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October 14, 2005 10:17 AM   Subscribe

It is with great regret that we place our PC Collection up for purchase. We being The Freeman PC Museum, not to be confused with any of these. Move over, leicester codex?
posted by Eothele (14 comments total)
About the only things missing are an Amiga and an Apple I (with the wood case).
posted by clevershark at 10:25 AM on October 14, 2005

They have two Amigas, an A500 and an A1000 (those are quite rare now).
posted by Malor at 10:32 AM on October 14, 2005

Apart from the historical interest of items like these, in years to come we're going to need old hardware to retrieve data from old media. CDs, DVDs, 3.5 inch floppies, 5.25 floppies, and on back.
posted by jam_pony at 11:47 AM on October 14, 2005

The shipping on that is going to be a bitch.
posted by drezdn at 12:13 PM on October 14, 2005

Love this. My first computer is here. It had a great voice synthesizer program .. took Microsoft years to buy something equivalent produce something as good.
posted by QuietDesperation at 12:21 PM on October 14, 2005

Hey, hey, 16k.
posted by CynicalKnight at 12:22 PM on October 14, 2005

A500s and A1000s are rare? I can have one (or more) of each on my doorstep in less than a week with a phone call or email. There's still quite a lot of them out and about.
posted by mrbill at 12:57 PM on October 14, 2005

I like this one.... 15K expandable RAM for the bargain price of $2760 (in 1973 dollars!)
posted by aacheson at 12:59 PM on October 14, 2005

i wonder how much this stuff will be worth in say, 80 years.
posted by Menomena at 1:15 PM on October 14, 2005

Agreed, 1 A1000 and A2000 within easy reach me. God if they had been successful. Never loved a machine more than those.
posted by cavalier at 2:12 PM on October 14, 2005

reach to me. I see your live preview and raise you a I don't seem to notice mistakes!!
posted by cavalier at 2:12 PM on October 14, 2005

I miss my Commodore Plus/4.
posted by FormlessOne at 3:30 PM on October 14, 2005

It's hard to believe that we, as humans, can form such strong bonds with, of all things.... digital computers.

I'm one of them... I long for my Commodore 64, it's 1541 5 1/4" Floppy Disk Drive, and a 300 Buad coupler MODEM.

My computer infatuation started in 1983 when I was four.... and now... here I sit in a darkened datacenter, manning the mid-shift on a Friday night, a 21st century mainframe console magician... dumping data to tape, syncing databases, and coding in arcanum.

That said, I do so hope that someone purchases and preserves this entire collection of computers.

"...till they prey the keyboard from my cold, dead hands."
posted by PROD_TPSL at 4:25 PM on October 14, 2005

i wonder how much this stuff will be worth in say, 80 years

Well, 100 year old treadle sewing machines, such as this Singer, are usually worth next to nothing despite their beautiful shape, intricate metal works and elaborate painted designs. Antique shops often remove and discard the machine, then sell the wooden cabinet.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:25 PM on October 18, 2005

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