Vintage Computing and the Nostalgia Itch

Vintage Computing and the Nostalgia Itch
July 23, 2019 No Comments Vintage Technology Paul Scobie

I have discovered that the older I become the more I seek out reminders of highlights of my past.

In the late 1980’s I was an Apple Technical Specialist and was involved with servicing Apple computers for the school boards as well as several clients of my employer. Computers included Apple II/IIe/IIc/IIg systems then progressed over the years to the Apple Macintosh lineup.

I own a fully restored (by me) Apple IIe computer complete with dual floppy drives, a green Apple Monochrome lle monitor along with an assortment of original software including a complete boxed version of AppleWorks with manual. This showroom condiiton beauty now resides in my basement and is turned on every month or so but truly does not get the attention that it should.

In addition I have a Data General One Model T2 portable computer from the late 80’s. This fully functional battery powered computer features dual 3.5 inch floppy disk drives, 512 K RAM, a working power supply, and believe it or not the battery still is able to hold a charge and operate for several minutes. The computer also includes the custom Pierre Cardin designed carrying case along with a Data General luggage tag. Everything is in excellent working and cosmetic condition and the battery still hold a charge believe it or not! A true find for my nostalgic passion.

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Paul Scobie Paul Scobie is an accomplished Technology and Digital Transformation Leader specializing in Healthcare Technology and Information Security.

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