Classic Computer Technology Hobby

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Classic Computer Technology Hobby

Remember the Atart-2600? How bout the TRS-80, the ColecoVision, the Odyssey, the Commodore 64? What about the Newton - the first “unofficial” PDA (though some would argue there were earlier PDAs). Sure, mentioning these dated, practically ancient technology probably dates me. I’m sure if I have kids one day, they’ll probably laugh at such obsolete technology. But will I feel dated? Nah… Reading about pioneering computer technology just brings back great childhood and teenage memories. Memories like playing Olympic Sports or Bruce Lee on a Commodore 64 over a friend’s house until 4am while watching Saturday Night’s Main Event . Yes, I admit it, I watched WWF (now WWE) wrestling. I don’t turn my back on my past favorite technologies… I embrace them. Just like a classic car lover, I am a classic technology lover. There are some good websites out there for classic gaming or classic computer collecting.

If like me you enjoy reading about older technology or even starting a classic computer/technology collection, then you should go check out http://news.computercollector.com. The website has a free newsletter that you can join called the "Computer Collector E-mail Newsletter". Sign up, I think you’ll enjoy it. And if you have any great classic computer stories or if miss some long lost loved computer, that either broke or your mom threw out, don’t feel so bad. Just let it all out. Crying is good.. I for one miss my TRS-80 Color Computer. I miss doing “peek” and “poke” commands, I miss playing PacMan. If someone ever invents a time-machine, I’m going back to the 1980’s where MTV actually played music and not reality TV shows 24X7, hair-bands and Rock was king, and unlike today where everyone uses a modem to get online, in the 80’s only geeks (myself included) used modems on BBS (bulletin board systems).



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