Originally Posted by KingDaddyO
... that's funny. I've also got a relic-laden collection of vintage
leftovers from the early PC years. For ex. I too have a copy of dBase III+ (with manuals, for the Wang PC!) and many other goodies from that era:
Microsoft Windows Executive (and you think BSODs are bad??)
... the list goes on ...
Why? Hell I dunno.
Fast forward to present day... I've gotten therapy, made all payments to the trash collector, and each week I make a stab at throwing away some 'long-lost & forgotten, really great THING' ... that means absolutely nothing to me in the real world of everyday life. But there is the hardware too
Let's just say it's an interesting collection. Still have my first couple of PC's (a small fleet of Sinclair ZX81s
) in addition to enough brand-name boat anchors to start a small vintage computer museum of my own. Oh, and then there are the full size arcade games and jukebox projects.
Thanks, Having too much fun downstairs ... need help
I think we keep some of this stuff for the same reason we secretly admire our battle scars... or the captured weapons of our enemies...