This section of my web page is dedicated to beginnings of the computer age. I have always marveled at how people have managed to keep some of their old computers still running after all these years and have managed to put their information onto the web.
I remember going to my first Hamboree back in 1990 (This is a local Ham Radio / Computer Show that is conducted on the first Saturday and Sunday in February each year) and seeing a lot of great old computers that still worked. I remember seeing an IBM PC Jr, an Apple Mac like the one pictured above, an Atari 800, Apple Lisa and Commodore 64 computer all at the same show. As the years have passed on, some of these machines begin to no longer function but have programs written to allow them to be emulated to run on more current machines so that people can still experience what the early days of the home computer were like.
I hope to help rekindle of the wonderful memories that us old hackers used to have with working with our early computers. Here are but a few links that I have found. I hope that they bring back memories of a simpler time before the Wintel monopoly took over and stifled innovation.
|Vintage Computer Festival||Apple LISA 2-10 at Computer Museum of America||The Mothership! - check out their black and white section||Obsolete Computer Museum|
|Vintage Computers Home||Vintage computers have their groupies||LA Weekly - Vintage Computer Article||Tir's Vintage Computers|
|Vintage Computer Help Line||Vintage Computer Collecting - everything old is new again- article 1||Vintage Computer Collecting - everything odl is new again - article 2||The Computer Closet|
|Retrocomputing||Memoir of a Homebrew Computer Club Member||Von Neuman Machines - helping to preserve computer history||The Virtual Museum of Computing|
|The Jefferson Computer Museum||The Apollo Guidance Computer - information abou the computers used on the NASA apollo missions||ENIAC - 50th Anniversary||The Online Software Museum|
|The History of Computing||The Computer Museum History Center||Mind Machine Museum||National Archive for the History of Computing|
|Time Warp - Archive of Vintage Technology||The Computer Museum of America||The Virtual Altair Museum|