Originally Posted by Dngrsone
I miss my C64...
I used to work on mainframes and repair industrial drives from the '70s... not quite Eniacs.
I think you'll appreciate this one then even though it's a really bad shot from the cell phone I had quite a few years ago. One of my friends used to work for a bank that was getting rid of this old Tandem mainframe. They offered it to him and he took it and stored it in his parents garage (funny enough it's still there last I talked to him and he's gone through a couple of houses).
He and I were both big fans of the C64 and if you look in the top right you'll notice 1 above the other Vic 20.
I missed the mainframe era, but our school had Commodore PET computers and later Unisys Icons (which I'm told were sold to them for $7500/each).
I see a few oldies every now and then. A couple of weeks ago we got a Tandy 1000 in. It's always nice to reminisce, but the urge to keep anything fades pretty quickly. At one point we had a DEC Alpha. I probably would have kept it except it was one of the less useful XL 266. I put it on display for a short time and then got rid of it. Now when anything old comes around I call a friend who's in touch with a computer museum near our area.