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Repro computer 'antiques'

We live in strange times. Someone is ebaying a reproduction of an Altair 8800.

For the non-geeks among you, the Altair is widely regarded as the first personal computer, and was programmed by flicking switches. Not something the average civilian could hope to do much with. Meanwhile, back at the plot, the bidding stands at $1700.

What's next, I wonder?
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Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:57 pm

no different from collecting old televisions or radios that you can no longer use.
nostaligia sells ask david dickinson and the royal family.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:10 pm

All very true, and my top tip for speculating in IT 'antiques' is to buy Apple. It is more that there is now a market in repro that intrigued.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:48 pm

as we type
sir clive sinclair is launching a new valve and solenoid powered calculating apparatus that folds up into a bag the size of the QE2 and as an added bonus its sinks remarkably quickly.
just like the rest of his ideas.  



Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 4:23 pm

the first mains powered vibrator-1950's,not to be used with any water based lube  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 5:00 pm

Mr Mortice you jest , the first mains dildos were available in the 1930's sold as "masagers"
A true fact  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:54 pm

Think they might be older than that. I hired out 'The Road to Wellville' the other day, and if memory serves powered devices for dealing with 'hysteria' were all the rage in the US sanitarium (sic) movement. Roger Ebert's review is here.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:04 pm

review of the dildo or film?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:09 pm

(Having finally stopped sniggering)

The film, although I do not doubt that there are reviews online for all sorts of products that 'Which' passes over.  



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