tandy 2000.