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NeXT Dimension Cube Turbo

The name of the computer is a mouthful and all of the words are probably not in the right order but it really doesn’t matter.  This is a computer I just recently acquired and...

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Bill-1 8008 Computer Documentation

Below is the documentation for the Bill-1 computer.  You can see that this is not a “hobby computer” but one that had some serious engineering behind it.  It’s still unknown exactly what it is...

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IBM 5100: In Pictures

After some serious cleaning and some troubleshooting, I wasn’t able to get the 5100 running.  It is a sad day when you can’t get something working but the parts are just too scarce.  So,...

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IBM 5100: Before

I was able to acquire an IBM 51oo after many many months of pursuit.  It is in rough shape but I was expecting that.  It’s not often these come up for sale so you...

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The “Bill-1” 8008 Based Computer

I recently acquired an Intel 8008 based computer known as the “Bill-1” that was originally designed and developed at Litton Data Systems in the early to mid 70s.  It has this name because that’s the...

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MITS 941M Calculator

I’m not really a calculator collector other than some early HP computers that might be considered calculators by some.  I saw a MITS 941M metric converting calculator on eBay and just had to get...

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The Exidy Sorcerer Mystery

I acquired a computer lot from the niece of a fascinating engineer from California. He had an interesting collection of hardware, software and odds and ends. Without being able to speak to him, one...

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A Time to Blog…

Over the past little while, I’ve been accumulating my vintage computer collection. While I say, “I think I’m almost done”, I know of at least one more computer that I have to acquire but I...

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IMSAI Short Form Catalog for Fall 1977

Along with an IMSAI PCS-80/30 I acquired, I received some documentation.  Among the documents was the IMSAI Short Form Catalog for Fall 1977.  I would imagine this is the catalog that was available when...

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The Making of a Virtual Exhibit

You will notice I don’t use the term “museum” but I do use “virtual exhibit”.  Museum is an academic term and a very involved process of accession, cataloging and displaying one or many collections....